Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Jazz Bassist & Composer Kyle Eastwood

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Bassist & Composer Kyle Eastwood .. As usual, Kyle is releasing quality albums charting his evolution as a musician .. his latest offering is 2017’s In Transit .. So, he is the son of jazz lover Clint Eastwood and grew up listening to records by jazz legends such as Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk – He went on to study film at the University of Southern California for two years before embarking on a music career – That has led to many albums on his own and being a part of scores for films like The Rookie (1990), Mystic River (2002), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), and J. Edgar (2011).

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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 Bassist, Composer & Educator Christian McBride

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with  Jazz Superstar Bassist Christian McBride  ..  He’s always on the verge of something new .. and now it happens to be 2017’s  CD Bringin’ It .. He was raised in a city steeped in soul – Philadelphia and in 1989 he moved to New York to pursue classical studies at the Juilliard School – Since then, he has produced a massive body of work – as a recording artist, radio host, collaborator and ultimate jazz force .. 

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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 New Orleans Jazz Trumpeter, Singer and Composer Kermit Ruffins

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Legendary New Orleans Jazz Trumpeter, Singer and Composer Kermi Ruffins .. Along with gigs and constant activity, he’s promoting 2017’s A Beautiful World with Irvin Mayfield – He spent his childhood in New Orleans influenced by Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan and would go on to be the co-founder of the Rebirth Brass Band in 1983 and the original fournder of the Barbecue Swingers in 1992 – Over the years he’s done some many projects like playing himself in the HBO Series Treme and he has  over fifteen albums to his credit including live albums -

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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/



Veteran Kansas City Jazz Trumpeter Stan Kessler on 2017's CD Skywatcher

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Kansas City Jazz Trumpeter and Flugelhornist Stanton Kessler .. He’s always delighting crowds in KC with his skills, stage presence and variety of projects .. From the Sons of  Brasil to his collaborations .. he’s always giving the fans reason to dig it the most .. He just released his new 2017 CD Skywatcher .. and he talks in depth about it ..

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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 Musician, Composer and Painter Gerald Cannon

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Musician, Composer & Painter Gerald Cannon .. Born in Racine, Wisconsin his father Benjamin was a guitarist and bought him his first electric bass at10 – from there, he went to the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse where he met jazz great Milt Hinton and it changed his life .. He’s on the heels of releasing 2017’s CD Combinations and his life is a string of dreams realized .. he wen to New York at 28 and since then has played with the likes of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Dexter Gordon, Cedar Walton Trio, Jimmy Smith, and so many others .. He’s quite an accomplished painter ..

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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/


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Veteran Jazz Saxophonist Vincent Herring

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with  Veteran Jazz Saxophonist Vincent Herring .. On the heels of a new 2017 CD Hard Times .. life is good .. He grew up in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and started playing saxophone at the age of 11 in school bands – He went on to play in the Military Academy Band at West Point and would work with Cedar Walton for more than 20 years – that led to gigs with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and Horace Silver Quintet over a career that has produced over 20 titles as a leader and over 250 as a sideman .. This interview was a long time comin’ ..

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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 Saxophonist, Flutist & Composer Steve Slagle

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series NYC Jazz Saxophonist, Flutist and Composer Steve Slagle.. He was born in Los Angeles, raised in Philadelphia and has called New York City his home for quite some time .. He just released 2017’s Dedication and it’s another gem in his discography .. After going to the Berklee College of Music and getting a master's degree in Music From Manhattan School of Music – he would play with the bset in the business like Lionel Hampton, Brother Jack McDuff, Carla Bley, along with travelling and performing with Woody Herman and Cab Calloway .. His career path has taken him around the world and has been a very good one .. full of stories and wisdom ..

