Thursday, June 21, 2018

Veteran saxophonist, Composer, Author & Educator Jim Snidero

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Jazz alto saxophonist, composer, arranger, author and educator Jim Snidero ..  He grew up in Camp Springs, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC  and is promoting his newest 2018 CD with Jeremy Pelt called JUBILATION! CELEBRATING CANNONBALL ADDERLEY – So, As a teenager, he studied with the great Phil Woods and attendedworld-renowned jazz program at the University of North Texas – He got to NYC in 1981 at age 23 and first appeared on the jazz radar when he joined Brother Jack McDuff’s band, recording 3 albums with a jazz giant – that led to stints in the Mingus Big Band, saxophone icon Frank Wess, the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, and Frank Sinatra (Duets II, Capitol) – he’s got great tales 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/. 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/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Canadian Jazz Bassist Jen Hodge

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Bassist Jen Hodge ..  - Originally from Courtenay, BC, on Vancouver Island, she began playing bass at age 11 with the full intention of making a career out of it. She started to do her first paid musical gigs at age 15 .. In recent years, Jen is in frequent rotation on CBC Radio through over two dozen recordings in both the side player and bandleader context – She is promoting her latest release  - the 2018 CD All's Fair In Love And Jazz ..

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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/. 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/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


UK Jazz/Pop Singer & Songwriter Mark Kingswood

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with UK Jazz Singer Mark Kingswood ..  He’s originally from the United Kingdom and has been at it for over a decade. He spoke with me from his new home in Montreal about his debut album – 2018’s CD Strong .. The new album pays homage to the pioneers of the big band genre, including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett -  bringing the orchestral power ballad to a whole new generation of music fans. His love for jazz, big band music, and pop shine through his evocative songwriting.

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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/. 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/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Friday, June 8, 2018

Kansas City Drummer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer & Educator Brandon Draper

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Drummer, Performer, Producer and Educator Brandon Draper .. He’s a restless sort of cat who a friend just aptly called him a chameleon .. He grew up in Lindsborg, Kansas and went to Bethany College there .. Then moved on to University of New Mexico – Over the years, he’s been a a lot of different outfits other than jazz .. Like with the Turkish-Jazz group Alaturka and toured the U.S. with the live-tronica pioneers Particle – He also play guitars with his father who is a a renowned Hammond B3 organist - in The Draper Family Band and he runs the acclaimed children's interactive music program Drum Safari with his wife of 14 years Teryn. These days he is on the music faculty at the University of Kansas and always has a plan moving in forward motion ..

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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 Guitarist & Composer Jean Chaumont

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Guitarist and Composer Jean Chaumont .. He just released his latest debut album  2018s The Beauty of Differnces .. He grew up in a susburb outside of Paris, France and moved to Princeton, New Jersey in 2014 – He’s building his family in America, a solid career and 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/


Jazz Pianist Danny Green on the 2018 Album 'One Day It Will'

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Southern California Jazz Pianist and Composer Danny Green .. He opened up with Neon Jazz about his latest 2018 CD - One Day It Will  - an album featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm – this trio nails another solid recording together and Danny opens up about it .. and 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/


Legendary Jazz Trumpeter and Flugelhornist Eddie Henderson

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Legendary Jazz Trumpeter and Flugelhornist Eddie Henderson .. He opened up with Jazz about his latest 2018 CD Be Cool .. it’s #2 on the charts and pays respects to his roots in jazz .. and they run deep from parents that were very musical .. So, at 9 he was given an informal lesson by Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis was a family friend that stayed at his house .. and he was heavily influence by him as he studied the instrument as a teenager in San Francisco - He came to prominence in the early 1970s as a member of pianist Herbie Hancock's band – and over the years worked with Pharoah Sanders and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - He earned his medical degree and worked a parallel career as a psychiatrist and musician – Eddie is a gracious and fascinating man ..

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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/