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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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 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/

Denver Jazz Saxophonist Keith Oxman

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Denver Jazz Saxophonist Keith Oxman .. Along with being an active educator these days, he is now promoting the release of 2017’s East of the Village – Since he was 12 – he has hand his hands on a sax and that instrunment would take him to the stage with cats like  Sonny Stitt, Mel Torme, Louis Bellson, Phil Woods, Buddy Rich Band, Tom Harrell and the great Jack McDuff – He’s a stellar cat with plenty 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 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 Vocalist Diana Hickman

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Vocalist & Pianist Diana Hickman  .. We caught up with her on the newest 2017 release of hers - South of Your Thoughts .. Her approach to music has been called intelligent, funny, edgy with a signature voice underscored by sophisticated music that appears effortless – She has high hopes for her future and her past is proof that things are going to happen ..

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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 Johanna Sillanpaa

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Singer Johanna Sillanpaa  .. She was born and raised in Sweden and she talks to us about her life in music and the latest album she is happy to release .. 2017’s From this Side .. She has played everywhere from intimate jazz joints across North America and Europe all the way to performing in front of the 60,000-plus crowds of the Montreal Jazz Festival – and she  was the 2007 and 2012 nominations for Western Canadian Music Award .. She has plenty 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 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 1, 2017

Jazz Drummer & Vibraphonist Warren Wolf

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer & Vibraphonist Warren Wolf  .. Originally from Baltimore, he grew up studying the classical composers likeBach, Beethoven, Mozart – and the rest of his jazz life trying to find a good melody .. He talked with Neon Jazz about his March 4, 2017 gig in KC at the Folly Jazz Series with the Cyrus Chestnut Trio – it will feature some tuns off his latest record – 2016’s Convergence .. Over the years he has been busy on stages all over the world .. Including Wally’s in Boston for two years – So, get to know him 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 Fusion Guitarist & Medical Doctor Neal Barnard

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Fusion Jazz Guitarist and Groundbreaking Medical Doctor Neal Barnard  ..  Dr. Neal is a very skilled composer and guitarist known well as a trailblazing medical doctor and New York Times best-selling author in health and nutrition .. His DC-based fusion band .. he has produced a new ablum called CarbonWorks and it’s a stellar listen .. he’s a cool cat glding between the world of medicine and music .. healing everyone along the way ..

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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, February 28, 2017

Trumpeter, Composer & Educator Jason Palmer

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Trumpeter, Composer and Educator Jason Palmer  ..  Originally from High Point, North Carolina, he studied jazz at the New England Conservatory and in 2016 he released his new album Beauty N Numbers  - Over years, he’s gigged with  Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith (the organist), Wynton arsalis Lee Konitz and  Phil Woods – He is an Assistant Professor at the Berklee College of Music and a visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard University .. He was also the eading actor in director Damien Chazelle’s 1st film  Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench – this is the man that made the jazz rich films Whiplash and La La Land .. he’s got 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 Trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Modern Jazz Trumpeter Jonathon Finlayson  .. Born and raised in Oakland, CA – He just released 2016’s Moving Still and talked about it at some length .. Early on he came
under the tutelage of Bay Area legend Robert Porter and studied at the New School for Jazz with Eddie Henderson, Jimmy Owens and Cecil Bridgewater – Then went on to spend a lot o time with the great Steve Coleman and playing with the finest in the world of jazz .. He has quite a few truisms and thoughts on his jazz journey that are illuminating.

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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, February 15, 2017

Jazz Trombonist Michael Dease - All These Hands

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Trombonist Michael Dease ... This veteran jazz cat has been at it for quite some time and always finds a way to make fans happy with his sound .. On his latest album – 20167s All These Hands .. Dig this interview, my friends .. It’s a journey in sound going from Mississippi Delta, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York. Micheal is always brimming with music, teaching and good ideas .. It was a pleasure to catch up with him on the heels of this new album ..

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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/

NYC Pianist Nick Sanders & Saxophonist Logan Stroshal - Janus

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist Nick Sanders & Saxophonist Logan Strosahl – This is another story about a  strong duo in the world of jazz that has deep roots and makes grand music together .. They met at Boston’s New England Conservatory years ago and they just find a way to keep in touch and make quality music .. Their latest venture is 2016’s Janus and it’s getting some rave reviews in the jazz world and beyond .. They took some time out to discuss this album – their 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/

Monday, February 13, 2017

UK Jazz Sax & Composer Justin Swadling

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with UK Jazz Saxophonist & Composer Justin Swadling  .. This cat was born and bred in the UK and is promoting his 2016 Album - A Place to Be – He went to The London College of Music and graduated in saxophone and composition learning under Jimmy Hastings and Eddie Harvey – He’s gone on to play with the likes of Candi Staton and these days is a highly respected British session musician and composer with 10 years under his belt and his solo career well underway .. there’s much more to come .. and you will find out 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 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/

UK Jazz Trumpeter Laura Jurd

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Trumpeter Laura Jurd .. She was born and raised in the UK and in this modern world of jazz .. she has been heralded as one of the most creative young musicians to emerge from the UK in recent years .. and chosen as a BBC New Generation Artist for 2015-2017 – Her latest CD with her band is 2016’s Dinosaur – Together as One and she is on the rise ..

