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/


Jazz Pianist Tal Cohen

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Australian Jazz Pianist Tal Cohen ..  He was born in Israel and grew up in Australia – He began performing nationally in 2010 with his involvement in the successful Australian tour of the Jamie Oehlers Quartet – During the same year he also performed with New York saxophonist, George Garzone - Yellow Sticker was Tal’s first album as a leade in 2011 and these days he is on the heels of 2017’s Gentle Giants .. He’s a busy, talented and cool cat .. He spoke to us from Australian on tour and had many things to discuss ..

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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/


KC Alto Saxophonist, Educator & Composer Christopher Burnett

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz alto saxophonist, educator, leader, and composer Christopher Burnett  ..  He was  born in Olathe and raised in Paola, Kansas and his latest album was 2014’s Firebird – one in a lineup of memorable albums from this cat that started his professional career with military jazz bands “going pro” directly upon graduating high school at 18 years old – he would go on to complete a a full 22-year career performing and touring with notable military bands – Over the course his 40-plus year career, he has been around the world, recorded albums as a leader, taught at the college-level and co-founded the Artists Recording Collective .. He’s a strong pillar in the KC jazz community and has so much to offer .. many skills and equally as many stories ..

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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 Singer & Drummer Jeff Weinmann

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Multi Instrumentalist Jeff Weinmann ..  This drummer and singer was born in Houston, Texas and Raised in Berkley, Califoria – these days he’s promoting 2017’s Alma Matters and was playing drums at age 13 in the renowned Cadillac Kids – he wenton to get a degree in vocal performance from The New England Conservatory and was studying with legendary jazz drummer Alan Dawson – These days he is a member of the Last World Ensemble and has so much to say and offer ..

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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 Singer & Songwriter Corey Breedlove

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Dallas-Based Jazz Singer/Songwriter Corey Breedlove – This up and coming jazz cat has a distinct sound and is gearing up for his initial solo release in the Fall of 2017 .. after hearing his rendition of Black Coffee, it was imperative to get to know this force in music .. and he discussed a great deal ..

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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, June 16, 2017

Swiss Jazz Trumpeter & Composer Franco Ambrosetti

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti  .. He was born in Lugano, Switzerland and is the son of Flavio Ambrosetti, alto-saxophonist, bandleader and BeBop pioneer in the European jazz scene in the 1940’s – He went to the University of Zurich, then moved to Basel where he eventually earned a master degree in Economics – In 1967 he had his American debut at the Monterey Jazz Festival with his father’s quintet – and for over three decades he juggled between an intense professional activity in the music field and his role as executive in the family business. He’s a very interesting 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 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 Saxophonist T.K. Blue About the 2017 CD 'Amour'

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Saxophonist TK Blue .. He discusses his latest 2017 CD Amour .. and how it’s a homage to France and the continuation of his jazz story .. along with 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 - 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/

Singer & Guitarist Mark Verbeck of the KC Blues Band Scotch Hollow

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Songwriter, Guitarist and Producer of the Blues Outfit Scotch Hollow – Mark Verbeck .. On the heels of their latest 2017 album Little Tortuga .. The band is gearing up for a mid-June tour leaving KC and going about America to give folks the good music .. Scotch Hollow is a acoustic roots band – melding own-home delta blues with good old-fashioned country – The band also features JD Linn on bass – jazz cat Benjamin Scholz on the drums, Carley Martin on the vocals, Brody Buster doing the harmonica and Joel Schuman on piano  . .Mark talked about the new album, their tour, history 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 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/

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jazz Trumpeter Aaron Shragge

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Trumpeter and Flutist Aaron Shragge .. He was born and raised in Montreal and has played with many cats like Daniel Carter, Ben Monder, Dave Douglas, and Medeski Martin and Wood's Billy Martin and at places like Kennedy Center and The Blue Note – He is well versed in the Tom Waits ares .. his quintet plays the music of Tom Waits – He just released 2017’s Dirt in the Ground – and has many 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 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 Bassist Anderw Schiller

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Bassist Andrew Schiller ..  He was born and raised in Pheonix and is on the heels of releasing 2017’s Tied Together, Not To The Ground – He’s a well educated cat with plenty of jazz stories 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 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, June 13, 2017

Jazz Pianist & Composer Randy Ingram

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist & Composer Randy Ingram  .. He just released 2017s The Wandering – and this cat was born in Anchorage, Alaska and grew up in Southern California –He parlayed his high school trio experience into scholarships at the University of Southern California, where he received his Bachelor’s degree for Jazz Performance, and The New England Conservatory (NEC), where he received his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance – He received an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award and has gone on to tour Europe as a bandleader many times and has performed throughout Europe and Japan as a sideman.

