Friday, March 1, 2024

Montreal-based Jazz Drummer, Composer & Producer Will Régnier

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Montreal-based Jazz Drummer, Composer & Producer Will Régnier .. We get into his debut album, which is the new 2024 CD Traces .. The genre- defying instrumental music blends a variety of styles to create a truly unique musical universe. Drawing inspiration from the rich heritage of jazz, folk, and progressive rock, the nine pieces on this album signal the arrival of an exciting new voice in Canadian jazz. His early influences came from his dad in Rush and many others .. We cover his life in music, the future and much more .. Dig in..

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Veteran Jazz Singer Danette McMahon

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Singer Danette McMahon .. We caught up with her to talk about the new 2024 CD No More Excuses .. It is a tapestry of her life experiences. Each song takes listeners into her personal narrative and it stands as her debut after all of these years in the business. As she puts it, it is her miracle .. From the moment her seven-year-old voice echoed through a microphone in Cleveland, Texas, it was clear that her star was pointed towards music. Her childhood was a symphony of evolving talents; from mastering the clarinet in junior high to enchanting audiences with her voice. We cover the full story .. Enjoy .. 

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Jazz Pianist and Composer Jim Funnell on Aquarius Funk with His Band Word Out

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist and Composer Jim Funnell on Aquarius Funk with His Band Word Out .. We caught up with Jim to talk about work with his post-bop/ethno jazz fusion band “Word Out” that offers a repertoire of jazz compositions that revel in mixed breeds. Playfully blossoming through constant dialogue, their music draws from diverse traditions from around the world in a true spirit of celebration. From his base in France, we get into this new work, an upcoming album, surviving C0VID and upcoming live shows. Dig this interview... 

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Executive Coach & Communications Expert Jen Kilbourne

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Executive Coach & Communications Expert Jen Kilbourne .. She built her first online education company in a B2B niche and sold it in 2020. Since then, she's been focusing behind the scenes with spiritually-minded entrepreneurs to develop their books, courses, and transformational content. Her mission is to provide the services and education needed for these visionary leaders to sustainably support and profit from their work online -- so that their audiences of real people can benefit as greatly as possible. It’s quite a story .. Enjoy.

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Musician, Author & Entrepreneur Barry LaBov

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Musician, Author & Entrepreneur Barry LaBov .. He is a two-time Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a celebrated author, speaker & brand strategist. With a core emphasis on differentiation, he advocates for leaders to unearth and champion their brand’s distinctiveness to win market share and the hearts of the people who represent it. His book, “The Power of Differentiation,” distributed by Simon and Schuster, embodies this philosophy. As the founder of LABOV, a renowned marketing training firm serving blue-chip clients, Barry is renowned for his infectious energy, creativity, and uplifting message. Along with the business, he's a very talented musician and storyteller. We cover some grand ground. Enjoy.

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Author & Business Coach Psychologist KK Harris

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Author & Business Coach Psychologist KK Harris .. She is an Amazon Best Selling Author for her book Unleashing Brilliance A Roadmap to Confidence for Black Professionals. She is a full-time  Business Coach Psychologist working for a global coaching firm, where she coaches individuals up to c-suite minus 2. She believes that she receives a kind of download, which she attributes to her spiritual willingness to let go of her own ego so she can detect what her coachee's want her to know, which is discovered through tuning in to their needs. She's on a grand journey. Enjoy.

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Lifelong Entrepreneur Colin Hirdman

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Lifelong Entrepreneur Colin Hirdman .. He started his first company a week after graduating from college and has been an entrepreneur ever since. He's building businesses through Monkey Island Ventures a company he co-founded with two of his best friends. Monkey Island Ventures is named after a park they played at when they were kids at 5 years old. Over the years, the trio has built over a dozen software and service businesses and want to help create as many successful entrepreneurs they can by sharing what they know. Their company Cloudburst just released "The Rise of the Non-Technical Entrepreneur" guide which is ushering in a new era of entrepreneurship. Enjoy.

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CEO of Core Group Christian Brim

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with CEO of Core Group Christian Brim .. Life has a way of teaching us invaluable lessons, and for him it was the experience of his family's bankruptcy as a child. It molded his determination to help others thrive financially. As the leader of his company, they specialize in providing creative business owners in videography, cinematography, photography, influencer & content creation, and marketing agencies with vital financial services such as accounting, bookkeeping, tax planning, tax preparation, and wealth management. He's got quite a story. Enjoy.

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LA-based Pilates Instructor Andrea Brody

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with LA-based Pilates Instructor Andrea Brody .. She started her career path as a graphic designer and loved the creative work, but the long hours she spent sitting at a desk took a toll on her body and she developed chronic neck, shoulder and back pain. She found relief with Pilates and decided to shift her career into teaching this healing method. These days, she helps people get stronger and alleviate stress in their bodies and minds with Pilates so they can live balanced lives. Her clients experience better sleep, reduced neck and back pain and better posture. Enjoy this interview.