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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/


Friday, December 8, 2017

Jazz Trombonist & Composer Delfeayo Marsalis on "Kalamazoo"

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Trombonist, Composer and Record Producer Delfeayo Marsalis .. He talked to us about his latest offering .. a new live album released in 2017 called Kalamazoo captured in April of 2015, in the midst of a mini-tour supporting The Last Southern Gentleman at the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University .. He also talked about a Kansas City gig on Friday May 6, 2016 at the Blue Room when he was presented with a custom trombone .. He also talked about a wide range of topics like how Jazz is in 2017, what responsibility do we have to keep the jazz torch alive, isIs jazz set for a revival and what he learned from masters over the years, along with 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 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/


Hammond B-3 Performer, Teacher, Composer, & Arranger Carey Frank

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Hammond B-3 Organist, Performer and Educator Carey Frank .. He is from South Florida and these days he is calling Los Angeles, California home .. He’s promoting his latest release .. 2017’s featuring Bruce Forman called Something to Remember Him By .. Over a great career, he’s performed with the likes of Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band, Dr. Lonnie Smith and many others .. He is very busy as a touring performing artist, recording artist, arranger, composer, and teacher. He’s got a great story and you should hear it .. '

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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/


Big Band Jazz Drum Legend Dick Cully - "Reboot America Musically"

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Drummer Dick Cully   .. Right outta New York City, he spent a good life in jazz behind the kit playing big band jazz and entertaining countless fans over the years .. These days, he is heading the “Reboot America Musically” intiative .. A methodology that honors, entertains and benefits our U.S. Veterans thanking them for their service  educating  young and old alike by providing a patriotic “History Concert” full of facts and fun trivia via an entertaining and unique presentation .  It gives folks the chance to see live big band music and creates employment for tens of thousands of musicians and supporting staff nationally that will stimulate the economy in approximately 100,000 public schools. Dick explains ..

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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/


Toronto Trombonist, Composer, Teacher William Carn

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Toronto Based Trombonist, Composer and Educator William Cam ..  He spoke on behlf of the band about their latest 2017 release - Carn Davidson 9’s Murphy .. This Toronto-based nonet was formed at the beginning of 2010 as a collaborative project to “reimagine” their compositions giving a new perspective on their existing repertoire .. they have a grand history and big plans for the 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 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 Drummer Barry Altschul

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer Barry Altschul .. He is now promoting his latest 2017 CD - The 3Dom Factor Live in Krakow and it’s a great album .. He is a self taught musician who has learned a lot from stellar mentors over the years .. Like Charlie Persip during the 1960s – Then performing with the likes of Paul Bley, Chick Corea amd Dave Holland .. He talked openly about the world of jazz today, at 74 – what is left to accomplish 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/


Friday, December 1, 2017

Veteran Kansas City Saxophonist Doug Talley

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Saxophonist Doug Talley ..  This veteran KC fixture on the scene is well versed on the stage, studio and in front of the classroom .. His Doug Talley Quartet has been around since 1995 and has performed at numerous festivals, concerts, clubs and schools throughout the Midwest – He has also performed with the likes of many icons like Jay McShann, Clark Terry, Bob Mintzer, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Bobby Watson and he just keeps on moving in that right direction ..

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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/


Veteran Jazz Guitarist Mimi Fox

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Guitarist Mimi Fox  .. She is promoting her 2017 CD with the San Francisco String Trio called May I Introduce To You as a tribute to the Beatles .. She has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic's polls and came onto the international jazz scene in the 1990s with a pair of CDs .. These days she maintains a whirlwind touring schedule, playing major festivals from New York to Tokyo – she is also a very busy composer and educator ..

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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/


Toronto Jazz Pianist Nick Maclean

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with  Toronto-based Jazz Pianist Nick Maclean  ..  He just released 2017’s Rites of Ascension and got his Bachelors of Music from Humber College in 2013 .. His musical influcneces have been Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Brad Meldau, Weather Report and Snarky Puppy – These days his is one of the most in demand 20-something piano players in that city’s bustling jazz scene on Toronto - 

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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 Rez Abbasi

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Guitarist Rez Abbasi ... These days he is promoting 2017’s Unfiltered Universe CD .. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan and at 4 his parents moved him to the vastness of Southern California  - He went on to study jazz at the University of Southern California and the Manhattan School of Music – For the past 25 years he has called New York home and has played all over Europe, Canada, the U.S., Mexico and India.
He has shared the stage with the best and has been a part of so many projects ..

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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/


Israeli-Raised NYC Jazz Pianist Eden Ladin

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Israeli-based Jazz Pianist Eden Ladin .. He was born in NYC and grew up in Tel-Aviv .. During childhood he was exposed to different kinds of music ..  jazz, funk and fusion through his father, Gil Ladin – one of Israel’s leading drummers - At 5 Eden started playing the drums, and by 9 he began studying classical piano – He went on to attend “The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music” under a scholarship and is now promoting his new 2017 CD Yequm .. 

