Friday, July 14, 2017

Chicago Jazz Bassist Andrew Vogt

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Chicago Jazz Bassist Andrew Vogt – He grew up in the Chicago area and that’s home for him .. He’s on the heels of his latest album - 2017’s AV Club .. And this is after his 2014 album as a producer/primary composer under the group “The Humble Organisms,” and in 2016 jrt released my first EP as a bandleader entitled “For Free.”  - He’s had the chance to already play with Ernie Watts - Donny McCaslin - Nate Watts – He’s got a lot of mileage in his jazz rear view mirror and plenty of stars in his future ..

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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/


Philly Saxophonist, Composer & Educator Odean Pope

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Philadelphia Jazz Sax Legend Odean Pope  .. in his early years he learned from the likes of Ray Bryant and Kenny Clarke – and at
Philadelphia's Uptown Theater in his younger years, he played behind legends like James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder – That would lead to work with big jazz shots like Jimmy McGriff and Max Raoch .. he’s had quite a journey and he talked quite a bit about it .. Including getting picked by John Coltrane to fill in for him ..

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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/

Jazz Saxophonist Claire Daly

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist Claire Daly  –  She spent her childhood in Yonkers, NY and saw so many live shows .. legendary ones .. with Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Benny Goodman and more  - the the first time she played a baritone sax her life changed .. and she began a very long and interesting jazz path that has forged many musical relationships .. like a lifetime collaboration with pianist/composer Joel Forrester (composer of the theme for "Fresh Air" w Terry Gross on NPR)  .. She is on the heels of releasing 2017’s 2648 West Grand Boulevard: Jazz Interpretations of Classic Motown 45's ablulm ..

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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/

Kansas City Jazz Musician & the GM of the Legendary Blue Room Gerald Dunn

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Institution Gerald Dunn  .. He is a veritable institution in Kansas City and his roots began in Texas listening to gospel albums .. He would go on to gig very much in the church and move on to see the world and some very bright lights with the Illinois Jacquet outfit .. He is now the head of the Blue Room .. he is also a musician, radio host and so much more in this thriving KC scene ..

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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/


Jazz Drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer Jeff Tain Watts  .. His last CD was 2016s Blue Vol. 2 – and there is more coming .. He was born in Pittsburgh and went on to learn music as  the Berklee School of Music – He has appeared as both a musician on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and as an actor, Rhythm Jones in Spike Lee’s "Mo Better Blues" – from there, he’s collaborated with Branford Marsalis,  Danilo Perez, Michael Brecker, Betty Carter, Kenny Kirkland .. He was the 2017 Guggenheim Fellow in the field of music Composition and is a very interesting story ..

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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/


Veteran Jazz Pianist Billy Childs

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist & Composer Billy Childs  .. He just released and impressive new CD .. 2017s Rebirth – Billy was groomed in LA and attended the USC Community School of the Performing Arts earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition under the tutelage of Robert Linn and Morton Lauridsen and was then discovered by trumpet legend Freddie Hubbard
landing a record deal with Windham Hill Records in 1988 – He has played with folks all over the map .. Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, Renee Fleming, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Chick Corea, The Kronos Quartet, Wynton Marsalis and he’s quite popular as a composer ..

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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/


Jazz Tenor Saxophonist Grant Stewart

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Alto Saxophonist Grant Stewart – He was born and raised In Toronto and these days he is residing in NYC .. His latest CD is 2017’s Roll On .. and in the early go .. he was taught by the storied jazz cats Barry Harris and Donald Byrd – He has a regular Monday night gig in NYC and loves it when Barry sits in .. and over the years he’s been no stranger to playing with legendary likes .. like  Jimmy Cobb ,Harold Mabern, Louis Hayes ,Curtis Fuller at joints like
Smalls, Lincoln Center, Birdland, SMOKE –

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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/