Monday, September 20, 2021

Veteran NYC Jazz Trombonist, Multi-Instrumentalist & Composer Scott Reeves on the new 2021 CD The Alchemist

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran NYC Jazz Trombonist, Multi-Instrumentalist & Composer Scott Reeves on the new 2021 CD The Alchemist .. He had some time on his hands following retirement from teaching after an illustrious career on the faculties of the City College of New York, Juilliard and other prestigious institutions. But when the pandemic struck just a few months later, he suddenly found himself with an abundance of free time as performance opportunities disappeared. The album features a previously unheard live date by his Quintet .. He opens up about this and the world we are living in during COVID times, along with hope for the future .. Enjoy…

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Veteran LA-Based Jazz Pianist & Film Composer Todd Cochran

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran LA-Based Jazz Pianist & Film Composer Todd Cochran .. We caught up with him to talk about a great many things .. Namely his new 2021 CD Then and Again, Here and Now done with bassist John Leftwich and drummer Michael Carvin .. In his first album since his two underground classics for Prestige Records in ’72 and ’73, he melds his earlier explorations into a fresh musical ..  Originally from San Francisco, he has experienced music as a way of life and being in a myriad of settings. The piano is something he has always known as a way into other worlds .. He began fingering melodies on the piano at age 3 and he’s never stopped .. Dig this exquisite story of a jazz giant .. 

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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. Listen to each show at https://www.mixcloud.com/neonjazzkc. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Jazz Drummer & Composer Jared Schonig

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer & Composer Jared Schonig .. We caught up with him about COVID, his life in music and his two new 2021 recording Two Takes Vol 1: Quintet &  Two Takes Vol. 2: Big Band .. This Grammy-Award musician has toured and/or recorded internationally with Nicholas Payton, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Donny McCaslin, Fred Hersch, among others. He is a favorite among vocalists for his versatility and he’s got great stories .. Enjoy .. 

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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. Listen to each show at https://www.mixcloud.com/neonjazzkc. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

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Brooklyn-based Sitar Player, Musician & Photographer Jarvis Earnshaw

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Brooklyn-based Sitar Player, Musician & Photographer Jarvis Earnshaw … He talked about his 2021 CD done with his hero Trevor Dunn on their self-released debut LP "Hymnagogia” .. This busy and talented musican/artist was born in London & spent most of his childhood in Japan. He released his debut album from Slam Records at the age of 15 .. It was a refreshing and enlightening conversation .. Enjoy…

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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. Listen to each show at https://www.mixcloud.com/neonjazzkc. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Chicago-based Jazz Pianist, Composer & Educator Steve Million

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Chicago-based Jazz Pianist, Composer & Educator Steve Million .. This veteran musician has deep roots in Kansas City and opens up about that .. He also has etched quite a path in the world of jazz .. He’s a cancer survivor and has some great insights as we continue to go through our COVID .. He has two new 2021 CDs called What I Meant to Say and Steve Million Featuring Sarah Marie Young .. He’s full of wisdom and insights .. Enjoy…


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

NYC Jazz Pianist & Vocalist on the 2021 CD Live from Lockdown Champian Fulton

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with NYC Jazz Pianist & Vocalist on the 2021 CD Live from Lockdown Champian Fulton .. We talked to her on September 9, 2021 as she was preparing to go to Sweden for a tour about her new Live from Lockdown album, COVID, the current state of the jazz community and so much more .. After her captivating Sunday-evening webcasts took audiences by storm throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, she decided to offer a permanent recording of her series done with her steadfast collaborator & father Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn and trumpet. It’s a great story and conversation .. Enjoy .. 

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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. Listen to each show at https://www.mixcloud.com/neonjazzkc. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Celebrated Jazz Drummer and Bandleader Gerry Gibbs

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Celebrated Jazz Drummer and Bandleader Gerry Gibbs .. He opened up about his new 2021 CD Songs from My Father .. A Celebration of the Music of Bebop Luminary Terry Gibbs, Prominently Featuring Musical Titan Chick Corea on his Final Recording ever .. This is his thirteenth release on an impressive double-disc masterwork featuring four iterations of his acclaimed Thrasher Dream Trio .. After 10 months and 15,000 miles of car travel to assemble the recordings for this masterpiece .. He  grew up in Southern California and started playing the drums at the age of 4. By the time he was 7 years old, had already appeared on a few Television shows. His story is captivating .. Enjoy .. 

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