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THE MUSICAL UNIVERSE OF PROFESSOR HURST

THE MUSICAL UNIVERSE OF PROFESSOR HURST

By Craig W Hurst

Discussion of what is of interest to me in the vast universe of music highlighting artists, composers and various musical styles.
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EPISODE ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN, interview with New York City based multi-woodwind artist, composer and band leader Ben Kono.

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EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY TWO, interview with New York City based trombonist Mariel Bildsten
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY TWO, interview with New York City based trombonist Mariel Bildsten
Mariel Bildsten is a very busy sideperson in New York City performing and recording with numerous big band and combos.  With her experience as a performer, leader, and educator, Mariel has a wealth of information to share!!!  You will not want to miss this episode!!!!
01:31:10
January 31, 2023
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE, interview with harpist, singer and songwriter Karen Ballew of the Celtic/folk group The Deer's Cry
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE, interview with harpist, singer and songwriter Karen Ballew of the Celtic/folk group The Deer's Cry
Nashville based Celtic/folk group The Deer's Cry released their newest album Heal the Heart in 2022.  Karen Ballew plays harp, sings lead vocals and writes for the group.  We have a wonderful discussion about Celtic music in Nashville and learn there is a lot of music styles in Nashville going on other than Country music!!!  We also talk about her work with the choral groups ANUNA, The Preludio Choir and Nashville's Portara Ensemble.  
01:34:08
January 24, 2023
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY, interview with bass trombonist, educator, band leader and composer Chris Glassman
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY, interview with bass trombonist, educator, band leader and composer Chris Glassman
Chris Glassman has won a ton of awards for his musicianship.  That he plays awesome bebop on bass trombone is another great asset to his artistry.  Chris brings to our discussion a wealth of knowledge and experience.  You will not want to miss this episode!!!!
01:28:45
January 17, 2023
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED NINETEEN, interview with NYC based trumpet and trombone player Nick Vayenas
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED NINETEEN, interview with NYC based trumpet and trombone player Nick Vayenas
Nick had just come off the road touring with Michael Buble when we did this interview.  He brings a wealth of experience from the professional music world and his insights are certainly worth a listen!!!  You will not want to miss this episode!
01:00:59
January 10, 2023
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN, interview with New York City based jazz vocalist Nicole Zuraitis.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN, interview with New York City based jazz vocalist Nicole Zuraitis.
Nicole is the vocalist with the Birdland Big Band.  In addition to her own recordings, she has recorded Sonica with collaborators Thana Alexa and Julia Adamy.  Her wealth of professional experience brings wonderful element to our discussion.  You will not want to miss this episode!!!!
01:21:43
January 03, 2023
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN, interview with Toronto based singer/songwriter Julian Taylor
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN, interview with Toronto based singer/songwriter Julian Taylor
Julian Taylor's songwriting is informed by many experiences.  His cultural heritage, his previous bands and various styles explored by those bands all have contributed to revealing the unadulterated Julian Taylor.  His songs are emotionally charged, thought provoking and intellectually stimulating.  You should check out his new album Beyond the Reservoir and definitely not miss this episode!!  It is a great way to close out 2022!!!!!
01:09:28
December 27, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN, interview with Berkeley California based jazz pianist, composer, band leader and University of California Berkeley faculty member Myra Melford.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN, interview with Berkeley California based jazz pianist, composer, band leader and University of California Berkeley faculty member Myra Melford.
Myra Melford is a multi-faceted composer, jazz pianist and band leader.  Her wealth of experience and breadth of knowledge make for an excellent discussion of music and music making.  You will not want to miss this episode.
01:22:42
December 20, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTEEN, interview with jazz trombonist, composer and band leader Altin Sencalar.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIFTEEN, interview with jazz trombonist, composer and band leader Altin Sencalar.
Altin is a MONSTER trombone player.  We have a great time discussing life on the road (he talked with me on a day off in Montreal while on tour with Michael Buble), as well as playing great jazz on the trombone, playing with his frequent collaborator bass trombonist Chris Glassman and the legacy of Jay Jay Johnson and Kai Winding.
