Monday, March 29, 2021

Tenor Saxophonist Chris Gale of the Toronto Group Hector

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Tenor Saxophonist Chris Gale of the Toronto Group Hector .. He opened up about their newest 2021 CD called Unchartered .. Hector is a Toronto-based jazz collective featuring Chris Gale, Ted Quinlan, Jeff McLeod and Chris Wallace. Chris talked about his life in music and hope for the future .. Enjoy .. 

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Veteran Jazz Pianist Steve Hunt

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Pianist Steve Hunt .. We talked about his latest 2021 CD Connections – The concept of universal connection. Nothing in the world stands by itself. Over his long career, he has stayed true to an uncompromising vision of composing and performing jazz music from his heart. He credits jazz greats Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Thelonius Monk as strong influences .. He would move on to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston and that’s where he still resides today in a career that is expanding  .. 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. 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/

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Veteran Jazz Guitarist, Composer, Arranger & Educator David Howard

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Guitarist, Composer, Arranger & Educator David Howard .. We caught up with him about his latest 2021 CD called Next .. A sound influenced by many great jazz, blues and funk artists as he leads his fresh and restless urban fusion/jazz, Neo-soul hybrid ensemble. Prior to the pandemic, he performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He recently retired as a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston and continues to keep the magic continuing … Enjoy his 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. 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/

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Los Angeles-based Jazz Performing & Recording Artist David Sills on COVID

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Los Angeles-based Jazz Performing & Recording Artist David Sills on living through the COVID-19 pandemic world .. He’s on the heels of releasing his 17th CD as a leader in Natural Lines and working his way to a new hope of returning to the proverbial stage in 2021. We talked about quite a bit related to life lately and hope for the future .. 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. 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/

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Denver-based Trumpeter/Cornetist Ron Miles & Jazz Saxophonist Keith Oxman of The Group Jazz Worms

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Denver-based Trumpeter/Cornetist Ron Miles & Jazz Saxophonist Keith Oxman of The Group Jazz Worms .. We talked to them about their latest 2021 CD Squirmin – Recorded back in 2017, but released during this COVID pandemic year. More than 30 years after the release of their acclaimed debut album, this quintet is back joined by pianist Andy Weyl, drummer Paul Romaine, and bassist Mark Simon .. They open up about the band and so much more .. 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. 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/

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Chameleon-Esque Montreal-born, German-based Drummer & Composer Greg Smith

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Chameleon-Esque Montreal-born, German-based Drummer & Composer Greg Smith .. We spoke with him in March about his newest 2021 CD called Cluster 0 0 1 out on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records and available on April 23, 2021. He was born and raised in Montreal and lived in NYC in the 90s .. These days he calls Germany home and love sit .. We talk about projects, his life in music, COVID and much more .. .. Get to know im& 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. 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/

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Veteran NYC Jazz Guitarist Greg Skaff

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran NYC Jazz Guitarist Greg Skaff .. We talked to him about his latest 2021 CD Polaris featuring a masterful trio with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Albert "Tootie" Health. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, he is well-known for his work with soul jazz legends and with groups based around the Hammond B-3 .. He has five feature albums have been well-received by jazz fans everywhere. It’s a great tale .. 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. 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/

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DC-based Entertainer, Artist, Veteran & Entrepreneur Aaron Myers

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with DC-based Entertainer, Artist, Veteran & Entrepreneur Aaron Myers .. We had a wide ranging conversation in Mid March 2021 about his life, upcoming projects and so much more .. Originally from Goodlow, Texas, he found his passion for performing at an early age while playing music in the church .. That led to the United States Army, College, Los Angeles and now to Washington DC. Over the years he has done quite a bit .. Like working for the Obama Campaign for Change in 2008 as a Field Organizer and being an advocate for Mental Health and LGBT Rights. He has a rich, vibrant story .. 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Veteran New York Jazz Musician Eric Goletz

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran New York Jazz Musician Eric Goletz .. We caught up with him on St. Patrick’s Day 2021 to talk about his newest project – his 2021 CD Into the Night .. As a New York freelance musician, he has played with a huge amount of outfits in a plethora of places around New York. Over the years, he had many engagements playing in the orchestras for artists like Tony Bennet, Bernadette Peters, and Joe Piscopo. We cover what is going on now, his career, COVID and so much more .. Get to know Eric and 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. 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/