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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/


Monday, November 27, 2017

Chicago Jazz Singer Hinda Hoffman

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Vocalist HInda Hoffman .. She is proof that it’s never too late to follow your dreams .. She became a full time singer late in life and these days she performs throughout her hometown of Chicago – she is promoting her 2017 CD Driftin' At The Lake and has her eyes on the future .. She had a lot of interesting stories and revelations ..

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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/


Toronto Jazz Drummer & Leader Ernesto Cervini of Turboprop

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with  Toronto-based Jazz Drummer and Band Leader Ernesto Cervini  ..  With his band Turbopop, he talks about his latest 2017 CD Rev and how things are going in the world of jazz .. in his life and the world at large .. he talked about many other things, as well ..

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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, Composer and Band Leader Fran├žois Bourassa

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist, Composer and Band Leader Francois Bourossa  .. His latest record is 2017’s Number 9 and it’s the 3rd in a trilogy .. He was born in Montreal and first learned the piano at home played by his mother and then devoted himself to the guitar for five years. His transition to jazz was done by the Return to Forever ensemble – from there, he formed his first group and never looked back ..

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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/


Monday, November 13, 2017

KC Jazz Trumpeter Alex Abramovitz & His Swing'n Kansas City Jazz Band

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Trumpeter & Flugelhornist Alex Abramovitz of His Swing'n Kansas City Jazz Band – This is a band whose primary focus and mission is to preserve the heritage of Kansas City Jazz through performance, education, and entertainment....  Alex grew up in Kansas City and is proud to be a part of a long KC jazz traidition .. The band began in 2008 and has gone through some changes over the years, but today .. they are very busy and voted as one of the best live jazz acts in KC ..

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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 Bass & Arranger Robert Castillo - KC Band The Sextet

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Bassist, Composer and Arranger Robert Castillo of the KC Jazz band The Sextet ..  He grew up in Kansas City, graduating from North Kansas City HS in 2010 - At 18- he moved to Portland for six years, and returned September 2016 – before comeing home, he formed the Sextet .. a band whose musical influences run from the Contemporary Noise Sextet- Snarky Puppy to Christian Scott to Beethoven ..They just released their sophomore album, Blob Castle – He talked about his life in music, the band 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 Drummer Edmund Catlin of the Band Hoaxer

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer Edmund Catlin of the Minneapolis-based jazz band Hoaxer  .. He’s based in Montreal these days going to school, but the band is out of Minneapolis St. Paul .. He talked about the bands evolution , their new album Crash Test 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 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/


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jazz Singer, Violinist & Author Nora Germain

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Violinist and Composer Nora Germain  .. She talked about her latest album Go For It .. And how she spent a lot of time growing up in Madison, Wisconsin – She was introduced to music by her violinist parents and cellist grandmother and went on to become the first ever violinist to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the renowned USC Thornton School of Music – She was mentored by Marshall Hawkins, former bassist for Miles Davis and has been around quite a bit at a young age with her sound and wisdom ..

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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/


Seattle-Based Jazz Saxophonist & Flutist Mark Lewis

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Seattle-based Jazz Saxophonist & Flutist Mark Lewis  .. He is a very well-traveled jazz cat that has created a large body of jazz music over the past four decades. He’s been a part of jazz scenes from Seattle and San Francisco to Rotterdam and Paris. He swung through Kansas City in 2017 as a part of the Charlie Parker Celebration and we wanted to catch up with him about his visit and life in music .. This will be the first installment in our interviews with Mark .. He’s got so much to say ..