01:25:37
December 13, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FOURTEEN, interview with Nashville based Americana and Roots Rock singer/songwriter Scott Clay
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FOURTEEN, interview with Nashville based Americana and Roots Rock singer/songwriter Scott Clay
Scott's songs are an interesting mix of mental imagery of the beauty of nature and the ebb and flow of human emotions.  We have a great discussion about how he crafts his songs and the inspiration for them from his new album Let It All Lay Bare.  You will not want to miss this episode!!!!
01:21:14
December 06, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN, interview with GRAMMY award winning New York City based jazz drummner Zach Adelman.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN, interview with GRAMMY award winning New York City based jazz drummner Zach Adelman.
Zach is a busy drummer in New York.  He is called upon to play with numerous jazz artists on club dates and recordings.  Zach is also a committed educator working in many of the city's jazz education programs.  His wealth of experience leads us to have an excellent discussion about jazz, the New York jazz scene and music making in general.    You will not want to miss this episode!!!!
01:28:14
November 29, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWELVE, interview with Chicago Blues singer, guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss!
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWELVE, interview with Chicago Blues singer, guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss!
Nick Moss has been singing and playing the blues for over twenty years and he certainly has a handle on doin' it Chicago Style!!!  You will not want to miss this great interview with this great singer and guitarist!!!
01:38:13
November 22, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN, interview with New York City based multi-woodwind artist, composer and band leader Ben Kono.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN, interview with New York City based multi-woodwind artist, composer and band leader Ben Kono.
Ben is a multi-faceted musician.  He has studied music in both classical and jazz traditions.  He has been a working musician in New York for twenty years and brings a wealth of knowledge for those of us who listen.  His work with strings is an exciting sound coupled with his woodwind playing whether he is playing saxophone or clarinet!!
01:34:26
November 16, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TEN, interview with jazz pianist, big band leader, composer, arranger and Berklee College of Music faculty member Steven Feifke.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TEN, interview with jazz pianist, big band leader, composer, arranger and Berklee College of Music faculty member Steven Feifke.
Steven possesses a vast array of knowledge about writing for the contemporary jazz big band.  His latest album with the Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra  is up for Grammy consideration!!!  You will not want to miss this episode.
01:08:16
November 08, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED NINE, interview with New York City based jazz drummer Donald Edwards.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED NINE, interview with New York City based jazz drummer Donald Edwards.
Donald Edwards has been a sideman and led sessions with some of the most respected and highly regarded jazz musicians.  We have a great discussion about his career in performing and recording.  This is an episode you will not want to miss!!!!
01:13:34
November 01, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED EIGHT, interview with upstate New York based singer/songwriter Seth Warden of the folk/rock band Warden and Company.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED EIGHT, interview with upstate New York based singer/songwriter Seth Warden of the folk/rock band Warden and Company.
Warden and Company is a wonderful musical group.  The leader Seth Warden and I have a great discussion about song writing and the band Warden and Company.
01:02:57
October 25, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVEN, interview with Blues singer/songwriter and leader of the band 61 South, Lew Jetton!!!
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SEVEN, interview with Blues singer/songwriter and leader of the band 61 South, Lew Jetton!!!
Lew is from Paducah, Kentucky and has much to tell us about the Blues scene in the mid-South of the United States.  Lew's story is an interesting one.  Hear about how a career as a television news reporter changed to a career as a full time Blues musician.  You will not want to miss episdoe 107!!!
01:16:46
October 18, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIX, interview with multi-genre musician Dr. Caroline Davis!!!
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED SIX, interview with multi-genre musician Dr. Caroline Davis!!!
Caroline Davis is a phenomenal musician who performs in a number of genres of music.  We have a wonderful discussion about music in general, her work in jazz, improvisational music extant from jazz, R and B and folk music.  You will not want to miss this episode!!!