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Veteran Kansas City Hammond B-3 Musician Ken Lovern on 2021 & Joe Miquelon

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Kansas City Hammond B-3 Musician Ken Lovern  .. We talked to him on March 18, 2021 about quite a bit .. We got into how the Kansas City jazz community is doing during the COVID pandemic, the re-awakening of the Green Lady and Black Dolphin, the strength of the jazz world and most importantly the lasting legacy of the long-time Saxophonist, Pianist & Educator Joe Miquelon .. 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. 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/

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Big Band Leader Ian Charleton

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Big Band Leader Ian Charleton .. We talked to him about quite a bit in Mid-March .. Like his latest 2021 CD A Fresh Perspective, a long life in jazz and COVID .. He has been writing for big band since he was 15 years old and his influences range from the traditional (Count Basie, Sammy Nestico, Rob McConnell) to more contemporary tastes (Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler and more). His passion is the big band and his story is a great one .. 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



94-Year Old New York Jazz Saxophonist & Composer Vinnie Riccitelli - Part II

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran New York Jazz Saxophonist & Composer Vinnie Riccitelli .. After our first interview, Vinnie declared an open invite to reach back out to delve further into the names and stores he had been around in his life .. We took this well-travelled 94 year old musician up on it. We got into a career that included gigs and stories with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Barbara Streisand, Tom Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Bobby Darrin, Carmen McCrae, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, and countless others. This is part two of our series with Vinnie .. 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Grammy-Award Winning Jazz Legend Joe Lovano with Trio Tapestry on 2021’s Garden of Expression

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Grammy-Award Winning Jazz Legend Joe Lovano with Trio Tapestry on 2021’s Garden of Expression .. This new CD out on ECM Records was recorded in Europe in November 2019 and features Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi. The music he writes for this group-tenderly melodic or declamatory, harmonically open, rhythmically free, and spiritually involving-encourages subtle and differentiated responses from his creative partners, creating interactions .. We also touch on the COVID world and hope for the future as we move forward .. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Toronto-based Jazz Vocalist, Composer & Visual Artist Kalya Ramu on the 2021 CD Duo

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Toronto-based Jazz Vocalist, Composer & Visual Artist Kalya Ramu .. We caught up with her about her latest 2021 CD Duo. It is a short album of all original material performed by piano and voice cowritten with featured pianist Ewen Farncombe that is out on April 2, 2021. She has always had a passion for storytelling and reinventing old jazz music. Her singing career at the age of 12 and has never stopped .. Get to know her & 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Veteran Seattle-area Saxophonist & Flautist Mark Lewis on Naked Animals

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Seattle-area Saxophonist and Flautist Mark Lewis .. We caught up with him about his new project coming out on April 2, 2021 – Nake Animals .. He revisits a chapter from his own musical history that was originally recorded in 1990 with eight original compositions performed by Lewis's Dutch quartet .. We cover a lot of ground in this interview .. 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Members of The Harlem Gospel Travelers

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Members of The Harlem Gospel Travelers .. We spoke on March 12, 2021 about their new single - God’s Gonna Move His Hand .. They are not actually from Harlem. They came to Harlem from far-flung corners of the five boroughs of New York City, and it was in Harlem, that legendary center of African American culture, that they found their voices. It’s a great story .. Get to know them .. 

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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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Russian-born, Swiss-based Jazz Musician Andrei Poliakov

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with A Neon Jazz Interview with Russian-born, Swiss-based Jazz Musician Andrei Poliakov  .. We caught up with him in early March 2021 after he reached out to the show to talk about his newest projects, how he has been doing during COVID, how he got his start in jazz and so much more .. Get to know him 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/



Wisconsin-born, Kansas City-based Jazz Drummer Evan Verploegh

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Wisconsin-born, Kansas City-based Jazz Drummer Evan Verploegh .. We talked in early March 2021 about quite a bit .. He is new to Kansas City arriving in October 2019. Just as he was getting his feet settled, COVID happened and got in the way of him really taking off in this jazz town .. He opened up about how he got into jazz, his move to KC and his hopes for the post-COVID future .. Get to know him and 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Veteran Chicago Blues Harmonica Legend Billy Branch

