Thursday, September 26, 2019

New York Jazz Artist & Singer Veronica Swift

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with New York Jazz Artist & Singer Veronica Swift ..  She talked about her latest 2019 CD Confessions on Mack Avenue Records featuring the great pianist Benny Green– along with Emmet Cohen – She is the daughter of a renowned jazz pianist & celebrated jazz singer and educator/author –  so jazz is in her bloodstream .. She recorded two CD's as a child – one at age 9 with Richie Cole and one at age 13 with saxophonist Harry Allen – She is only 25, but already a seasoned jazz soul with so much more to do .. so get to know her and dig 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Jamaican-born Jazz Piano Legend Monty Alexander

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jamaican Jazz Piano Legend Monty Alexander .. We elaborated on his latest 2019 CD Wareika Hill – covering the classic Thelonis Monk album and refers to a place in Jamaica where Rastafarian musicians used to gather located behind Monty's childhood home outside of Kingston. He looked at that hill quite a bit growing up .. 2019 is also a banner year in honor of celebrating his 75th birthday and six professional decades in the music industry – and he also got an honorary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies and was the a recipient of the Commander of Distinction title from Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson. Over time, he has played with the likes of Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Sonny Rollins and Clark Terry, but it was after his family moved to Miami, Florida, in 1961, where he played in various nightclubs and got attention of Frank Sinatra who flew him to New York .. He explains this and so much more.. So, dig this interview my friends ..  So dig 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 23, 2019

European Jazz Drummer & Composer Snorre Kirk

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with European Jazz Drummer & Composer Snorre Kirk  .. He opened up about his latest 2019 CD Beat ..  This album is an eclectic mix of exotic rhythms and vivid, colorful compositions and it proves his long tenure on the European Jazz Scene as a sideman with some of the finest names on the Scandinavian jazz scene  - It all began in 2012 with his CD Blues Modernism that got the prestigious JazzSpecial Award in Denmark for "Album of the Year", as well as receiving two nominations in the Danish Grammy Awards and he has and link to Kansas City being a part of the Kansas City Art of Swing Festival – He opened up about this and so much more .. 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 20, 2019

C Jazz Pianist Jackie Myers of The Swingset on the New 2019 CD The State of This City

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Pianist Jackie Myers of the Swingset on the new 2019 CD The State of this City .. It’s a great story .. She has been here in Kansas City for some time on the scene from Austin, Texas and it’s been quite a ride .. On this new release with her instrumental jazz quartet fulla groove and swing for jazz lovers everywhere she delivers some quality music alongside local musicians Sam Copeland, Jim Lower & Mike Herrera – The CD has quality artwork by Georgia Parker – and we talk about all of it .. So, have a listen ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Jazz Guitarist & Composer Nick Grondin

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Guitarist and Composer Nick Grondin .. He talked to the show about his new 2019 CD "A View of Earth" .. Originally from a small town in New Hampshire, these days he is pursing is Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston studying with Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Carlberg, and having masterclasses with Dave Holland, John Hollenbeck, and Jim McNeely. He’s studied in Paris and St. Paul, Minnesota and is an experienced performer and award-winning composer performing throughout the U.S. and Europe, and performing regularly in the Boston area and New York. He’s got great stories and you can hear them all here .. So dig 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

LA-born, NYC-based Jazz Pianist, Composer & Educator Victor Gould

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist, Composer & Educator Victor Gould .. His latest 2019 CD Thoughst Become Things is another stellar one in a line of releases for this emerging cat .. He was born in Los Angeles and residing in New York City – He started playing piano at the young age of four and began his career as one of the first ever recipients of the Herbie Hancock Presidential Scholarship at Berklee College of Music. Over his time so for, he has performed and/or recorded with Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Ralph Peterson, Donald Harrison, Buster Williams  and many others. He’s a star in the world of jazz and for good reason .. 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New Orleans Jazz Saxophonist & Composer James Martin