01:23:20
October 11, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIVE, interview with Indianapolis based novelist and rock singer/songwriter Brett Wiscons
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FIVE, interview with Indianapolis based novelist and rock singer/songwriter Brett Wiscons
Brett's newest album is entitled Late Bloomer.  We have a great conversation about his songwriting, his creative process and the stories behind many of the songs on his new album.  
01:13:35
October 04, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FOUR, interview with New York City based, jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, band leader and educator Patrick Cornelius.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED FOUR, interview with New York City based, jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, band leader and educator Patrick Cornelius.
From his twenty plus years of experience in New York City, Patrick has wonderful insights into working as a professional musician in the 21st century.  We have a wonderful talk about music, other musicians he has worked with and his suggestions for those looking to become professional musicians.  You will not want to miss this episode!!!
01:21:37
September 27, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THREE, interview with Nashville based pop/country singer Erin Gibney.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED THREE, interview with Nashville based pop/country singer Erin Gibney.
Erin is at the beginning of what will very likely blossom into a great career in music. Originally from Connecticut, Erin moved to Nashville, earned a degree from Belmont University and is setting about building a fan base with the release of four singles and videos.  Erin is a charming young woman and you are sure to enjoy the discussion I have with her about her career.
01:08:52
September 20, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWO, interview with Chicago based free jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger Ken Vandermark.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED TWO, interview with Chicago based free jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger Ken Vandermark.
Ken and I have a mind opening discussion about music and his work incorporating extended techniques in musical improvisation.  The discussion I had with Ken inspired me to learn more about avant-garde jazz and you will not want to miss this episode!!!!
01:27:35
September 13, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED ONE, interview with Nashville based singer/songwriter Jess Jocoy.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED ONE, interview with Nashville based singer/songwriter Jess Jocoy.
Jess Jocoy is an up and coming artist in Nashville.  With a beautiful voice and lyrics that will appeal to the thinking person with their depth of meaning, Jess is an artist you should definitely get to know.  We have a wonderful discussion you will enjoy.  So, listen in!!!!
01:31:35
September 06, 2022
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED, interview with Philadelphia based jazz trombonist and vocalist Hailey Brinnel
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED, interview with Philadelphia based jazz trombonist and vocalist Hailey Brinnel
Hailey and I have a wonderful conversation about interpreting the Great American Songbook and her approaches to making standards sound fresh and new.  We also discuss jazz and jazz education in what is a great dialog about music and teaching!!
01:02:48
August 30, 2022
EPISODE NINETY-NINE, interview with jazz singer and songwriter Ashley Pezzotti
EPISODE NINETY-NINE, interview with jazz singer and songwriter Ashley Pezzotti
Ashley Pezzotti is the vocalist with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis.  Ashley and I have a wonderful discussion about her performing and recording career in New York and in particular her performing with the LCJO!!
01:09:39
August 23, 2022
EPISODE NINETY-EIGHT, interview with Dallas, Texas based singer/songwriter Salim Nourallah
EPISODE NINETY-EIGHT, interview with Dallas, Texas based singer/songwriter Salim Nourallah
Salim has been a professional singer/songwriter and producer for better than two decades.  He offers an insightful look into his craft of songwriting and includes some wonderful anecdotes about his work in the music business.
01:05:18
August 19, 2022
EPISODE NINETY-SEVEN, interview with Durham, North Carolina/Boston, Massachuetts based singer/songwriter Doriana Spurrell
EPISODE NINETY-SEVEN, interview with Durham, North Carolina/Boston, Massachuetts based singer/songwriter Doriana Spurrell
Doriana Spurrell is an up and coming singer/songwriter.  Currently a student at Emerson College in Boston, Spurrell releases her new EP Forward TODAY!!!
01:23:08
August 19, 2022
EPISODE NINETY-SIX, interview with Cameron Beauchamp and Brad Wells co-artistic directors for the vocal band Roomful of Teeth!
EPISODE NINETY-SIX, interview with Cameron Beauchamp and Brad Wells co-artistic directors for the vocal band Roomful of Teeth!