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Chicago Blues Harmonica Legend Billy Branch .. We caught up with the Emmy Award Winning, Grammy Nominated musician about a life well lived in the world of Blues .. He was discovered by Willie Dixon, the "father of modern Chicago  Blues," while Billy was still in college. Since those early days, Billy has played on over 300 different recordings including 15 albums under his own name. He’s a skilled educator voice over actor and so much more .. Dig his 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Canadian Jazz Vocalist, Composer & Arranger Sarah Jerrom

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Canadian Jazz Vocalist, Composer & Arranger Sarah Jerrom .. We talked on March 12, 2021 about her newest CD coming out this year called Dream Logic .. This new CD shows off her formidable skills as a songwriter, composer, lyricist, and improviser. This project draws its sound from jazz, folk, and pop music, and deals with themes of hope, grief, infertility, and love. She has a great story .. Get to know her and 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Monday, March 15, 2021

NYC Jazz/Americana Duo of Sweet Megg & Ricky Alexander

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with NYC Jazz/Americana Duo of Sweet Megg & Ricky Alexander .. They have a new single out called “My Honey’s Lovin Arms” from their debut album, I’m in Love Again coming out on June 11, 2021 on Turtle Bay Records .. These two come from very diverse backgrounds & they started performing together in New York City in 2014. Sweet Megg is a New York City bred vocalist who performs a range of material steeped in the American traditions of jazz and blues. She splits her time between Nashville and Brooklyn. Ricky began exploring the clarinet & fine tuning his primary instrument, the saxophone. He has performed at The Kennedy Center and many other prestigious and historic venues .. Together, they have a chemistry and a great story .. 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Los Angeles-based Jazz Vocalist Lauren White

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Los Angeles-based Jazz Vocalist Lauren White .. We caught up with her about her latest 2021 CD Ever Since the World Ended, her life in music, COVID and so much more .. Her first three CDs were well received and have enjoyed solid airplay .. She was born and raised in in Great Neck, Long Island and her first musical inspiration was an aunt who was an opera singer. Her parents also loved the theater and frequently took the family on outings to Broadway plays. Get to know her & 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Michigan Jazz Pianist, Vocalist, Composer & Arranger Hannah Baiardi

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Michigan Jazz Pianist, Vocalist, Composer & Arranger Hannah Baiardi .. We caught up with her in early March to talk about her latest 2021 CD Straight from the Soul out on March 22, 2021. This Detroit native has been studying & playing jazz since the age of three and has a large range of music that has influenced her over the years -- from new age to R&B and contemporary jazz. She learned by ear and began transcribing Oscar Peterson by ear at the age of seven and went on to attend the University of Michigan Jazz Studies program studying wih the likes of Geri Allen and Benny Green .. She has a great story .. Get to know her & 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Veteran California-based Jazz Guitarist George Gilliam

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran California-based Jazz Guitarist George Gilliam .. We caught up with him about his latest 2021 CD Many Roads Home, a long good life in jazz, COVID and more. It all began for him in Gary, Indiana at 13 when he picked up the guitar .. He later moved to Chicago with his family and formed his own groups.  From there, he went on to Xavier University in New Orleans and had the time of his life .. He would eventually head to his current home of California to pursue his true love of jazz .. Listen to his 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Italian Jazz Drummer, Composer & Improviser Francesca Remigi

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Italian Jazz Drummer, Composer & Improviser Francesca Remigi .. We caught up with her to talk about her latest project, life during COVID and much more .. Her latest album draws its inspiration from some socio-political concepts theorized by writers such as Noam Chomsky & Zygmunt Bauman and aims to express some of the key notions of their thinking through music, such as the liquidity of social relationships and much more .. She was raised in a musical family and at the age of 5 Francesca decided to follow her parents’ footsteps and began to study guitar and drums .. Her story is intriguing .. 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Jazz Tenor Saxophonist & Conductor David Angel and Tubist & Composer Jim Self