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with New Orleans Saxophonist & Composer James Martin .. He explained the story behind his latest 2019 CD Keep Movin’- And got into how his music roots extend to his earliest years spent visiting his grandparents’ home in New Orleans. There he found an authentic alternative to the musically inspired toys and plastic replicas of instruments his parents had lovingly given him…in his grandparents’ organ. He managed to teach himself his first song—“When the Saints Go Marching In,” and that was a gateway to music .. a pawn shop guitar and then the saxophone .. He spent seven years playing with Trombone Shorty and then decided to pursue a solo career .. He’s got great stories and you can hear them all here .. So dig 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 16, 2019

Veteran San Francisco-based Jazz Guitarist Ray Obiedo

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran San Francisco-based Jazz Guitarist Ray Obiedo .. He opened up about is great 2019 CD Carousel .. His 9th release as yet another collection of original compositions fused with Contemporary Jazz, Latin and Brasilian-styled rhythms. He grew up in the East Bay and very early on recognized his own profoundly soulful musical connection to the Northern California region and its blend of exotic multi-ethnic rhythms. He had numerous trips across the bay to places like the Fillmore Auditorium & Winterland Auditorium to hear and go backstage to hang with legends Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, to the great Isaac Hayes and Sly Stone. It was a world tour in 1978-79 with jazz superstar Herbie Hancock that is big in his early memory .. He talks about that and so much more .. 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Juno-Nominated Toronto-based Jazz Drummer Larry Graves of Surefire Sweat

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Canadian Jazz Drummer Larry Graves .. He talked to the show about his latest 2019 CD Surefire Sweat .. This self-titled debut features eight original works by Juno-nominated and first time band-leader - The music is primarily instrumental and driven by a narrative: each piece is an emotive journey, offering real time reflections on the nature of the human condition. So, Surefire Sweat is made up of a diverse and multi-generational roster of Toronto-based artists. Inventive arrangements act as a vehicle for the all-star cast of musicians to engage listeners through improvisational explorations and danceable arrangements. He talks about the band, his life and much more .. So, 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Veteran New York Jazz Bassist Joe Fonda

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Bassist Joe Fonda.. He talked about his new 2019 Project .. The CD BAMKO with the OGJB Quartet … Capturing the extraordinary improvisatory collaboration of four legendary leaders & composers: saxophonist Oliver Lake, cornetist Graham Hayes, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer Barry Altschul. Joe is originally from upstate New York and after studying at the Berklee College of Music in 1973-75, he settled in New Haven playing and recording with Wadada Leo Smith, among others. Soon after moving to New York City in the early 1980s, his life would begin taking off into great dirctions .. He’s got tales to tell .. 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Berlin-based Jazz Drummer & Composer Christian Lillinger

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Berlin-based Jazz Drummer Christian Lillinger .. He started playing drums at the age of 13 and was studiedin Dresden from 2000 to 2004. And in 2000 he won the International Improvisation Contest .. Since then, he’s been very busy .. with projects on the horizon in 2019 .. Over his long, satisfying career, he performed in concerts and at festivals in Europe, Asia and USA. He played with David Liebmann, Leo Smith, Wiliam Parker, Evan Parker, Joe Lovano Tony Malaby and so many more .. he’s got a great story .. and talks about it .. 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Jazz Vocalist Peter Eldridge About the 2019 CD Somewhere with Pianist Kenny Werner

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with the Veterna Jazz Vocalist Peter Eldgridge .. He teamed up with the very talented pianist Kenny Werner on their latest 2019 CD called Somwhere - a sumptuous album of ballads featuring a lush string orchestra - features classic standards and clever originals, pairing timeless romanticism with sophisticated modern harmony. This collaboration was a long-time dream for the two veteran musicians who were colleagues at the renowned Berklee College of Music .. backed by a 20-piece string orchestra – this sounds like a major Hollywood production and he’s got great insights ..  its So, get to know this project 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/



Slovakian Jazz Saxophonist & Composer Nikola Bankov

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with the Slovakian Jazz Saxophonist & Composer based in Denmark – Nikola Bankov .. He talked about his debut 2019 CD Bright Future featuring Seamus Blake .. The music combines modern jazz and electronic music in a way that creates a fresh sound and a unique live experience. He is a twenty-year-old from Slovakia currently studying at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in Denark ..  He is on the edge of contemporary jazz with electronics and effects, creating a distinctive and modern sound. So, get to know her 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Canadian Jazz Guitarist & Oud Player Gordon Grdina