Roomful of Teeth is an innovative vocal ensemble that draws upon a variety of vocal techniques to create music that is modern and pushing forward the sound of vocal music.  Cameron Beauchamp and Brad Wells share a wonderful discussion about modern vocal artistry and the vocal band Roomful of Teeth.  You will not want to miss this episode!!!
01:17:24
August 16, 2022
EPISODE NINETY-FIVE, interview with New York City based jazz bassist, composer, arranger, band leader and educator Boris Kozlov.
EPISODE NINETY-FIVE, interview with New York City based jazz bassist, composer, arranger, band leader and educator Boris Kozlov.
Episode Ninety-five is definitely not one you will want to miss.  Boris is not only a busy bass player, he is director of the Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, fronts his own trio and quartet, and has plays with Manhattan Transfer, and records on the Posi-Tone record label.  He has much to share with us about his experiences growing up in the Soviet Union, his musical service in the Soviet military and his wonderful insights about music and being a musicians.   
01:30:36
August 09, 2022
EPISODE NINETY-FOUR, interview with New York City based jazz flautist, composer, arranger and band leader Jamie Baum
EPISODE NINETY-FOUR, interview with New York City based jazz flautist, composer, arranger and band leader Jamie Baum
Jamie Baum is a powerhouse talent.  She is a creative composer/arranger and leads a number of bands.  She is also a monster jazz flute player.  We have a great discussion about jazz flute, music, the music business and the challenges of being an artist in the 21st century.  It is a great discussion you will not want to miss!!
01:51:24
August 02, 2022
EPISODE NINETY-THREE, interview with jazz trombonist, composer and educator Michael Dease
EPISODE NINETY-THREE, interview with jazz trombonist, composer and educator Michael Dease
Michael Dease is on the faculty at Michigan State University.  He also is an active performer and records on the Posi-Tone jazz label.  We have a great discussion about jazz and jazz education.  
01:16:09
July 26, 2022
EPISODE NINETY-TWO, interview with New York City based jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and educator Alex Wintz!
EPISODE NINETY-TWO, interview with New York City based jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and educator Alex Wintz!
Alex has played and recorded with a ton of great musicians and led some great sessions of his own.  He has great insights about jazz and the music profession to share.  You will not want to miss this episode!!!!
01:12:33
July 19, 2022
EPISODE NINETY-ONE, interview with Los Angeles based jazz drummer, composer, arranger and band leader Daniel Schnelle
EPISODE NINETY-ONE, interview with Los Angeles based jazz drummer, composer, arranger and band leader Daniel Schnelle
Daniel and I have a great discussion about the music scene in Los Angeles.  We also talk about his new album released in May entitled Shine Thru.  You will not want to miss this episode!!!!
01:42:32
July 12, 2022
EPISODE NINETY, interview with jazz pianist, composer and band leader Miki Yamanaka
EPISODE NINETY, interview with jazz pianist, composer and band leader Miki Yamanaka
Miki and I have a great conversation about her performing and recording career in New York City.  She is both a busy sideperson and leads her own groups as well.
01:02:30
July 05, 2022
EPISODE EIGHTY-NINE, interview with Toronto based Americana singer/songwriter Meredith Lazowski
EPISODE EIGHTY-NINE, interview with Toronto based Americana singer/songwriter Meredith Lazowski
Meredith just released a new album OTHER WAY HOME.  We have a great discussion about her new album and the music scene in Toronto!!  You will not want to miss this episode.
01:13:50
June 28, 2022
EPISODE EIGHTY-EIGHT, interview with Texas based singer/songwriter Angie Goeke
EPISODE EIGHTY-EIGHT, interview with Texas based singer/songwriter Angie Goeke
Angie's newest album is entitled IF I WERE HONEST.  The album is a collection of thought provoking songs about strength and overcoming life's obstacles and being as tough as "Whiskey in a Teacup!!"  You will not want to miss my interview with Angie.