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Tenor Saxophonist & Conductor David Angel and Tubist & Composer Jim Self .. We caught up with them to talk about their stellar collaboration on the 2021 triple CD Out on the Coast ..  The Los Angeles-based David Angel Jazz Ensemble is 13 piece jazz band and all of the music is composed or arranged by David Angel. The style is described as “Gil Evans meets J.S.Bach” .. It is swing and Latin music reminiscent of the 60′ west coast jazz scene with impressionistic classical elements. David and Jim get into this project, the modern COVID world and much more .. 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Saxophonist, Composer & Educator Andrew Van Tassel

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Saxophonist, Composer & Educator Andrew Van Tassel .. We caught up with him in March to talk about his newest 2021 CD Shape-Shifter, his life in music and this COVID world .. He draws inspiration from a broad palette of genres: bebop/hard bop, fusion, indie rock & classical music .. His previous album, It’s Where You Are received international praise from jazz critics and was recognized as a top 10 release by multiple publications .. This one is poised for the same response .. Get to know 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly.
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Friday, March 12, 2021

Jazz Vocalist Rebecca DuMaine

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Vocalist Rebecca DuMaine .. We covered quite a bit .. Like her latest 2021 CD with The Dave Miller Trio called Someday, Someday, her career in jazz, COVID and so much more .. This new CD is done with her dad and is full of warm vocals, boppish piano solos, fresh ideas, and variety. Along with the jazz, she has had successful careers as an actress (on stage, in commercials and voice-overs) and a teacher. She’s been between New York and California and has some great stories to back all of it up .. Get to know her and 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. 



Thursday, March 11, 2021

Veteran New York Jazz Saxophonist & Composer Vinnie Riccitelli

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran New York Jazz Saxophonist & Composer Vinnie Riccitelli .. We caught up with this well-travelled 94 year old musician to talk about a great many things .. like his newest 2021 CD For the Record .. He has been called one of the best-kept secrets in Jazz. Born in 1926 in Yonkers, New York, he began playing alto saxophone at the age of 11 and never stopped. 1956 was a big year for him. He both married the love of his life, his loving wife of 60 years, Jean Krupa, and wrote, arranged, and recorded his first album, entitled UniqueJazz, The Westchester Workshop. Subsequently, he would not re-record his own compositions for nearly sixty years .. Enjoy his 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Canadian Drummer Ernesto Cervini of the Band TuneTown on the 2021 CD Entering Utopia

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Canadian Drummer & Label Owner Ernesto Cervini of the Band TuneTown on the 2021 CD Entering Utopia and this COVID world we are living in .. The band also features Kelly Jefferson on Tenor & Soprano Saxophones, along with Artie Roth on Acoustic Bass .. This mix of a classic saxophone, bass and drums trio has a distinguished history in jazz and this collective has been at it since 2015 honoring that sacred tradition .. One year ago in March 2020, Ernesto and I were having a much different conversation .. A year later, you can hear how much it’s changed .. but, the constant has been the creation of music and exploring the resilience of the jazz world  .. Enjoy…


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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. 






Tuesday, March 9, 2021

New York Jazz Vocalist Grace Haggerty

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with New York Jazz Vocalist Grace Haggerty .. She opened up about her latest 2021 CD My Funny Valentine featuring an ensemble of great musicians like John Fedchock, along with a full string ensemble. She was influenced at a young age by her family. Her father was a classically trained pianist and her mother was a ballerina. She always dreamed of being a singer from an early age. Get to know her and 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4



Monday, March 8, 2021

New York City Jazz Guitarist & Composer Matt Panayides

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with New York City Jazz Guitarist & Composer Matt Panayides .. We talked about his latest 2021 CD Field Theory, his life in jazz and this COVID world we are surviving .. He grew up in Springfield, OH, and Indianapolis, IN. He played the piano when he was young. but switched to guitar because he was inspired by Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. Over the years, his distinctive playing has led to performances throughout New York City and all over the world .. Dig his 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. 
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Lebanon-based Jazz Bassist, Composer & Educator Makram Aboul Hosn