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with the Canadian Jazz Guitarist & Oud Player Gordon Grdina .. On his latest 2019 CD Copper’s Park, he gives a fresh approach in the jazz world .. This Vancouver based JUNO Award winning cat has had a career that has spanned continents, decades and constant genre exploration throughout avant-garde jazz, free form improvisation, contemporary indie rock and classical Arabic.  Over time, he has studied, composed, performed and collaborated with a wide array of field-leading artists like Gary Peacock, Paul Motion, Matt Mitchell and many others .. So, get to know her 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 6, 2019

Seattle-born, Los Angeles-Based Jazz Vocalist & Composer Sara Gazarek

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Los Angeles-based Jazz Vocalist & Composer Sara Gazarek .. Originally from Seattle, Washington, she talked to us about her new 2019 CD Thirsty Ghost -  as she Embraces The Light & The Dark On Her Sixth Album – So, she found her into a recording contract right out of college in 2004 that had a big management component and booking agency — it also came with a lot of responsibility for a twenty year old artist. As the dust began to settle, she dug in and went headlong into her art – She’s got a rich story and great reflections .. So, get to know her 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Israeli-born, Boston-based Jazz Drummer Dor Herskovits

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Israeli-born, Boston Jazz Drummer Dor Herskovits .. He opened up about his new 2019 CD Flying Elephants – This new album will be out on September 20, 2019 and is chock-a-block with expressions of love, humor and creativity. These days he is a staple of Boston jazz scene and has won international acclaim as an improviser. His original music draws from jazz and blues roots, folk and world music, free jazz rock and metal. These days he performs and records as a sideman and bandleader all around the US and around the world. So, get to know her 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Ohio-born, LA-based Jazz Vocalist Greje Angell

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Ohio-born, Los Angeles-based Jazz Vocalist Gretje Angell .. She opened up about her debut album .. the 2019 CD In Any Key .. A testament to years of woodshedding and self-growth and this album is dedicated to her father .. who was a also a jazz musician .. She was born in Akron, Ohio, and her earliest memories are the long, joyous nights spent in dark jazz clubs, falling asleep in booths while her father commanded the bandstand. Having two generations of jazz drummers ahead of her – she still chose to get up on the bandstand on her own time. She worked through a heavy dose of stage fright, welcomed motherhood, and studied classical and opera prior launching her jazz career.  She is big on the jazz underground performing regionally, nationally, and internationally leading her own ensembles, ranging from intimate guitar and vocal duos to full-band configurations ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Veteran Kansas City-based Jazz Saxophonist David Valdez

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Kansas City-based Jazz Saxophonist David Valdez .. He opened up about his latest CD Shades of Happines and relocating to KC .. He was born in San Francisco in 1967 and grew up in Santa Cruz, California. He  picked up the saxophone at the age of 8 years old and never looked back .. Over the years, he has zig zagged around the United States .. he attended Berklee College - finishing his studies, he moved back to the West .. then went to New York City and then to Portland, Oregon's thriving Jazz scene and he relocated to Kansas City to pursue a Masters degree in Jazz composition at the University of Kansas – he loves it here and explains why .. along with much more . so get to know her 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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Veteran Jazz Pianist Dave Bass

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Pianist Dave Bass .. He opened up about his stellar new 2019 CD No Boundaries with the great Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson,Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More .. This kid from Cincinnati started piano lessons at age seven and shortly after graduating high school he played in bands that opened for Captain Beefheart and Alice Cooper .. In the mid-80s, after a random slip and fall on the way to a gig caused a seriously damaging wrist fracture, doctors did not offer a promising prognosis for him to ever play piano again. He defied the odds and after 20 years of being away from jazz and practicing law, he’s back full time .. and No Boundaries is just the beginning ..

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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. Listen to KCXL on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Neon-Jazz-With-Joe-Dimino-p381685/. You can now catch Neon Jazz on KOJH 104.7 FM out of the Mutual Musicians Foundation from Noon - 1 p.m. CST Monday-Friday at https://www.kojhfm.org/. Check us out at All About Jazz @ https://kansascity.jazznearyou.com/neon-jazz.php. For all things Neon Jazz, visit http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/