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Author, Coach & Consultant Dr. Alaina Johnson

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Author, Coach & Consultant Dr. Alaina Johnson .. She is a psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience. As a parent of three offspring who are passionate about the performing arts, she recognized the lack of resources for parents of teens and tweens with similar interests. This led her to found Parenting Talent LLC as a support resource for parents, instructors, mentors, and studio owners dedicated to empowering young people in their creative exploration. She is the author of "Parenting Talent: The Grown-Up's Guide to Supporting Creatively Driven Teens and Tweens," which helps parents, mentors and organizations navigate the emotional and practical needs of teens and tweens in the arts. We cover quite a bit. Enjoy.

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Veteran NYC Jazz Pianist Steve Ash

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran NYC Jazz Pianist Steve Ash .. We caught up with him to talk about his impressive new 2024 CD You and The Night .. He is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and received bachelor’s degree in Jazz Piano at Indiana University. He has been performing in the New York City area as well as internationally for over 30 years. Some steady engagements have included Smoke Jazz and Supper Club, Arturo’s Coal Oven Pizza, the Rainbow Room, and Windows on the World. He has learned well from playing with masters like Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Eddie Harris, Harry Allen, Annie Ross, Mel Lewis, and Doc Cheatham. We cover a lot of ground in this one. Enjoy .. 

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Architect & Bilingual Real Estate Expert Gladys Dias

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Architect & Bilingual Real Estate Expert Gladys Dias .. She is a very talented Cuban American residing in vibrant Miami and stands as a dynamic figure in the world of real estate. As an expert in property development and revenue optimization, she brings her Latina passion to the realm of profit by transforming spaces and your search into emotional experiences that resonate with her buyers and enhances communities. An architect and Cornell University alumna, she's a knowledgeable captivating speaker, sharing her wealth of insights on real estate and property development. She also has music in he background. We get into her fascinating life. Enjoy.

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Senior Cloud Strategist, Amazon Alum & Blockchain Enthusiast Steve Woodard

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Senior Cloud Strategist, Amazon Alum & Blockchain Enthusiast Steve Woodard .. With over two decades of hands-on technical expertise, he has carved a distinguished career in systems engineering and global enterprise architecture, propelling digital innovation across some of the world's leading corporations, including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants. His track record of success spans across pivotal roles where he's orchestrated complex projects such as hybrid cloud deployments, digital transformations, and the implementation of super complex software solutions for Fortune 100 companies in varied sectors like energy, oil and gas, and financial services. We cover his life as a father, husband and pro .. Enjoy.

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Entrepreneurs & 5-D Mystics April & Jay Matta

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with 5-D Mystics April & Jay Matta .. This do has  achieved the prestigious title of Double Diamond Executives with a next-level marketing company in less than 12 months, a record-breaking time, created mid-5 figure monthly income, and launched the Gnostic TV Network. In less than 18 months, we generated over $2,100,000 in sales and attracted 1700+ associates to their. The ultimate calling is to assist your listeners in discovering their divine purpose and achieving financial success. They are dedicated to sharing our multi-dimensional knowledge, experience, and wisdom to help all gain extraordinary levels of accomplishment and fulfillment. It's quite a story. Enjoy.

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Visionary Entrepreneur, CEO & Franchise Expert Aaron Harper

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Visionary Entrepreneur, CEO & Franchise Expert Aaron Harper .. He is the CEO of Rolling Suds and franchising expert & a visionary entrepreneur with a burning passion for simplifying the path to business ownership for countless individuals. His venture into franchising began as an earnest pursuit to empower others on their entrepreneurial journey. He embarked on this mission after a successful stint with Patch Boys, where he accomplished a remarkable feat by opening over 400 territories in just a few years. Fueled by a relentless drive to make a difference, Aaron decided to venture out on his own, setting his sights on transforming Rolling Suds – a thriving family-owned power washing business – into a flourishing franchise, expanding to 100 territories in under a year. Enjoy this story.

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Award-Winning Strategist Erin Andrea Craske

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Award-Winning Strategist Erin Andrea Craske .. This seasoned UK-based pro has a 20-year career in the industry, rising to Global Head of Consumer Brands. Her repertoire encompasses over 40 industry-leading brands spanning diverse sectors. Her expertise extends to strategic development, profitability, leadership, and communication. Armed with an honours degree in high education and 16 years of successful leadership and coaching experience, Eshe has emerged as an ICF-certified executive transformation coach, advisor, author, and educator. She empowers conscious business rebels to transcend boundaries, fostering a ripple of positivity across business and life. It's fascinating. Enjoy.

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Jazz Vocal Icon & Guitarist Tina Schlieske

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Vocal Icon & Guitarist Tina Schlieske .. She opened up about her new 2024 CD The Good Life that stands as her first jazz standards recording under the banner of Shifting Paradigm Records. Teaming up with a stellar ensemble, she embarks on a transformative jazz odyssey. Her illustrious career spans over four decades, garnering numerous accolades, including a prestigious star adorning First Avenue's legendary star wall. Renowned for her impassioned vocal delivery and magnetic stage presence, her pivot into the realm of jazz signifies a poignant milestone in a stellar career .. Enjoy this story .. 

