Thursday, October 31, 2019

Jazz Saxophone Virtuoso James Carter

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophone Virtuoso James Carter ..  He opened up about his latest 2019 CD - James Carter Organ Trio: Live From Newport Jazz  .. He’s now at 50 and making his debut as a bandleader for Blue Note Records .. Born in 1969 in Detroit, he began playing at age 11 and studied early on with trumpeter Marcus Belgrave. As a prodigy, he progressed quickly and by 1986 at age 17 joined Wynton Marsalis on tour. He had six recordings under his own name between 1993 and 2000 and has been lauded for his prowess of the jazz bandstand .. He opened up about quite a bit .. So, dig this interview my friends ..  So dig it ..

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Philadelphia Jazz Organist, Composer & Educator Lucas Brown

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview with Philadelphia Jazz Organist, Composer & Educator  .. He reached out to Neon Jazz and we caught wind of his 2019 Skyviews .. It’s a great listen and he talks about this .. Lucas was born, raised and now living in the land of Coltrane .. Philadelphia. He actively performs both Jazz and Classical music and has performed around the US and has been at Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, the Jazz Standard and the Blue Note, and in Europe and Asia.  He’s also a member of the faculty at the Temple University Esther Boyer College of Music and over the years he has performed with greats like Pat Martino, Eric Alexander, Terell Stafford, and been a sideman … 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/

Bassist Artie Roth of the Toronto Jazz Group TuneTown

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview Bassist Artie Roth of the Toronto Jazz Group TuneTown – He talks about quite a bit .. Like their latest 2019 CD “There From Here” and how this band formed back in 2015 as three of Canada’s top jazz improvisers; Kelly Jefferson (Saxophones), Artie Roth (Bass) and Ernesto Cervini (Drums).  The group performs original music composed by and for the trio, bringing together three distinct musical voices on material that runs the gamut, from intense to sublime.  Seamlessly assimilating elements from the avant garde, funk, and jazz worlds .. He talks all of 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/



Monday, October 28, 2019

Jazz Drummer, Composer & Educator Jerome Jennings on the 2019 CD Solidarity

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer, Composer & Educator Jerome Jennings on the 2019 CD Solidarity .. our latest 2019 CD Solidarity .. This new project is is second album and he puts the spotlight on his writing chops featuring as its core unit trumpeter Josh Evans, tenor and soprano saxophonist Stacy Dillard, pianist Zaccai Curtis, and Jennings’s friend and mentor, legendary bassist Christian McBride and it features seven original compositions that are deeply concerned with the state of political and social justice in the United States on the cusp of the 2020s, particularly focusing on the experiences of African American women, examining them through the prisms of the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements .. 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/

Legendary Jazz Saxophonist George Garzone 2019 CD “3 Nights in LA”

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview Legendary Jazz Saxophonist George Garzone - one of jazz’s greatest tenors and also one of its most revered educators – He opened up quite a bit about the 2019 CD “3 Nights in LA” - the sound of four jazz masters communicating in a highly evolved common language, drawing on years of shared experience and an inexhaustible love for the music released on drummer Peter Erskine’s Fuzzy Music imprint. It all happened in January 2019 at the beautiful new Los Angeles jazz club Sam First .. Joining George and Peter was pianist Alan Pasqua and bassist Darek Oles .. 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 Bassist, Vocalist & Composer Jeff Denson on the 2019 CD Between Two Worlds

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Bassist, Vocalist & Composer Jeff Denson on the 2019 CD Between Two Worlds .. He's joined revered French guitarist Romain Pilon and  powerhouse drummer Brian Blade – So, after graduation, these musicians pursued their own careers, but reunited occasionally to reclaim their musical camaraderie – and this album is a testament to their combined voice and artistry together .. Jeff talks 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. 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/

Co-founder & Songwriter Mark Mullins of Bonerama on the 2019 Single Empty World

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Bonerama co-founder and songwriter Mark Mullins on the 2019 Single “Empty World” to Allen Toussaint, the prolific legendary New Orleans producer and musician who impacted the lives of many New Orleans musicians – The epic Trombone-focused Bonerama teamed up with renowned vocalist Michael McDonald of Doobie Brothers fame - A tune is dedicated including those of Bonerama. The lyrics reference Toussaint's songs, paint a picture of the kind person he was, and express sadness of him no longer being with us. The song also has an alternate meaning as a dedication to all of New Orleans lost legends. .. 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, October 25, 2019

Kansas City-Based Saxophonist, Composer, Educator & Author Adam Larson

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City-Based Saxophonist, Composer, Educator and Author Adam Larson  ... His latest 2019 CD Listen With Your Eyes is his fifth record and was released on Ropeadope Records – and it’s getting solid reviews .. Adam is originally from Normal, Illinois .. a few hours from Chicago .. he started playing saxophone at the age of 11 – After graduating from University High school in 2008, he moved to New York City .. He originally got baptized in the Chicago scene, then 12 years in New York City and now Kansas City is home .. he’s currently on faculty at University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory and he couldn’t be happier to be in KC .. He’s got great stories .. 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/