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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 Double Bass & Composer Mark Dresser

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz bass player, improviser, composer and teacher Mark Dresser – He was on his way to NYC from San Diego during our talk and talked about many things .. Like being raised in LA – his latest record – Sendimental You – being a member of Anthony Braxton’s Quartet from 1985 to 1994 and the awards and adventures along the way .. These days he is a Professor of Music at University of California, San Diego –

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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, February 7, 2017

KC Jazz Pianist Eddie Moore - Kings & Queens

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Pianist & Composer Eddie Moore  .. We discussed in detail his newest CD Kings and Queens .. Which is a very fluid soundscape and worth some worldwide attention .. Eddie got into dept about this album, the motivating forces, his education, the current KC scene and so much more .. This is our second go around with the great Eddie Moore and it just keeps getting richer each time ..

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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 Jazz Hammond B-3 Organist Tony Monaco

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with the Hammond B-3 Master & LegendTony Monaco – He began working in Jazz clubs as a teenager in his native Columbus, Ohio inspired by local organ gurus Hank Marr and Don Patterson – He even got instruction and advice from the great Jimmy Smith .. and in addition to the music, he’s been a businessman over the years .. In fact, after graduating from college with a B.S.B.A. from Franklin University in 1989 he became the supervisor of Monaco Concrete .... Over the years, he’s played all over .. and with so many talented cats .. he’s also an instructor and has  produced a series of instructional DVDs titled "Playing Jazz Hammond" – Tony is always dabbling in business, music and staying cool ..

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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, February 2, 2017

NYC Jazz Trombonist Nick Finzer on Hear & Now

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Trombonist Nick Finzer  ..  Always busy, his newest 2017 album Hear & Now comes to the public at a moment of deep uncertainty and divisiveness in the country and around the world. The album’s nine tracks – includes eight originals along with a Duke Ellington classic – go from a range of viable reactions that swish from the intense energy of protest to a more meditative mood. We have talked to Nick over the years and he talks to us again about this important project ..

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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 Canadian Jazz Trumpeter Al Muirhead on Northern Adventures

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Canadian Veteran Jazz Trumpeter Al Muirhead ..  This Juno nominated trumpeter brings together some of the finest musicians across Canada to make his new 2017 album Northern Advenrues – Volume 3 – and it’s full of dandies .. Al came to wider prominence in North America with the release of his debut album ‘It’s About Time’ at the age of 80 and is now making up for lost time with his third release in two years. It’s a pleasure to talk to him again as he discusses the new album and a bit 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, January 27, 2017

Veteran Jazz Drummer Robby Ameen

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Drummer Robby Ameen .. He has Lebanese roots and was raised in New Haven, CT – He is promoting his 2016 CD Days in the Night .. and leading up to this point, he has had quite an adventure .. He’s studied at Yale University, been in NYC since the 1980’s, his recording has gone from Dizzy Gillespie to Paul Simon, he is the author of a best-selling instructional book and CD, had TV appearances on The Tonight Show & 60 Minutes and his life is full of 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/

Veteran Jazz Saxophonist David Murray

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Saxophonist & Clarinetist David Murray  ..  While on tour in Montreal, he opened up about his life .. growing up in Oakland – and then arriving in New York as a 20 year-old student back in 1975 – And things have been on the up every since .. Amongst so many things, he is a founding member of the World Saxophone Quartet and is contributing to the rise of young talents like  Lafeyette Gilchrist – He’s got a great future ahead of him with much more music to come ..

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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 Donald Edwards

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer Donald Edwards  .. He grew up in Louisiana and studied music at Southern University in Baton Rouge where he met and was highly swayed byrenowned teacher Alvin Batiste – These days he is promoting his 2016 CD Prelude to Real Life and has spent the years learning and gigging with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Tom Harrell, Carmen Lundy,  Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Orrin Evans, Joey Calderazzo – and so many more .. He’s in New York these days and continues to give his time to help teach young aspiring percussionist in schools -

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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, Vocalist & Composer Peter Eldridge

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Modern Jazz Pianist, Vocalist and Composer Peter Eldgridge  .. He grew up in New Jersey and is on the heels of promoting his latest - 2016’s DIssapearing Day – Peter is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed jazz vocal group, New York Voices and in more than 20 years of doing his jazz thing, he has released four solo albums with a fifth to debut – he’s logged some quality jazz mileage ..

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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/