Friday, July 10, 2020

Jazz Singer & Songwriter Raul Midón

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Singer & Songwriter Raul Midón .. We caught up with him in his home studio in Maryland on May 1, 2020 to talk about this new COVID-19 world no live jazz and it was a frank, revealing, raw and honest look at the frustration and uncertainty the music world faces .. I debated on whether to release this or not, but it’s a necessary voice in a journey here at Neon Jazz to capture all the points of view of a pandemic world and how that has both lifted and ravaged the jazz world at large .. Have a listen ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Jazz Saxophonist and Educator Tom Tallitsch

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Multi-Instrumentalist & Educator Tom Tallitsch .. In early April 2020 we caught up with him to talk about this new COVID-19 world .. He also opened up about his new 2020 CD Ten .. In addition to having his compositions and arrangements played by vocalists and musicians throughout New York and Philadelphia, his works have been performed by individual dancers .. Enjoy…

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Philadelphia-based Jazz Pianist Orrin Evans of the Jazz Super Group The Bad Plus

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Philadelphia-based Jazz Pianist Orrin Evans of the Jazz Super Group The Bad Plus .. We caught up with him on May 1, 2020 about this new COVID-19 lockdown world of of no live music.. How is started, what has been happening and the future .. The Bad Plus is an American jazz trio from Minneapolis, Minnesota and they play to huge crowds all over the world .. and now it’s silent .. but, it will begin anew and we talk with Orrin about all of this .. Enjoy ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Acoustic Blues Guitarist Mary Flower

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Acoustic Blues Guitarist Mary Flower .. We caught up with her on May 20, 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 world of no live music from her base in Portland, Oregon .. She is an internationally known and award-winning picker, singer/songwriter and teacher – She has Midwestern roots and always pleases crowds and critics at folk festivals, teaching seminars and concert stages domestically and abroad ..She opened up about her life in music .. Enjoy…

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 9, 2020

LA-Based Jazz Pianist Connie Han on the new COVID-19 Jazz World & Iron Starlet

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Los Angeles-based Jazz Pianist Connie Han . . We caught up with her in Los Angeles in the Late April 2020 during the COVID-19 Quarantine to discuss talk about this new world and the new 2020 CD Iron Starlet  .. She opened up and we listened .. Enjoy…

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Los Angeles-based Jazz Singer Mayita Dinos

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Los Angeles-based Jazz Singer Mayita Dinos  .. We caught up with her on the last day of May 2020 from her home in Culver City, California to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and racial unrest in America .. She opened up about her debut 2020 CD The Garden is My Stage….  After a decades-long career as a landscape designer - It’s not that she hasn’t been singing in public for many years, but the stars finally aligned with the opportunity to record her music. Her approach to music, the arts, and life in general is the product of her mixed heritage. Enjoy ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Veteran Jazz Pianist David K. Matthews

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Pianist David K. Matthews .. We caught up with him in late May 2020 in the new Coronavirus world of no live jazz to discuss his latest 2020 CD The Fantasy Vocal Sessions .. and this new world we all live in .. He is best known as Etta James’ pianist for nearly 20 years and done plenty of work with Santana. He has worked with a dream list of musicians and this new album is another testament to his power in the music world .. Enjoy ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/