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Jazz Drummer, Big Band Arranger & Educator Joe McCarthy

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview Jazz Drummer, Big Band Arranger & Educator Joe McCarthy  .. He opened up about his new 2019 CD Upwards made with the New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band - This East Coast native has led a diverse career as drummer/percussionist, bandleader, producer and educator in a myriad of settings from symphony orchestra to bebop, big band, afro cuban, theater and beyond. He’s the founder, leader, producer and drummer of Afro Bop Alliance who won the 2008 Latin Grammy for Latin Jazz Album of the Year – Along with the music, he currently holds adjunct appointments at Georgetown University, George Mason University and Washington College - 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/

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Yolanda Young - A Missouri House of Representatives Democratic Candidate for District 22

Welcome to a special election interview with Yolanda Young - A Missouri House of Representatives Democratic Candidate for District 22 .. She is the oldest of 8 in her family .. so, serving has been in her life from the very beginning .. She has been a resident of Ivanhoe Neighborhood in Kansas City for quite a long time and helped lift the community up in so many ways .. She is an advocate of fresh fruits and veggies for the urban core and believes firmly in what she is doing and how she can help the citizens of Missouri .. She’s got a vision and you will hear about it .. Enjoy this interview ..

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Thanks for listening and tuning into this special election interview .. where we give you a bit of insight into fascinating politicians and public figures in Kansas City and beyond .. and thanks to Yolanda for her time ..  If you want to hear more interviews, go to Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino on the iTunes store .. Until next time .. thanks for stopping by ..

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

NYC Jazz Guitarist, Composer & Arranger Peter Hand

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview NYC-based Jazz Guitarist, Composer & Arranger Peter Hand .. He opened up about his latest 2019 CD Hand Painted Dream with his Big Band .. The album is the culmination his work with some of the best musicians anywhere .. like Camille Thurman and Houston Person .. This New York City native took classical piano lessons as a child before switching to guitar in his early teens. In the beginning, the sounds of B.B. King and Albert King allured him .. he would go on to become a pre-med student at Binghamton University, NY – but he left that behind for music .. a decision he never regretted. . He’s got great stories .. 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/

Monday, October 21, 2019

NYC-based Jazz Bassist Teymur Phell

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview NYC-based Jazz Bassist Teymur Phell .. We asked him about his 2019 CD Master Volume .. So, he was born in Baku, Azerbaijan to a very musical family and at 13, he started playing the bass guitar -  studying music with his father and trying to figure out his way around the instrument. He would go on to the Jerusalem Academy of Music and make his way to New York in 2011 building a reputation as a vibrant cat .. 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/


Australian-born, NYC-based Jazz Guitarist Nic Vardanega

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series Australian-born, NYC-based Jazz Guitarist Nic Vardenega .. We caught up with Nic about his 2019 CD Point in Time - a follow up release to his 2014 debut, Inverno.  influenced by two years of living in New York City and experience in its jazz scene. After completing a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2012, Nic worked extensively as a sideman and bandleader in Australia. That led to his move into America and the cauldron of jazz in NYC .. He’s got stories ..  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/

Thursday, October 17, 2019

NYC-based Jazz Guitarist Rez Abbasi on the 2019 CD Throw of the Dice

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Guitarist Rez Abbasi about his 2019 CD Throw of the Dice .. So, comprehending the vastness of music’s evolution over almost a century, even in terms of jazz and world music alone, can be pretty mind-blowing – yet Rez Abbasi spans that arc with an original release of quintet music based on ‘A Throw of Dice (A Romance of India)’, a vintage black-and-white Indian-German silent film from 1929. He talks about this project .. and another one he’s involved in .. along with so 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/

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Jazz Vocalist Rebekah Victoria

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Vocalist Rebekah Victoria ...  We asked her about her latest 2019 CD Songs of the Decades and her focus on the era of the Great American Songbook: the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s. She grew up in her family-owned nightclub in Los Altos, California, singing with her father’s Greek band. She would go on to get her college degree in business and become a real estate broker .. but, she also took formal singing lessons and theater classes and always had signing in her heart .. She talked about her life in music and so 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/



Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Jazz Trumpeter Shane Endsley of the Modern Jazz Band Kneebody

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Trumpeter Shane Endsley of the cool modern jazz group Kneebody – They talked about their newest 2019 CD Chapters .. And the band’s history .. The group met in their late teens while at The Eastman School of Music and Cal Arts, became fast friends, and converged together amid the vibrant and eclectic music scene of Los Angeles in 2001. In their almost two-decade history, the Grammy-nominated band has created a genre and style that is explosive rock energy and high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing set within the frames of highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. So, get to know Shane & Kneebody .. 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 Guitarist Joshua Breakstone on the 2019 CD Children of Art