01:34:09
June 21, 2022
EPISODE EIGHTY-SEVEN, interview with singer/songwriter Stacy Antonel
EPISODE EIGHTY-SEVEN, interview with singer/songwriter Stacy Antonel
Episode 87 is a "Special Edition" of THE MUSICAL UNIVERSE OF PROFESSOR HURST timed to coincide with the release of Stacy's new album Always The Outsider out TODAY!!!!   You will not want to miss my interview with Stacy and hear all about her new album!!!
01:06:59
June 17, 2022
EPISODE EIGHTY-SIX, interview with Candadian Blues singer and guitarist Sue Foley!
EPISODE EIGHTY-SIX, interview with Candadian Blues singer and guitarist Sue Foley!
Sue Foley is a 2022 Blues Foundation Award Winner, taking home both the Koko Taylor Award for traditional blues artist (female) and Traditional Blues album for her album Pinky's Blues Sue and I have a great talk about her new ablum, her career and the blues!!  You will not want to miss this episode!
55:41
June 14, 2022
EPISODE EIGHTY-FIVE, interview with jazz drummer and composer Jimmy Macbride
EPISODE EIGHTY-FIVE, interview with jazz drummer and composer Jimmy Macbride
Jimmy is a consummate professional having performed with many jazz musicians on recordings and live performances.  His insights into his artistic craft and profession are excellent advice to any aspiring professional musician.  
01:29:15
June 07, 2022
EPISODE EIGHTY-FOUR, interview with drummer, composer, band leader and film maker George Schuller
EPISODE EIGHTY-FOUR, interview with drummer, composer, band leader and film maker George Schuller
George and I have a wonderful discussion about music and about his films Music Inn: A Film Documentary, and The Modern Jazz Quartet: From Residency to Legacy.
01:32:56
May 31, 2022
EPISODE EIGHTY-THREE, interview with New York City based jazz pianist Art Hirahara
EPISODE EIGHTY-THREE, interview with New York City based jazz pianist Art Hirahara
Art's experience and insights into recording and playing live in New York add to a very interesting discussion about jazz, music pedagogy and being a jazz musician in the 21st century. 
01:14:46
May 24, 2022
EPISODE EIGHTY-TWO, interview with San Diego, California based Blues singer/songwriter and guitar player, Chickenbone Slim
EPISODE EIGHTY-TWO, interview with San Diego, California based Blues singer/songwriter and guitar player, Chickenbone Slim
Chickenbone and I have a great discussion of the blues, the music scene in Southern California (and beyond) and his newest album "Serve It To Me Hot!"
01:28:56
May 17, 2022
EPISODE EIGHTY-ONE, interview with New York City based jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and band leader Ken Fowser.
EPISODE EIGHTY-ONE, interview with New York City based jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and band leader Ken Fowser.
Ken has much to share with you in this episode.  He relays his work in the New York jazz scene both onstage and behind the scenes at Small's, the renowned jazz club in New York as well as other venues.  
01:23:15
May 10, 2022
EPISODE EIGHTY, interview with New York City based bassist, composer and band leader Peter Brendler
EPISODE EIGHTY, interview with New York City based bassist, composer and band leader Peter Brendler
Peter is a seasoned professional who offers a generous outpouring of insight about the professional music world.  We talk about his music, bands and what advice he would give someone seeking to become a professional musician.
01:12:26
May 10, 2022
EPISODE SEVENTY-NINE, interview with guitarist, singer/songwriter Erinn Peet Lukes.
EPISODE SEVENTY-NINE, interview with guitarist, singer/songwriter Erinn Peet Lukes.
Erinn has an interesting musical biography.  Although not part of her original musical journey, she discovered bluegrass music and delved in deeply.  She also has enthusiasm for pop/rock styles.  Her most recent recording done in Nashville is comprised of songs she wrote during the pandemic lock down and while recovering from vocal surgery.  Her music is vibrant, fun and listenable but also with depth.  
01:28:43
April 26, 2022
EPISODE SEVENTY-EIGHT, interview with Norfolk, Virginia based singer/songwriter Ivy Ryann.