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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/


Veteran Tuba PLayer & Jazz Studio Musician Jim Self

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with the Prolific & Veteran LA-based Freelance Jazz Musician Jim Self  .. He talked openly about his latest -  2017’s Floating in Winter  - He was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania and has since moved on to a very fruitful career .. since l974 he has worked for all the major Hollywood studios performing for over 1500 motion pictures and hundreds of television shows and records – In fact, he was the Voice of the Mothership” from Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Along with the recordings and performances, he is an adjunct professor of tuba and chamber music.University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

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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/


Toronto Jazz Piano & Composer Teri Parker

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Toronto Jazz Pianist, Keyboardist and Composer Teri Parker ..  She talked about her latest CD - 2017’s In the Past .. She was born and raised Toronto and has gone on to great jazz things .. She had the opportunity to study in New York City with world renowned pianists and composers like Aaron Goldberg and Fred Hersch – These days .. she leads her own band, the Teri Parker Quartet, and co-leads the Parker Abbott Trio with pianist Simeon Abbott ..

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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 Violinist, Composer & Arranger Sam Bardfeld

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Violinist Sam Bardfeld  .. Hes’ originally from the NYC area and is on the heels of his latest 2017 album – The Great Enthusiams .. He realized his dream of becoming a part of the graet jazz collective – The Jazz Passenges .. and is a frequent collaborator of Bruce Springsteen's - a veteran of three recordings and two tours. Over the years he’s  orked with a long list of jazz, pop, folk and experimental acts including Elvis Costello, John Zorn, Calexico, Anthony Braxton, Debbie Harry, and 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 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/


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Jazz Saxophonist Arhtur White

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist Arthur White .. This solo artist, composer, and bandleader will be released on the Artists Recording Collective label in 2017 .. Originally from Kansas, he got his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Emporia State University, the Master of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from West Virginia University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance from the University of North Carolina .. He keeps his home, and roots firmly planted, in the Midwest; resides in Columbia, MO and over the years he’s performed with the best around .. like Randy Brecker, Bobby Watson, Russell Malone, Mike Metheny, and Jimmy Greene .. For seven years, he was the director of jazz studies at the University of Missouri. .. He’s always at it getting jazz out there to both the fans and students ..

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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/


KC-Born Musician & Singer Krystle Warren

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Singer and Musician Krystle Warren  ..She is from the jazzy confines of Kansas City, MO .. and these days lives a click outside of Paris in France .. She just released a new album in 2017 called Three The Hard Way .. and it was a new way of assembling an album for her .. and she explains .. Over the years, she has consistenly grown into a very talented artist that moves between the genres of jazz, folk and much more .. Things are taking off .. and there is much more to get done .. She’s wise and has many stories to dispese .. 

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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 Bassist & Composer Mike Downes

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Bassist and Composer Mike Downes .. His latest album is 2017’s Root Structure .. and he’s been at it for some time .. playing bass at the age of eight .. and he can also play the trombone and piano .. As a teen in Winnipeg, Canada, he was already playing live .. He has gone on to travel the world ..  Europe, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Iceland, the United States and Canada .. and he the 2014 JUNO award for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year – he’s got 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 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/


Veteran Jazz Guitarist Richard Smith

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Guitarist Richard Smith  .. He's based in Los Angeles these days and has the soul of a Sicilian – He plays music about the Immigrant experience in this modern day and era of confusion and a need for clarification off 2017’s Heart of the Emmigrants   - He has Thirteen solo recordings have established him as a veteran of the contemporary music world – Along with the music, these days he's a Full Professor and former Chair of the Studio/Jazz Guitar department at the renowned Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles .. and he has much more to say ..

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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/


Friday, October 20, 2017

Veteran Jazz Saxophonist Greg Osby on His KC Visit & More

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist, Composer and
Educator Greg Osby  .. He’s making his way to Kansas City to play a gig on October 20, 2017 at the new Black Dolphin club .. and he’s no stranger to the Show Me State .. Originally from St. Louis, he has been at this jazz game since the mid-70s and got some good lessons at both Howard Uniersity and Berklee College of Music .. He’s played with the best over the years .. a dream line up of cats like Jack DeJohnette, Dizzy Gillespie, Andrew Hill and so many others .. We caught up with him during a busy swing from Europe and a a stack of moments of reflection.