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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/

Trumpeter, Composer & Bandleader Josh Lawrence

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with New York Based Trumpeter, Composer and Band Leader Josh Lawrence .. – He was born and raised in Philadelphia and over the years has learned plenty playing with pianist Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band, bassist Anthony Tidd’s PACT, saxophonist Caleb Curtis, and the George Gee Swing Orchestra – amongst others .. His latest offering is 2017’s Color Theory and he is also on the faculty at the University of the Arts, Drexel University, and the Kimmel Center's Creative Music Program -

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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/


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Saxophonist Logan Richardson Live - KC Jazz & Heritage Festival - 5.28.17

Logan Richardson was born in Kansas City, MO and is an alto saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. Richardson debuted as a bandleader with his 2007 album Cerebral Flow. He is also a member of the band NEXT Collective.

A live music festival that celebrates jazz - a culture and art form Made in Kansas City, Missouri from May 26 - 28 2017


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/

Violinist Regina Carter Live - KC Jazz & Heritage Festival - 5.28.17

Jazz violinist Regina Carter was born in Detroit, Michigan to Dan Carter, an auto worker, and Grace Williamson Carter, an elementary school teacher. She began taking music lessons at the age of two, first for the piano and later for the violin.

A live music festival that celebrates jazz - a culture and art form Made in Kansas City, Missouri from May 26 - 28 2017

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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, May 26, 2017

Korean-Born Jazz Composer & Singer Jihye Lee

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Korean Jazz Composer Jihye Lee.. This talent out of Korea just released 2017’s April .. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and currently attends the Manhattan School of Music pursuing a master of Jazz Composition degree under the instruction of Jim McNeely – She is the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Duke Ellington Awards and the 2013 Gil Evans Award for Jazz Composition – and along with honing her craft in Jazz Composition, she is a distinguished vocalist and singer -

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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/

Legendary Canadian Jazz Bassist Dave Young

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Canadian Jazz Bassist Dave Young.. He was born and raised in Winnepeg and has resied in Toronto since the 1960s .. Over the years he has been all over gigging with the best .. like Oscar Peterson (with whom Dave had a thirty-five year musical relationship), Clark Terry, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Zoot Simms and so many others .. He has had a dual life - As a classical musician being a member of The Edmonton Symphony, The Winnipeg Symphony and The Hamilton Philharmonic. As a culmination of his dedication to jazz .. He was named as a member to The Order of Canada – our country’s highest and most prestigious civilian honour ..

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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, May 19, 2017

Jazz Trumpeter Tom Moon of the Group Ensemble Novo

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Cat Tom Moon of the Group Ensemble Novo  .. They just release 2016s Look to the Sky and are a vibrant part of the Philly jazz scene .. They have a distinct Brazilian vibe and aim for the Bossa Nova lovers out there .. He discuess the bands beginnings, their activity and future .. along wit
h 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 - 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/

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jazz Saxophonist Tim Warfield

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist Tim Warfield..  His last album was 2015’s Spherical  - and there is more on the 2017 horizon .. He was born in York, Pennsylvania and went on to Howard University in Washington, D.C. for two years  - from there, he led and co-lead groups in the Central Pennsylvania and the Baltimore/Washington areas  before playing with big shots like Donald Byrd, Christian McBride, Dizzy Gillespie, Isaac Hayes, Jimmy Smith, and Kenny Barron .. He has plenty of jazz mileage and stories
to behold ..

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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 Pianist & Composer Gerald Clayton

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist and Composer Gerald Clayton  ..  He spoke with Neon Jazz on tour in Kansas City after a good plate of Gates BBQ to talk about his May 13, 2017 show at the Blue Room on 18 and Vine showcasing his new album Tributary Tales .. He talked about his life that began in the Netherlands .. then growing up in LA and seeing the world performing jazz .. and loving every bit of it .. along with 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 - 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/


Roy Nathanson & Bill Ware of the Jazz Group The Jazz Passengers

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Roy Nathanson and Bill Ware of the NYC group The Jazz Passengers .. I caught up with them about their new 2017 CD Still Life with Trouble and spoke abourt much more .. It’s a group billed as fantastical fusion of post-bop and musical comedy, once called a “perverse mainstream … hard-bop group as imagined by Frank Zappa – They toured extensively since the 1990s, traversing the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia and having played at major festivals and in clubs and concerts across the globe and have the Grammy Nominations to back up their bravado ..