EPISODE SEVENTY-EIGHT, interview with Norfolk, Virginia based singer/songwriter Ivy Ryann.
Ivy Ryann's songs delve into the deepest and darkest parts of human emotions.  She has a lot to say and provokes the listener to THiNK!!!  You will enjoy the conversation Ivy and I have about her songs, her songwriting craft and music in general.  Don't miss this episode!!!!
01:19:36
April 19, 2022
EPISODE SEVENTY-SEVEN, interview with Ft. Worth Texas based Americana singer/songwriter Jack Barksdale.
EPISODE SEVENTY-SEVEN, interview with Ft. Worth Texas based Americana singer/songwriter Jack Barksdale.
Jack Barksdale is an experienced, erudite and knowledgeable singer/songwriter.  The fact that he is fourteen years old blew me away.  You will enjoy the discussion Jack and I have, I know I did.   
01:12:41
April 12, 2022
EPISODE SEVENTY-SIX, inerview with jazz trumpet player and Director of Operations for the recording label Outside In Music, Alan Blanchard
EPISODE SEVENTY-SIX, inerview with jazz trumpet player and Director of Operations for the recording label Outside In Music, Alan Blanchard
Alan and I have a fantastic discussion about the recording industry and specifically as it relates to jazz music and musicians and most specifically as it relates to the label Outside In Music!!!!  
01:29:52
April 05, 2022
EPISODE SEVENTY-FIVE(!), interview with jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator Josh Lawrence!!!!
EPISODE SEVENTY-FIVE(!), interview with jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator Josh Lawrence!!!!
Josh is a fabulous artist.  We have a great discussion about music, jazz and education.  You will not want to miss this episode!!!
01:18:60
March 29, 2022
EPISODE SEVENTY-FOUR, interview with jazz saxophonist and educator Tom Tallitsch
EPISODE SEVENTY-FOUR, interview with jazz saxophonist and educator Tom Tallitsch
Tom has successfully recorded eleven albums.  He also performs regularly in Philadelphia and New York City.  Additionally Tom is a successful educator.  He shares his experiences of working with student on the autism spectrum.  
01:20:47
March 22, 2022
EPISODE SEVENTY-THREE, interview with Jazz Saxophonist, Composer, Band Leader, Activist and Educator Roxy Coss
EPISODE SEVENTY-THREE, interview with Jazz Saxophonist, Composer, Band Leader, Activist and Educator Roxy Coss
Roxy has a new album entitled "Disparate Parts" coming out March 25.  We talk a good deal about her new album and about jazz in general.  You will not want to miss this episode!!!
01:30:22
March 15, 2022
EPISODE SEVENTY-TWO, interview with jazz trumpet player and educator Russ Johnson.
EPISODE SEVENTY-TWO, interview with jazz trumpet player and educator Russ Johnson.
Russ is a Wisconsin replant after spending 23 years performing and recording in New York City.  Currently he is teaching at the University of Wisconsin Parkside and continuing his performing career in the greater Milwaukee and Chicago areas.  We have a great discussion about jazz, trumpet playing, jazz education and more.  You will not want to miss Episode 72!!!
01:26:00
March 08, 2022
EPISODE SEVENTY-ONE, interview with jazz vibraphonist, composer, arranger and educator Behn Gellice.
EPISODE SEVENTY-ONE, interview with jazz vibraphonist, composer, arranger and educator Behn Gellice.
Behn and I have an in depth discussion about jazz, and being a jazz musician in the 21st century.  He has great insights to offer those aspiring to become music professionals.  You will not want to miss this episode!!
01:31:38
March 01, 2022
EPISODE SEVENTY, interview with Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Speece of the band The Bergamot.
EPISODE SEVENTY, interview with Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Speece of the band The Bergamot.
The Bergamot, an American indie-folk-rock band is lead by husband and wife Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Spence.  Nathaniel and Jillian are very special people.  We had a wonderful visit just before Christmas.  This is an episode you will NOT WANT TO MISS!!!
