Friday, February 16, 2018

NYC-Based Jazz Trumpeter Dave Scott

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Trumpeter Dave Scott .. He talked about a recent recording session .. about about growing up in Kansas City .. Living in Los Angelse for 11 years and going to school at USC .. He currently lives in New York and has been composing for and performing with his own jazz quintet and also has a new project featuring violin, piano, guitar, bass and drums. He is recognized in the New York jazz community as a prolific composer – He is also a clinician and a very seasoned jazz cat with much to say ..

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Jazz Multi-Instrumentalist Dave Bennett

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Multi-Instrunmentalist Dave Bennett .. He talked to us about his new 2017 CD Blood Moon .. So, he grew up n Waterford, Michigan and is entirely self-taught – In fact, he began at age 10 on clarinet listening to and quickly playing along with Benny Goodman records. To date, he can play the electric guitar, piano, drums and vocalizes.At 12 he was invited by legendary jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham to the bandstand of New York’s famous Sweet Basil jazz  .. Since then he has played Carnegie Hall and been around the world ..

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Jazz Drummer, Composer & Educator Dafnis Prieto

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist, Composer -& Educator Dafnis Prieto .. He has a new album – 2018’s Back to the Sunset and it’s a great new album .. he’s originally Cuba where his revolutionary drumming techniques and compositions had a powerful impact on the Latin and Jazz music scene – He came to New York in 1999 and has played wit the best since then .. like Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman, Eddie Palmieri, Chucho Valdez, Bebo Valdez, Roy Hargrove, and Andrew Hill .. He is also the founder of the independent music company Dafnison Music 

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Jazz Saxophonist & Composer Kevin Sun

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Kevin Sun .. He is promoting his new 2018 CD Trio .. He’s a 2014 graduate of Harvard College & would go on to complete his studies at The New England Conservatory of Music  - These days, he is based out of Brooklyn, New York, but previously lived in Boston - and performed at local venues such as Wally’s Jazz CafĂ© and the Beat Hotel – Over the years, he’s played with Vijay Iyer, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Dave Liebman, and Rich Perry, - Along with the music, he’s an active contributor to Jazz Speaks, the official blog of The Jazz Gallery, a not-for-profit jazz cultural center in New York City -

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jazz Guitar Legend Pat Martino - The 500th Interview

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Guitar Legend Pat Martino .. We caught up with him to discuss his 2017 CD  Formidable and so many other things .. He discussed his in Philadelphia and how he was irst exposed to jazz through his father, Carmen "Mickey" Azzara, who sang in local clubs and briefly studied guitar with Eddie Lang. He began playing guitar when he was twelve years old - eft school in tenth grade to devote himself to music and became actively involved with the early rock scene in Philadelphia, alongside stars like Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Darin. An icon before his eighteenth birthday, Pat was signed as a leader for Prestige Records when he was twenty. Pat has had a hugely interesting career and lifeline .. his survival has been the key to his success ..

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Japanese Jazz Pianist Satoko Fuji on 60

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist Satoko Fuji – So, she is turning 60 and celebration that big year in style .. With her album Solo - she begins her yearlong plan to release one CD a month with an introspective masterpiece recorded live in concert .. We caught up with her recently in Japan to talk about this along with her key to longevity – why she loves performing live and so much more..

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Monday, February 12, 2018

Kansas City Jazz Guitarist Rod Fleeman

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Kansas City Jazz Guitarist Rod Fleeman .. He is always a busy cat on the KC scene .. whether with Deborah Brown, Bram at the Majestic or as a part of the Kasnas City Jazz Orchestra .. He developed a love for jazz while a freshman at Southwest High School growing up in KC and would go on to attend  the University of Utah and the University of Miami .. Over the years, he has performed with the best .. like Marilyn Maye, Karrin Allyson, Jay McShann, Claude Williams and many more .. He’s got great tales and a good story to tell ..

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/