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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 Multi-Lingual Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker .. It all started when she was born and raised in San Diego – she would go on to study piano, flute, violin, dance and voice from elementary school and holds a BA in Linguistics / Music Vocal Performance and an AA in Italian – She is on the heels of releasing 2016’s  WANDERlust – and her  voice can be heard on national commercials and on the video game "The Saboteur" soundtrack singing French jazz in the company of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Madeleine Peyroux, & others. She has brought the world her talents and she has only just begun ..

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Jazz Pianist Emmet Cohen

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist Emmet Cohen  .. He just released 2017s Masters Legacy with Jimmy Cobb and has great stories about working with the drum master .. He started on the keys at 3 and would go on to become the alumnus of the YoungArts Foundation, he now produces and directs multidisciplinary high school YoungArts programs nationally that employ creative writing, theater, dance, visual arts, cinematography, music, voice, and jazz.  He also has a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and amonst many things these days .. he is the leader of the "Emmet Cohen Trio" - so, get to know this deeply inquisitive cat and dig this interview my friends ..

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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 Violinist Mads Tolling

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Violinist Mads Tolling  .. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and came to the Berklee College of Music ..  These days he is nternationally renowned as a two-time Grammy Award-Winner and the 2016 DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star winning violinist – He just released 2017s Playing the 60s and for nine years was in Turtle Island Quartet – he has gone on to span the globe with his blend of jazz and has plenty of stories to back it all up ..

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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 Chris Greene

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist Chris Greene  .. He was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois – just outside of Chicago .. and still calls it home .. He would mov on to  Bloomington, IN to attend the prestigious Indiana University Jazz Studies program and study with renowned professor and cellist David Baker and since 1994 he’s been back in the Chcago Area collaboratwith the likes of  The Temptations, Eric Roberson, Steve Coleman & Five Elements, Sheena Easton, Steve Cole, Michael Manson, Andrew Bird, and many more .. He just released 2017s Boundary Issues with his quarted and after 11 plus albums – he’s feeling pretty good about 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/

Monday, April 24, 2017

Jazz Author Carolyn Glenn Brewer - "Changing the Tune - The KC Women's Jazz Fest"

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Author Carolyn Glenn Brewer .. She writes a vital piece of jazz history about two Kansas City women, Carol Comer and Dianne Gregg, that got the support of jazz luminaries like Marian McPartland and Leonard Feather to launch the Kansas City Women’s Jazz Festival (WJF) .. Over the year
s, it built plenty of steam and had seminal performances by Betty Carter, Mary Lou Williams, an unprecedented All-Star band of women, Toshiko Akiyoshi’s band, plus dozens of Kansas City musicians and volunteers – it’s an era and movement that needed to be brought to the forefront and Carolyn talks about it at length ..

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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 Saxophonist & Composer Dayna Stephens

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist Dayna Stephens .. He was born in Brooklyn and raised in the San Francisco Bay area – and just released 2017’s  Gratitude and he’s got plenty to be grateful about .. with a rare Kidney disease, he is a survivor and a journeyman jazz cat with plenty of stories .. inspire by his grandfather Elbert Bullock – he would take that jazz love to learn at the Berklee School of Music and later at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz – then play with the likes of Kenny Barron and Gerald Clayton – he’s got plenty of wisdom to share ..

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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, April 21, 2017

New York City Jazz Pianist Larry Fuller

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series New York City Jazz Pianist Larry Fuller. He swung through Kansas City to play at the Blue Room off 18th and Vine to play with a trio featuring the great George DeLancey. In between sets, he took a minute to talk with Neon Jazz about his visit, the health of jazz in America and much
more. so, dig this new interview.

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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/

KC Saxophonist & Educator Bobby Watson - 2017's Made in America

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Legendary KC Jazz Saxophonist and Educator Bobby Watson  ..
Along with the Curtis Lundy Trio featuring bassist Curtis Lundy, pianist Stephen Scott and drummer Lewis Nash – He tested out some material at the Smoke Jazz Club in New York that would become his newest album - 2017s Made in America – This album puts a needed spotlight on the Largely Unappreciated Black Pioneers – like Butterfly McQueen, Sammy Davis Jr., Wendell Pruitt, Major Taylor, and many others .. He spoke about making this album, what he’s been up to, getting back in the album circuit and releasing this material in a déjà vu performace at Smoke in NYC April 28 – 30 with a refined album and new audience ..