01:25:27
February 22, 2022
EPISODE SIXTY-NINE, interview with jazz trumpet player and composer/arranger Farnell Newton
EPISODE SIXTY-NINE, interview with jazz trumpet player and composer/arranger Farnell Newton
Farnell Newton is a dynamic and artistic trumpet player from Portland, Oregon, although his work transcends to The East Coast, Europe and across the planet.  We have a wonderful discussion about jazz, trumpet playing and music making in the 21st century.  You will not want to miss this episode!!!
01:20:39
February 16, 2022
EPISODE SIXTY-EIGHT, interview with David Wimbish of the band The Collection
EPISODE SIXTY-EIGHT, interview with David Wimbish of the band The Collection
The Collection is a North Carolina based indie/pop band led by singer/songwriter David Wimbish.  David and I have a great discussion about American popular music, his creative process and the band The Collection.
01:03:41
February 08, 2022
EPISODE SIXTY-SEVEN, interview with Chicago based composer and performer Cassandra Kaczor
EPISODE SIXTY-SEVEN, interview with Chicago based composer and performer Cassandra Kaczor
Cassandra Kaczor is an interesting musical phenomenon.  One one hand she is an educated composer who writes contemporary art music.  She is also an energetic pop performer.  You will not want to miss our discussion of how these two worlds of music combine in her artistic endeavors.
01:07:34
February 01, 2022
EPISODE SIXTY-SIX, interview with Hanna Rae and Jameson Elder of the duo ELDR!!!
EPISODE SIXTY-SIX, interview with Hanna Rae and Jameson Elder of the duo ELDR!!!
Hanna and Jameson are true life love story.  A love for each other and a love of music.  You can hear it in their songs and will not want to miss this episode!!!
01:13:40
January 25, 2022
EPISODE SIXTY-FIVE, interview with piano pumping boogie-woogie and Rockabilly artist Veronica Lewis!!!
EPISODE SIXTY-FIVE, interview with piano pumping boogie-woogie and Rockabilly artist Veronica Lewis!!!
Veronica Lewis a YOUNG and up and coming artist on the Blues scene, having won several awards for her unique boogie-woogie, Rockabilly piano style and infectious vocals.  You will not want to miss Episode 65!!!
56:22
January 18, 2022
EPISODE SIXTY-FOUR, interview with Oakland California based singer/songwriter Claudia Combs Carty!
EPISODE SIXTY-FOUR, interview with Oakland California based singer/songwriter Claudia Combs Carty!
Claudia and I have a wonderful discussion about her new album that dropped in October and about her craft of songwriting.  My discovery composer of the week is Lawrence Ashmore.
01:21:25
January 11, 2022
EPISODE SIXTY-THREE, interview with Jana Ayers of the twin sister group Lavendine
EPISODE SIXTY-THREE, interview with Jana Ayers of the twin sister group Lavendine
Happy New Year!!!!!! Get to know about the Ayers sisters and their group Lavendine.  My discovery composer of the week is Johan Kalliwoda!!!
36:05
January 04, 2022
EPISODE SIXTY-TWO, interview with Singer/Songwriter Katie Callahan!!!
EPISODE SIXTY-TWO, interview with Singer/Songwriter Katie Callahan!!!
Now based in Nashville, Katie is a singer/songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland.  With a background in contemporary Christian music Katie, weaves a beautiful musical portrait on her newest album "The Water Comes Back."  We have a wonderful discussion about the music on her album and her songwriting craft!  
01:12:39
December 28, 2021
EPISODE SIXTY-ONE, interview with saxophonist and vocalist Suzanne Grzanna!
EPISODE SIXTY-ONE, interview with saxophonist and vocalist Suzanne Grzanna!
Suzanne Grzanna is Milwaukee's own saxophone diva!  She has many talents beyond the sax however and is also an accomplished vocalist, composer, arranger and producer.  She also works a great deal in film.  Suzanne has much to offer.  You will not want to miss this episode.