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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/


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kansas City Jazz Trumpeter Chalis O’Neal

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Trumpeter Chalis O’Neal .. We caught up with him recently about his life in jazz .. More specifically about a show he performed during the 2017 Charlie Parker Celebration at the Folly Theater with the great Bobby Watson, Sullivan Fortner and Tivon Pennicott .. He talked about his life learning with Bobby and many others at UMKC, along with growing up off 18th and Vine in KCMO just down the way from the Mutual Musicians Foundation .. He’s a busy cat and he’s got big plans for 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 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/


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Veteran Jazz Drummer & Studio Musician Bernie Dresel

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer Bernie Dressel  .. He just released 2017s Livin’ and Bernin’ and he’s quite an educated cat .. He has a BM in Performance and Music Education from Eastman School of Music – He is the drum chair for the Grammy nominated Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band and the Grammy Award winning Brian Setzer Orchestra .. These days he’s busy with LA session work and has done TV scores on shows Knot's Landing, Dallas, Suddenly Susan, Jag, and Star Trek's Next Generation – he’s a funny and intelligent cat with much to say ..

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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/


Swiss Jazz Drummer Florian Arbenz

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer Florian Arbenz  .. He spoke with Neon Jazz from his base of Basel, Switzerland about many things .. like the latest album he is a part of with his twin brother .. 2017’s VEIN playes Revel .. He’s got a solid backbone in classical music, but loves jazz .. He talks about his career and a great many 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 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/


Friday, October 13, 2017

Jazz Bassist & Composer Or Bareket

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Bassist and Composer Or Beraket  .. He was born in Israel, raised in Bueonos Aires and these days is living in New York City these days – He spoke about his  debut recording as a leader, "OB1",  released in the summer of 2017 - Since moving to New York in 2011, he has performed, recorded, and toured with a wide array of artists all over the world. His approach to improvisation is melded by Mediterranean, South American, and North African folklores, all interpreted through his deep knowledge and appreciation of the American Jazz tradition. He’s on his way to a great career ..

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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/


NYC Jazz Saxophonist of the Band Indo-Pak Coalition - Rudresh Mahanthappa - New Album Agrima

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa  .. Fresh off the cover of the latest November 2017 issue of Downbeat, he’s got a new album out and is busier than ever .. He’s releasing the follow up album with his ensemble – Indo-Pak .. The name of the album is Agrima and it’s a heavy sound, but adheres to the bands basic premise of Indian rhythmic and melodic elements in a charged, modern improvisational framework born of the New York jazz scene .. along with the new album, he talks about 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/


Friday, October 6, 2017

LA Jazz Bassist & Singer Katie Thiroux

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Bassist, Singer and Composer Katie Thiroux  .. Fresh off releasing 2017’s Off Beat .. She is ready to promote and travel .. She was born in a a musical family in Los Angeles -  beginning with violin lessons at age 4 then switching to the acoustic bass at age 8 – she loved the recordings of Lionel Hampton as a kid and began studying privately with jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton at the age of 12. She’s had many adventures over the years with the Larry Fuller pianists Justin Kauflin, Bill Cunliffe, Geri Allen, Helen Sung, trumpeters Brian Lynch and Terrell Stafford and 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 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/


Cuban-born Veteran Jazz Drummer Ignacio Berroa

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Cuban born Jazz Drummer Ignacio Berroa  .. He was born and raised in Cuba .. and is on the heels of releasing 2017’s Straight Ahead from Havana – His musical education at age 11 at the National School of Arts and really took off in 1980 when he left his country and settled in New York City where he met the great Cuban musician Mario Bauza who introduced him to Dizzy Gillespie. In August 1981 Gillespie invited Ignacio to join his quartet .. Since that time, he is the only and most successful straight ahead jazz drummer to come from Cuba and make it in America ..

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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/


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

NYC-Based Jazz Saxophonist & Composer Daniel Bennett

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist & Composer Daniel Bennet  .. Born in Rochester, New York, his on the heels of releasing 2016’s Sinking Houseboat Confusion .. He began his jazz studies journey at Roberts Wesleyan College .. He has been swayed by the music of Phillip Glass and has been dubbed as making folk jazz  .. mix of jazz, folk, and twentieth century minimalism – and it’s worked .. In 2015, The Daniel Bennett Group was voted "Best New Jazz Group" in the New York City Hot House Jazz Awards and the sky is the limit ..

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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/


Montreal Jazz Pianist Daniel Arthur of the Daniel Arthur Trio

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Montral Jazz Pianist Daniel Arthur  .. The band is currently promoting their new album .. 2017’s Vivid – And Daneil talked about their beginnings in Montreal – meeting McGill University in October of 2015 and going on to become a band with a vision and plenty of support ..