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Lebanon-based Jazz Bassist, Composer & Educator Makram Aboul Hosn .. We talked about his latest 2021 CD Transmigration, live in his homeland, his life in jazz and much more .. Until COVID, he was a frequent performer in the Beirut music scene playing Jazz, Rock, Classical, and Arabic music with different groups all within the same week. He had so much to say about his new project, life in music and hope for the future .. Get to know him and 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. 
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Award-Winning Jazz Pop Singer & Storyteller Kate Schutt

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Award-Winning Jazz Pop Singer & Storyteller Kate Schutt ..We caught up with her on March 1 to talk about her upcoming April 30, 2021 release of her CD Bright Nowhere .. On this new project, she wrote it as a tribute to her mother who passed away after battling ovarian cancer for close to five years. Her music has been featured on NPR and they call her vocals “glassily clear and glossily sweet.” .. Her music story is a great one .. So please get to know her and dig this interview.

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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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly.
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Mexican-born, Chicago-based Jazz Drummer & Composer Gustavo CortiƱas

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Mexican-born, Chicago-based Jazz Drummer & Composer Gustavo CortiƱas .. We talked about his newest 2021 CD Desafio Candente - This work explores the history of colonialism, imperialism and neoliberalism in Latin America with 30+ musicians and speakers from 11 different countries over the course of 14 tracks and accompanying videos. He was born  and raised in Mexico City and is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans .. His story is a great one .. 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. 
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Harlem-based Jazz Guitarist, Vocalist & Composer Allan Harris on 2021’s Kate’s Soulfood

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Harlem-based Jazz Guitarist, Vocalist & Composer Allan Harris on 2021’s Kate’s Soulfood .. We talked to him at length on March 1st about Kate's Soulfood and this COVID world we are living in. This new CD is his 14th as a leader and is a spirited, soul-drenched ten track recording that pays homage to his home of Harlem as only he can. We also talk about hope and a return to the proverbial stage .. 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. 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/

If you like what you hear, please let us know. You can contribute a few bucks to keep Neon Jazz going strong into the future. The combined venture of radio show and interviews is done void of sponsorship or financial backers. We are adopting the Bandcamp philosophy of letting listeners choose their own price to keep content moving forward. Anything helps and as always .. we love you madly. 
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Friday, March 5, 2021

Keep Neon Jazz Alive

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Los Angeles Guitarist, Composer, Session & Touring Musician & Producer Lyle Workman

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Los Angeles Guitarist, Composer, Session & Touring Musician & Producer  Lyle Workman ..We talked to him in about his latest 2021 CD  Uncommon Measures, his life in music, COVID and much more .. On this new project, it’s a magical instrumental collection featuring a 63-piece orchestra captured live at Abbey Road Studios in London Lyle has gotten around over a very good life in jazz .. He co-wrote songs on Sting’s, 57th & 9th CD, he appeared on late jazz icon Tony Williams’ final album an has written music for box office blockbusters that have earned over a billion dollars worldwide ... Get to know him .. 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. 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 Pianist Greg Murphy on the 2021 CD Cool Water

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran New York Jazz Pianist Greg Murphy .. We caught up with him in late February about his latest 2021 CD Cool Water on Whaling City Sound, upcoming live gigs, how he has been doing during COVID, hope for the future and much more .. 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. 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, March 3, 2021

Veteran Jazz Guitarist Larry Newcomb

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Guitarist Larry Newcomb .. We caught up in late February to talk about his newest 2021 CD Love, Dad with his quartet featuring his song Jake Newcomb. Larry is considered one of the top all-round guitarists on the scene today and has played in a wide variety of settings during his productive career but his true love is modern straight ahead jazz. While attending the University of Maine, he became interested in jazz and never looked back… He’s got a great story .. 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. 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, March 2, 2021

Spokane-based Jazz Saxophonist, Composer & Educator David Larsen

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Spokane-based Jazz Saxophonist, Composer & Educator David Larsen .. We caught up with him in late February to talk about his latest 2021 CD The Mulligan Chronicles. It is an album that is the result of years of research into the music of Gerry Mulligan after pouring through hundreds of scores, transcribing many solos, and interviewing a number of players .. Over the years, he has worked and learned from the likes of Ken Peplowski, Francisco Torres and the internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Halie Loren. These days he is the Director of Instrumental Studies at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington ... Get to know him and 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. 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/