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/