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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/



Friday, September 22, 2017

Ukraine-born Jazz Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Ukraine-born Jazz Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi  – His latest release 2017’s Get Up and Go – He was born and raised in Ukraine – At 15 he went to he Odessa Conservatory – then moved to Germany and finally to the US, where he completed his studies at Berklee College of Music and the Thelonious Monk Institute. Over the years, he has toured internationally with Hancock, Chaka Khan, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Terri Lyne Carrington – and many others .. He loves jazz and talks glowingly about it ..

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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 Colorado Blues Performer Chris Daniels

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Blues Musician Chris Daniels  .. . Right outta St. Paul, Minnesota he began playing guitar when he was 10 and these days he’s promoting yet another new album .. 2017’s Blues With Horns .. So, in 1984, Daniels formed Chris Daniels & The R&B Kings - originally planned as a "Boulder one-nighter," the band has released 14 albums and toured extensively in the United States and completed 21 European tours. They have performed for three US presidents and the former queen of the Netherlands – He is a legend and a survivor .. He has beat acute leukemia in February and is a member of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame ..

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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/


NYC-based Singer and Musican Mary Gatchell

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Singer and Musician Mary Gatchell  .. She is promoting her latest 2017 CD Camino Real .. It all started for Mary in Epping, New Hampsire where she built a strong foundation in musical theatre, jazz, and classical music, singing and playing the piano and oboe. At 18, she moved to New York City to attend New York University and to date she has 6 albums of original music to her credit – performing all over New York ..

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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/


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

San Francisco Jazz Pianist Clifford Lamb

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with San Francisco-based Jazz Pianist Clifford Lamb  .. He just released 2017’s Brothers and Sisters – He is originally from New York and discovered jazz at age 16 – His first jazz piano teacher was Wes Montgomery’s pianist, Richard Crabtree – and he would go on to graduate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and hooked up with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra – From there, he has woven an interesting jazz journey ..

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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 & Composer Bill Cunliffe

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist Bill Cunliff ..  He just released 2017’s Bachanalia and it’s a great listen .. He was born and raised Andover, MA then moved on to LA - He began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. He has established himself as a solo artist and bandleader, with more than a dozen albums under his name. He’s a busy musician and teacher with great tales ..

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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/



Friday, September 15, 2017

Dave Berkman and Tim Armacost of the Jazz Group New York Standards Quartet

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Dave Berkman and Tim Armacost of the group New York Standards Quartet  .. Together, they talked about their latest 2017 album Sleight of Hand ..  So, Tim is a popular sax on the New York scene today - born in Los Angeles and played with legends like  Jimmy Cobb, Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, and more .. While David is a phenomenal pianists in the New York jazz scene, - 7 records as a leader have appeared on numerous “best records of the year” critic’s lists .. together, they talk about their 11 years in the band and how they have been called – “a group devoted to radical reinvention of famous pop songs and Broadway show tunes. Plenty of contemporary jazz artists do that, but few more divertingly than this vivacious foursome, who delightedly cherish the originals while brusquely deconstructing their harmonies and tweaking their melodies, sometimes only slipping in the original theme on the way out of the piece. This is a collective class act.” Get to know them, the band 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 Sax & Composer Uri Gurvich

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Uri Gurvich   He was born and raised in Israel and is on the heels of releasing 2017’s Kinship .. He got his chops groomed in the Tel Aviv Jazz Orchestra and won at 20 the Jazz Player of the Year competition in his native Israel before coming to Berklee College of Music studying under Joe Lovano. He has perfomred concerts in the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia and he has a great many tales 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 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/


Friday, September 8, 2017

Jazz Big Band Leader Mica Bethea

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Big Band Leader Mica Bethea – He was born and raised In Jacksonville, Florida and these days is is on the heels of his 2017 CD Masters .. Following a car accident some years back, he hasn’t been able to play intruments, but that hasn’t dimished his brilliants in composing and arranging for his big band .. He got graduate and undergraduate degrees in music from the University of North Florida and in 2012 recieved the undergraduate arranger award by Downbeat Magazine. He has plenty of wisdom and 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 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/