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Guitarist Joshua Breakstone his latest recording, Children of Art – it’s is a tribute to Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and is made up of compositions written by members of that hallowed band. Hundreds of great young musicians were a part of this group over the 60 year tenure of the band, all with youthful energy and enthusiasm under Blakey's mentorship. The compositions Breakstone selected were written and recorded by the musicians while they were with the band. He talks about all of this and 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/

Monday, October 14, 2019

Jazz Bassist Nick Blacka of the UK Jazz Group GoGoPenguin

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with UK Jazz Bassist Nick Blacka of the Modern Band GoGo Penguin .. They just released a new EP .. 2019’s Ocean in a Drop (Music for Film) .. The band came together in 2012 and they all had rich music backgrounds .. thus, GoGo Penguin began .. Their first labum – 2014’s v2.0 was the Mercury Prize album of the year .. In 2015 they were signed to Blue Note Records and today they are rocketing through the jazz stratosphere .. joining Nick is Chris Illingworth on piano and Rob Turner on the drums creating a unique sound that is acoustic-electronica drawing of  rock, jazz and minimalism, computer game soundtracks and glitchy-electronica to create vibe .. And in case you are wondering about the name .. this is how it came about – A few of the guys got drunk at the rag-week auction and Pete a weird looking stuffed penguin - his girlfriend was terrified of it and wouldn’t have it in the house, so Grant put it up in his house .. after they got their first gig at Sandbar in Manchester - they desperately needed a name, so they started throwing ideas about and the penguin telepathically gave them solution. - ‘Penguin’, ‘Go Penguin’ and eventually ‘Gogo Penguin’. Please get to know Nick, GoGo Penguin 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/

French-based Artist & Jazz Singer Natacha Atlas

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with French-based artist and jazz singer Natacha Atlas ...  She talked about the vision of her new 2019 CD Strange Days .. This internationally-acclaimed artist has one of the world’s most distinctive voices. Long known for synthesising western and middle eastern vocal traditions with mind-blowing dexterity, she began her career as part of the world fusion group Transglobal Underground. That has led to work with the likes of Peter Gabriel and the Indigo Girls, along with many others .. Over  the years, she has been repeatedly recognized by her peers and fans alike in the form of a host of music awards - 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, October 11, 2019

Portland-based Pianist & Composer Kerry Politzer on the 2019 CD Diagonal

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Portland-based Jazz Pianist & Composer Kerry Politzer on her new 2019 CD Diagonal ...  She got her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Piano from the New England Conservatory of Music and lived in New York for many years – On this 6th album, she pays a modern tribute to the late Brazilian jazz guitarist/composer Durval Ferreira with a great cast of casts .. she opens up about it .. 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/

Veteran Latin Jazz Pianist and Arranger Oscar Hernández

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Latin Jazz Pianist and Arranger Oscar Hern├índez  ... He opened up about his latest 2019 CD Love the Moment with Alma Libre .. It’s doing very well on the charts and this four-time Grammy Award Winner opens up about it .. He has long been considered one of the most gifted and prominent pianist/ arrangers on the contemporary Latin, Latin-jazz and salsa music scene and is best known as the leader of the world renowned “Spanish Harlem Orchestra”. This Bronx native has produced such artists as Ruben Blades and Paul Simon and done 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/

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Canadian Jazz Vibraphonist Dan McCarthy

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Canadian Jazz Vibraphonist Dan McCarthy ... He talked about his 2019 CD City Abstract .. His second release for the Seattle based label Origin Records. In March of 2019, after 15 years in New York City, he returned to his home of Toronto to pursue a Masters degree in Jazz Composition at York University .. He has been studying music since he was 3 years old and it shows .. 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/

Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Producer & Educator Laurene Hobgood

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Contemporary virtuoso pianist, collaborator, composer, arranger, producer, educator, Yamaha Artist, multiple Grammy® nominee and 2010 Grammy® winner Laurence Hobgood ..  He talk about his latest 2019 CD Tesseterra .. A new program of standards re-woven for jazz trio and string quartet - innovative arrangements ranging from Cole Porter to Sting, Hoagy Carmichael to Paul McCartney, Chopin to Crosby Stills & Nash. Coming from an arts family .. he started playing piano before he could walk and began formal classical study in first grade in Dallas .. from there, the story unfolded .. 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/

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Chinese-American Poet & Vocalist Moy Eng

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Chinese-American Poet, vocalist and lyricist Moy Eng  ..  She talked about her latest 2019 CD The Blue Hour in collaboration with her songwriting partner and producer, the four-time GRAMMY-nominated trombonist and bandleader Wayne Wallace – She is a first generation Chinese-American born in New Jersey – got her M.A. in Arts Administration from New York University, then launched her professional career – that includes grant writing, poetry, singing and more .. 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/