Friday, December 7, 2012

A Conversation with Baritone Saxophonist Gary Smulyan

Baritone Saxophonist Gary Smulyan comes from the jazz rich region of Long Island, New York and fell into the jazz craft by accident. Inspied by cats like Fats Waller and Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Gary talks about a wide range of topics about a celebrated career that has been decades in the making. From a gig with Dave Brubeck, to gigs in Kansas City, Gary opens up about his jazz life. Click here to listen.

Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christoper in Kansas CityMissouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of LibertyMO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein.com

Monday, November 19, 2012

Journeyman Jazz Flutist Hubert Laws Speaks with Neon Jazz

Jazz star and one of the best flutists on the planet, Mr. Hubert Laws, speaks with Neon Jazz about a wide range of topics. From his hometown of Houston, Texas growing up with 7 brothers and sisters to his current spot in Los Angelese as a journey jazz man, Hubert opens up with candor and eloquence about a life well lived in the jazz craft. Click here to listen.


Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christoper in Kansas CityMissouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of LibertyMO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hammond B3 Orgnaist & KC Jazz Man Chris Hazelton

On the heels of releasing a quality album with his trio entitled 'Peregrination', talented KC jazz musician Chris Hazelton speaks to host Joe Dimino with John Christopher working the engineering magic. Chris talks candidly about his life, Kansas City, gigs and much more. Click here to listen.


Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christoper in Kansas CityMissouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of LibertyMO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein.com

Thursday, September 27, 2012

John Christopher of the Neon Beat

With one of the most charming and popular 'underground' shows on the Kansas City radio dial, John Christopher is the brains behind the Neon Beat. His radio program is a mix of 40's, 50's and 60's hits, along with modern artists moving the music forward. His wit, intelligence and many years behind the mic make him one of the finest in his craft. You will find out the beginnings and the direction of the program called The Neon Beat. Click here to enjoy.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

KC Weather Icon Gary Lezak

In a 2010 interview, 41 Action News Weatherman Gary Lezak talks about his past, Weather Channel offers, his long range forecast calculations and much more. He's one of the most famous guy's in KC and knows more about the weather than most. Click here to enjoy.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Trumpeter Mark Pender

In 2010 and prior to the Conan Show debut on TBS, Mark Pender talked about a wide range of topics. From his hometown in Kansas City to how he got the nickname the Loveman, Mark lays down the truth as one of the coolest cats in tinseltown. Click here to listen.

Jazz Trumpeter Hermon Mehari

In this 2012 interview, up and coming Kansas City-based Trumpeter Hermon Mehari discusses they KC heyday, his increased activity and where he came from. Click here to dig.


Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christoper in Kansas CityMissouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of LibertyMO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein.com

Royalty Free Man Kevin MacLeod

In this 2009 discussion, Kevin MacLeod discusses his huge musical reach on the internet via supplying many songs to artists all over the world. His past, present and future is talked about a bit, as well. Click here to listen.

Football Hero Rudy Ruettiger

In a 2010 interview, Mr. Rudy Ruettiger talks about the journey he took to get his film made, what it's like to get woken up by 5 a.m. via a reporter, viewing his movie with living presidents and much more. Click here to listen.

Musician Jason Falkner

One of the finest musicians of our generation, Jason Falkner, talks during September 2011 about his time with Jellyfish, his current projects, working with Daniel Johnston, philosophy on listening to music and much more in a revealing interview. Click here to listen.

Musician Daniel Johnston

Iconic music figure Daniel Johnston talks about his music, David Bowie, working with the hugely gifted Jason Falkner, his regrets, the movie and much more. Click here to listen.

Christopher "Hollywood Superman" Dennis

In a January 2010 interview, Christopher Dennis talked about his days on Hollywood Boulevard dressed as Superman, his new fame from the film "Confessions of a Superhero", upcoming projects, if he can actually fly and much more. Click here to listen.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jazz Vocalist Megan Birdsall

Born in Detroit, raised in Kansas City and now living in Nashville, jazz star Megan Birdsall has a solid jazz bio and is running with it. Here's an interview with Neon Jazz during July 2012. Click here to enjoy.


Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christoper in Kansas CityMissouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of LibertyMO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein.com