Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Jazz Sax, Flute, Composer and Arranger Don Braden

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist, Flautist, Composer & Arranger Don Braden .. His last ablum was 2015’s Luminosity  - and in the fall of 2016 he will release Earth Wind and Wonder .. Don was born in Cincinnati and raised in Louisville  and in the 1980’s he went to Harvard as an Engineering major – After writing code for software in NYC for some time, music won out .. He went on to jam with cats like Lonnie Smith, Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, JJ Johnson, Art Farmer .. Over his career he has recoded over 19 CDs as a leader and 80 as a sideman .. And there’s always more to come now that he’s taking a break from teaching ..

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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 Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 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/

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jazz Pianist Jeb Patton

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist Jeb Patton  .. His latest album is 2015’s Shades and Tones and like all his work, it’s impressive as a modern jazz voice out there .. From Silver Springs, Maryland, he did Pre-Med at Duke University  before switching over to music and learning from Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College – He has had a very interesting career path and he shared it with us ..

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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 Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 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/

Friday, September 16, 2016

Italian Jazz Pianist Dino Massa on "Echoes of Europe"

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Italian Jazz Pianist and composer Dino Massa from Naples, Italy .. He took some time from him home in Italy to speak with Neon Jazz in Kansas City to discuss a collaborative album a new CD venture called “Echoes of Europe” that will be avaiblabe worldwide on January 2, 2017 – This came about after an encounter with KC-based alto saxophonist and composer Christopher Burnett in 1990 when Burnett played in the NATO Jazz Band then headquartered in Naples – Together, they put together a project full of modern swing tune with some of the fullest-sounding orchestration – Dino dicusseed this album, his life in jazz 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 Mornings from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 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/

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Jazz Saxophonist, Flautist, Composer & Teacher T.K. Blue

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist, Flautist, Composer, Arranger and Teacher T.K. Blue  .. He’s got a new album in the works .. and he is always one busy cat .. He has spent some quality time with KC’s own Bobby Watson in the past .. He grew up in the Bronx and his parents were from Trinidad and Jamaica – This is one well educated man .. along with New York’s Jazzmobile – he was a double major in mysic and psychology at New York University and got his Master's in Music Education from Columbia University – Over the years, he has performed with many notable cats like the legendary Randy Western, Jimmy Heat and Abdullah Ibrahim – He spent a decade in Paris, came back to New York City and is a big piece of the vibrant jazz mix going on in America ..

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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 Mornings from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 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, September 12, 2016

Veteran KC Jazz Cat Dan Thomas Live at the Blue Room in KCMO

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Veteran Saxophonist Dan Thomas .. I caught up with him between sets at the Blue Room off 18th and Vine to talk to him about his life as a Kansas City musician, his gig at that historic place off 18th and Vine and some more .. So, dig this interview, my friends ..

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Thanks for listening and tuning into yet another Neon Jazz interview .. where we give you a bit of insight into the finest players in New York, Kansas City, and spots all over the USA giving fans all that jazz .. and thanks to Dan for his time, honesty and story ..  If you want to hear more interviews, go to Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino on the iTunes store or visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/ for all things Neon Jazz . Until next time .. enjoy the music my friends

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Jazz Vocalist & Composer Sara McDonald

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Brooklyn-based Jazz Vocalist and Composer Sara McDonald .. She was born in Virginia .. but was a Military brat and never stayed anywhere very long .. so, she was all over the map .. She has a unique, jazz wall of sound and has a new EP coming out in the Fall of 2016 – She graduated from New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music with a degree in vocal jazz and was a winner of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award – She has big plans and is another great element of today’s modern music realm ..

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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 Mornings from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 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/

Friday, September 2, 2016

Jazz Guitarist Michael Blum

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Guitarist Michael Blum .. Originally from Long Island, NY , he is busy promoting his newest 2016 album Chasin Oscar – A Tribute to Oscar Peterson – and he’s also working on a new fusion project as we speak .. He was voted in Downbeat’s 2015 issue as a Rising Star  on the Guitar list and is really gaining traction in the jazz world .. He talked about a very instrunmental teacher at Berklee - Jim Stinnett and many other things in his life ..

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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 Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 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/