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/


Jazz Pianist Noah Haidu

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist Noah Haidu .. He promoting his 2017 CD Infinite Distances and talked about how he got into jazz as a kid from Charolottesville, VA – he grew up loving classical, avant-garde, rock, and jazz and his mentors were Bill Charlap, Kenny Barron, Bruce Barth, Barry Harris, and David Hazeltine – over his career he has combined new rhythmic ideas, harmonic sophistication, spontaneity, soul, and swing into his own unique approach -

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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 French Horn Player Ken Wiley

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz French Horn Player Ken Wiley .. He is promoting his new projects .. Urban Horn & Horn Redux  - He was born in Kansas City and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri .. From there, he went to Los Angeles with limited funds and has made it .. over the years, he’s played at the Playboy Jazz Festival, LA Jazz Society, UCLA Jazz Concert Series and on shows like Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and American Dad – he’s even dones some work with cats like Lenny Kravitz.. He is a very happy musician that did it the right 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 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 Saxophonist Jimmy Greene

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist Jimmy Greene .. He’s on the heels of his 2017 CD Beautiful Life Volum 2 .. a follow up to Volume 1 that is in honor of his daughter Ana that lost her life in the tragic Sandy Hook School Shooting .. He grew up in Hartford, CT and has gone on to perofrm all over the world .. his Jimmy Greene Quartet performs regularly in jazz venues, festivals and clubs – he’s been on on 75 albums as a sideman, and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., Kenny Barron – and these days he’s an Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury – He talks music, healing, the future 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/


Violinist Ethan Adelsman of the Chicago Jazz Group Bowmanville Swing

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Chicago Jazz Violinist and leader of the group Bowmansville Swing Ethan Adelsman.. He took some time out of a very busy schedule to talk about what has been going on lately, the band’s history, what is next 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/


Kansas City’s Artist, Author & Musician 'AvaBella' Ramsey of the Mutual Musicians Foundation

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City’s Artist, Author & Musician 'AvaBella' Ramsey of the Mutual Musicians – She talked about the new website at MutualMusiciansLive.com! .. and how they have shot a documentary the day of the Centennial Open House - Part 1 is up on the blog – She also discussed 2017 programming in honor of the Foundation’s 100 year anniversary .. That includes 2 upcoing tours of BeBop and Beyond - on September 1, 2017 from Union Station – She had many thoughts on the Foundation, KC Jazz 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/


Kansas City Jazz Organist & Composer Ken Lovern on Charlie Parker Week '17

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Orgnaist and Composer Ken Lovern .. He is gearing up for the Charlie Parker Celebration August 17-29, 2017 here in KC and he’s always busy at the Green Lady Lounge giving the good music out to packed houses .. He talked about the significance of recognizing Bird, his involvement 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 Pianist & Composer Sullivan Fortner

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist and Composer Sullivan Fornter .. He is gearing up for a Kansas City visit as a part of the Charlie Parker Celebration August 17-29, 2017 and he’s ready .. Along with his upcoming visit, he had much to talk about his hometown of New Orleans, his current home of New York City, his life in jazz 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/


Kansas Poet Laureate, Author and Jazz Musician Kevin Rabas

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Musician and Kansas Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas .. He talked with us about his latest volume of Poetry .. All that Jazz .. and spoke about a great many things .. like how he became the current Poet Laureate of Kansas, his career in jazz, the KC jazz scene, being a writer and a creative spirit ..

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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/


Chicago Jazz Bassist Joe Policastro

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Chicago Jazz Double Bassist, Composer and Arranger Joe Palicastro   – He  grew up in the fertile jazz, classical, and popular music scene of Cincinnati, OH and studied Classical Double Bass Performance on full scholarship at Miami University. These days he leads the Joe Policastro Trio and the group has two albums featuring his writing, arranging, and performing – They are releaseing a new 2017 CD Screen Sounds and hitting the road to promote it .. That will include a swing through Kansas City’s best jazz joint .. The Green Lady Lounge at 6 on July 30, 2017 –

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 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/


Interview About Geri Allen with Jazz Multi-instrumentalist, Composer & Scholar Dr. Hankus Netsky

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Chair - Contemporary Improvisation and former chair of Jazz Studies at NEC  Dr. Hankus Netsky .. He took some time to speak about the passing of the very gifted and talented pianist and composer Geri Allen .. She left us at the age of 60 on June 27, 2017 and he had plenty of thoughts on what made her so special and one that will rank very high in the world of jazz artists ..

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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 Singer Jocelyn Medina

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Singer Jocelyn Medina .. She talked to us about her latest 2017 ablum Common Ground, her childhood in New York and over the years travelling to Ghana, West Africa, Salvador, Brazil, and Mumbai, India – all of these travels and her education has given her a solid backbone in the world of music and her 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 - 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/


Sicilian-born Jazz Singer Laura Campisi

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Singer Laura Campisi .. She talked candidly about her latest album – Double Mirror, growing up in Sicily, 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 - 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/


Friday, July 14, 2017

Chicago Jazz Bassist Andrew Vogt

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

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Philly Saxophonist, Composer & Educator Odean Pope

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

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Jazz Saxophonist Claire Daly

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

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

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

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

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Jazz Drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts

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

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Veteran Jazz Pianist Billy Childs

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

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Jazz Tenor Saxophonist Grant Stewart

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

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/


Jazz Pianist Tal Cohen

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

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Neon Jazz is a radio program airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christopher in Kansas City, Missouri giving listeners a journey into one of America's finest inventions. Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday Mornings from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and Sunday Mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/