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Speaking Confidence Coach, Podcast Host & Author Linda Ugelow

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Speaking Confidence Coach, Podcast Host & Author Linda Ugelow .. In addition to many talents, she is the author of the book, Delight in the Limelight: Overcome your fear of being seen and realize your dreams. Formerly stricken with public speaking fear herself, she now helps entrepreneurs, authors, corporate leaders, and business professionals transform their experience of speaking from dread to delight whether on camera, onstage, or in the meeting room. It's quite a story. Enjoy.

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Co-Founder of EMPIRE Partners Brook Bishop

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Co-Founder of EMPIRE Partners Brook Bishop .. He has 20+ years in the business of Personal Development and human elevation. Brooks experience spans Business Consulting, Practice Management, Personal and Business Coaching, Live Events, and Product Development/Launches. He has had the privilege to work with the biggest names in Personal Development, from the largest Real Estate Coaching company in the world (Buffini and Company) as their Director of Sales to working alongside Tony Robbins for 15 years as his Executive of Business Solutions. In his personal life Brook is a “Rogue-Maverick”. Known to break the mold and consistently think outside the box. Enjoy this intriguing story.

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Master Coach, Author, Speaker, Scholar, Artist & Seeker Dr. Max Klau

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Master Coach, Author, Speaker, Scholar, Artist & Seeker Dr. Max Klau .. Dr. Max is an Integral Master Coach with a Harvard doctorate in leadership. As a coach, he guides clients through the inner work of transforming their way of being.  This deep work goes beyond goal setting or skill building to shift the innermost way that we show up in the world.  It's about purpose, integrity, and shifts in consciousness that allows us to see our selves with new clarity and insight. We cover a lot of ground with his insightful stories and insights. Enjoy.

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Podcaster, Entrepreneur & Real Estate Expert Jason Muth

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Podcaster, Entrepreneur & Real Estate Expert Jason Muth .. He is the founder of three real estate investment and short-term rental businesses. Prideaway Stays is a gay-owned, tech-driven short-term rental co-hosting business for homeowners and guests in historic and magical Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Real Estate Law Podcast is where they present enlightening discussions that effortlessly unite the worlds of real estate and law, featuring entertaining conversations with industry insiders and experts. Along with his husband Rory Gill, a real estate attorney and broker, they are full-time real estate investors who specialize in short-term vacation homes. Enjoy this story.

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Real Estate Force Jessica Di Re

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Real Estate Force Jessica Di Re .. She is a dynamic force in the world of real estate and a devoted step-mom to two incredible kids. Jessica not only excels in orchestrating the perfect home for her clients but also in creating a nurturing environment for her family. As a trailblazer in the industry, she believes that offering a holistic approach to her enterprise is the what will be the ticket to inspiring others to fall in love with their new spaces. Beyond her career, Jessica is consistently on a personal journey of self-discovery. Enjoy this story.

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Author of 3 Shades of Blue James Kaplan

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Author of 3 Shades of Blue James Kaplan .. Penguin Press is proud to publish this impressive jazz story and introspection on March 5, 2024. The book has been named a most anticipated book of 2024 by the Financial Times and Kirkus and has received glowing praise. It is the story of how jazz arrived at the pinnacle of American culture in 1959, told through the journey of three towering artists Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Bill Evans. The all came together to create the most iconic jazz album of all time, Kind of Blue. Beautifully written with expert interviews, in-depth research, and stunning photographs. We get into the journey of making this book, how it changed him and so much more. Dig this story and get the book.

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The Trailblazer of Different Thinking Roy Osing - Part II

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with The Trailblazer of Different Thinking  Roy Osing  .. We catch back up with one of our favorite guests in Roy Osing .. He has been described as this: “Roy Osing is a guy who took a startup to A BILLION IN SALES! He is the ONLY author, entrepreneur and executive leader who delivers practical and proven ‘Audacious Unheard-of Ways’ to produce high performing businesses and successful careers.” Audacious Leader. Storyteller. In the trenches not in the textbooks. We dive in a let the conversation flow. Dig in.

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Taiwan-based Jazz Bassist & Composer Vincent Hsu

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Taiwan-based Jazz Bassist & Composer Vincent Hsu .. He talked about his new 2024 CD Music for the River Jazz Suite: The Spirit of Love River & Mississippi River .. Born in Taiwan, he launched his musical career in New York City, where he lived for eight years. His debut album, Homeland, won Best Jazz Album at the 2014 Golden Indie Music Awards and was nominated for three Golden Melody Awards in 2015 .. His tale of mentors, growth and loving jazz in inspiring .. Dig this interview .. 

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Coach, Entrepreneur & CEO Tony Phelan

Welcome to a new edition of the Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino series .. On this episode, we talk with Coach, Entrepreneur & CEO Tony Phelan .. At 46 years old, this Austin, Texas resident is currently an entrepreneur and CEO of several companies currently. At 40 years old, he became sober after 15 to 20 years of problem drinking and alcoholism. He stopped drinking without going to traditional rehab, but instead by utilizing systems, finding his purpose and living by certain set guidelines. He now teaches this to others. With six years of sobriety, he has developed a life for that he didn’t think he'd ever achieve. He feels that he owes it to others to share his story .. It’s his purpose. Dig this story.

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