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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/

Monday, April 10, 2017

Kansas City Jazz Vibraphonist Peter Schlamb - 2017

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with the great Kansas City vibraphonist Pete Schlamb  .. This is our second interview with Peter here at Neon Jazz .. He’s a transplant from the St. Louis Area.. and along with the Electric Tinks, he is busy gigging all over the Kansas City area and going to spots around the country .. Always fluid .. pushing the jazz craft further .. He’s a very big part of this local Kansas City scene that is always moving in forward and more vibrantly than ever ..

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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 Pianist & Composer Matt Villinger - 2017

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with KC Pianist/Composer/Teacher Matt Villinger .. This is our second interview with Matt.. The First one was right after his move from St. Louis to KC .. and now in 2017, he is firmly entrenched in a scene that is getting better all the time .. He’s going his good work on the keys with Peter Sclamb’s Electric Tinks and many other cats .. like his good friend Herman Mehari .. We probe further into his life as a talented jazz cat 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 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, April 7, 2017

Bassist Daniel Stein of the Jazz Trio Possibilities

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Bassist Daniel Stein of the Trio Possibilities .. The band
mates met as 18 year olds in 2007 and would go on to become integral in each other's musical and personal development  - They are excited to release their newest 2017 CD  Get ‘Em .. The band features Daniel Stein as a versatile young bassist and native New Yorker - Tim Bennett as a saxophonist, composer, and educator currently based in Chicago, Illinois and Peter Manheim on drums from Evanston, Illinois – Dan discussed the past, present and future of the band, along with some other insights ..

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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/

Drummer Stockton Helbing - 2017's Swimming in Place

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer Stockton Helbing .. This Dallas-based modern day jazz drummer is always innovating and learning .. He’s spent years on the road with the great Doc Severinson and is releasing albums on his own right .. His latest CD – 2017’s Swimming in Place again illustrates this young jazz cat’s growth .. Neon Jazz caught up with this young father about his music, priorities, the future and Doc’s 90th celebrations .. 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 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 Pianist & Composer Lucian Ban

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Romanian Born Jazz Pianist & Composer Lucian Ban  .. He was born in Romania – attended the Bucharest Music Academy before moving to New York in 1999 to attend the New School University to pursue that jazz dream of his .. He’s on the heels of his 2016 CD Songs from Afar and if his American debut recording “Somethin" Holy" that got 4 stars by All Music Guide is any indicator .. he’s got a bead on things ..

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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/

Pianist Michael Wolff and Drummer Mike Clark of the Wolff & Clark Expedition

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist Michael Wolff
and Drummer Mike Clark - Wolff and Clark anchor an all-star groove-heavy jazz-funk band that includes bassist James Genus, saxophonists Alex Foster, Lenny Pickett and Steve Wilson and a rotating cast of guest stars. Michael Wolff was a member of the bands of Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, and singer Nancy Wilson, among many others – he was also the musical director of The Arsenio Hall Show – On the other hand, Mike Clark created his own innovative style of drumming as a member of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters Band, and has gone on to be a leader of the Headhunters himself. Together, these veterans are a funny and wise duo full of jazz bravado ..

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Veteran Jazz Guitarist Kevin Eubanks

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Guitarist Kevin Eubanks .. He was born in Philadelphia, raised with music in his family and was turned onto the guitar by James Brown .. He spent some early years learning and gigging with
legends like Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Slide Hampton and Sam Rivers – He also played gigs in Jordan, Pakistan, and India on a tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department in his 20s … and he was the face of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as the leader of the band from 1995 to 2010 .. He is now promoting 2017’s  East West Time Line CD and has plenty to say about his life 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 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/

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jazz Hammond B-3 Cat Greg Hatza

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Hammond B-3 Veteran Greg Hatza  .. He was born and Raised in Reading, PA and became a star on the Baltimore scene .. When he was growing up he was baptized with Boogie Woogie and would go on to love the sounds of cats on the Hammond B-3 – like Jimmy Smith,
Jimmy McGriff, Ray Charles, and Johnny Hammond Smith – He started playing the Hammond B-3 in high school and his first professional gig on the instrument came when he was only 16 – His latest 2017 CD is Diggin Up My Roots and that’s what he is always doing .. Greg is a very evolved cat always learning and growing into his jazz roots ..

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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 Pianist, Producer, Vocalist, Composer & Radio Host Ben Sidran

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist, Producer, Vocalist, Composer and Radio Host Ben Sidran  – He was born in Racine, Wisconsin and still resides in that fine state .. He is on the heels of so much work .. as usual .. including 2016’s Picture Him Happy – which is an apt description for him .. He was turned on at 13 by the music of Horace Silver and Blue Mitchell and never got over it .. He has a huge host of vignettes that make up for a lucky, good and fulfilled existence .. He’s worked as a studio musician for the Rolling Stones, produced albums for Van Morrison, hosted the NPR Jazz Alive series and the
VH1 New Visions Series – He has grand tales of interviewing Miles Davis 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 - 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/

Thursday, March 23, 2017

KC Trumpeter Hermon Mehari - The Debut Solo Album Bleu

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Trumpeter Hermon Mehari .. We spoke to Hermon from Paris, France on the eve of releasing his first big solo album called Bleu .. He had the chance to team up with some stellar cats to produced this album .. Like the star from KC now based in Paris – Logan Richardson .. and local KC cats like Drummer Ryan Lee and Vibes man Peter Schlamb .. Hermon is excited, talented and ready for the next step in his career .. and talked to him about all of that 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 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/

Jazz Composer & Supervisor Joshua Green & the Cyborg Orchestra

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Composer and Supervisor Joshua Green of the Cyborg Orchestra – Right outta New Jersey, he is promoting his newest 2017’s Telapath & Bop with the Cyborg Orchestra
 - He has studied with prominent composers and musicians like Ira Newborn and hd song placements & full license negotiations for commercials, television, and theatrical releases with clients such as Google, A&E, ABC, Fox, and Discover .. He has been recognized with the The Herb Alpert Jazz Composer Award – along with many others ..

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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 Trumpeter Bijon Watson

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Trumpeter Bijon Watson  .. This cat grew up in the Boston area and has lately been getting some recognition from his time in the award winning film La La Land – He’s been at this jazz gig for some time and got his formal training at the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Southern California .. he was a part of the Disney All-American College Band and has performed with the likes of Michael Buble, Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall, Michael Jackson, Arturo Sandoval, John Pizzarelli, Dianne Reeves – and many others and has appeared on American Idol”, “The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno” and “Dancing With The Stars”.. He’s a very busy and talented musician with much to talk about ..

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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/

Monday, March 13, 2017

Legendary Singer, Songwriter, and Musician R. Stevie Moore

Welcome to a new interview with Prolific Music Man R. Stevie Moore  – This is one very busy cat that has been at the music for decades .. He’s known for his Cassette Club and being a dedicated musician giving fans the best of his unique approach to music .. Most recently, he’s been busy promoting his newest ablum Make it Be with the former Jellyfish member and power pop underground hero Jason Falkner  - This album is 5 years in the making and Stevie is about 65 years in the making .. So, get hip to this new project and plan on seeing him at the 2017 South by Southwest extravaganza in Austin, Texas .. So, get to know him and dig this interview, my friends ..

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Thanks for listening and tuning into yet another interview .. where we give you a bit of insight into the finest cats in New York, Kansas City, Nashville and spots all over the globe giving fans quality music .. and thanks to R. Stevie for his time, honesty and story ..  If you want to hear more interviews, go to Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino on the iTunes store, visit the Neon Jazz Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/neonjazzkc or visit The Home of Neon Jazz at  http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/ . 

Jazz Trombonist Joe Fiedler

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Trombonist Joe Fiedler  .. He was born and Raised in Pittsburg, PA and has just released a great new album - 2017’s Like, Strange – along with the solo work .. he is the Music Director for Sesame Street and over 7 seasons he has written more than 250 arrangements and crafted more than 5000 underscoring cues – He spent some time at the University of Pennsylvania before hitting the road with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and working in pit orchestras for Broadway sh
ows – He’s also had some quality time with the great Joey Sellers and Eddie Palmieri – along with many others over the years .. Joe is a very flavor rich 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/

Jazz Saxophonist Michaël Attias

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist Michael Attias  .. This cat was born in Israel - raised in Paris and now lives in NYC – He’s on the other side of releasing 2016’s Nerve Dance .. He began his love of jazz digging the likes of Miles Davis and Charlie Parker – That has turned into a jazz career that has included  5 critically acclaimed albums and playing with the likes of Nasheet W
aits – Kris Davis – Oliver Lake – and Anthony Braxton – He’s a wise soul with plenty to impart.

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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 Guitarist Dave Singley

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Guitarist David Singley .. He has Midwestern roots and is now promoting his newest 2017 album Good Hope and it’s a long time in the making .. Over the years, he has shared the stage with jazz brass like Bob Brookmeyer, George Shearing, Ja
mes Moody, Bob Mintzer, Phil Woods, and Buddy DeFranco.  He has spent quality time in the orchestra pit of many touring Broadway musicals – been on National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion - These days he is a Lecturer of Music at Carleton College in Northfield, MN teaching Jazz Guitar and Improvisation – He’s got a jazz bio you need to hear ..

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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/