01:21:13
December 21, 2021
EPISODE SIXTY, interview with Blues singer/songwriter Lauren Anderson
EPISODE SIXTY, interview with Blues singer/songwriter Lauren Anderson
Lauren's new album Love on the Rocks has been doing very well.  She is a well educated, articulate and interesting artist who has a lot to say on the topics we discuss in this podcast.  You won't want to miss it!!!!
56:50
December 14, 2021
EPISODE FIFTY-NINE, interview with Nashville based pop singer/songwriter Hadley Kennary
EPISODE FIFTY-NINE, interview with Nashville based pop singer/songwriter Hadley Kennary
Hadley is a charming young woman.  We have an excellent discussion about music and her songwriting craft.  My discovery composer of the the week is Frank Bridge.
01:01:39
December 07, 2021
EPISODE FIFTY-EIGHT, interview with Duane Betts of the Allman Betts Band
EPISODE FIFTY-EIGHT, interview with Duane Betts of the Allman Betts Band
Duane Betts, son of Dickie Betts has teamed up with the offspring of other Allman Brothers Band members to form the Allman Betts Band.  Duane has had a multi decade career as a rock guitarist, singer and songwriter.  We have a GREAT discussion about the Allman Brothers Band, and the Allman Betts band as well as Duane's songwriting craft.  
54:05
November 30, 2021
EPISODE FIFTY-SEVEN, interview with retro soul and R and B duo Dwight + Nicole
EPISODE FIFTY-SEVEN, interview with retro soul and R and B duo Dwight + Nicole
Dwight + Nicole and I have a great discussion about music of the past and how it has informed their contemporary art of songwriting and performing.  My discovery composer of the week is Thomas Wiggins.
01:10:59
November 23, 2021
EPISODE FIFTY-SIX, interview with San Francisco based Singer/Songwriter Chesca.
EPISODE FIFTY-SIX, interview with San Francisco based Singer/Songwriter Chesca.
Chesca has a new album out called "Feel The Breeze."  We will be talking about her new album as well as her craft of songwriting.  My discovery composer of the week is Sir Donald Tovey.
53:01
November 16, 2021
EPISODE FIFTY-FIVE, interview with Libertyville, Illinois based singer songwriter Ike Reilly
EPISODE FIFTY-FIVE, interview with Libertyville, Illinois based singer songwriter Ike Reilly
Ike and I have a great discussion about his music and songwriting process.  My discovery composer of the week is French composer Albert Roussel.
01:18:17
November 09, 2021
EPISODE FIFTY-FOUR, interview with Singer/Songwriter Jonathan Paull Gertler
EPISODE FIFTY-FOUR, interview with Singer/Songwriter Jonathan Paull Gertler
Jonathan Paull Gertler is a former vascular surgeon who turned to music to express important and impactful meaning through his lyrics.  His music is a joy and you will enjoy learning more about his music.  My discovery composer of the week is John Abraham Fisher.
01:12:44
November 02, 2021
EPISODE FIFTY-THREE interview with New York City based composer/arranger/big band leader Migiwa "Miggy" Miyajima
EPISODE FIFTY-THREE interview with New York City based composer/arranger/big band leader Migiwa "Miggy" Miyajima
Miggy's story is a very interesting one.  She came from Japan to New York and connected with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and helped produce two of their Grammy nominated albums.  She has continued with composing, arranging and leading her own 17 piece jazz big band.  
01:23:18
October 26, 2021
EPISODE FIFTY-TWO, interview with Austin, Texas and Nashville based Singer/Songwriter Grace Womack!!!
EPISODE FIFTY-TWO, interview with Austin, Texas and Nashville based Singer/Songwriter Grace Womack!!!
Grace and I talk about her new EP "Yellow Cowboy Hat," her creative process and songwriting in general.  My discovery composer of the week is Karol Szymanowsky.
59:43
October 19, 2021
EPISODE FIFTY-ONE, interview with Ottawa, Ontario based Singer/Songwriter Lynne Hanson
EPISODE FIFTY-ONE, interview with Ottawa, Ontario based Singer/Songwriter Lynne Hanson
Lynne and I will talk about her newest music, her creative process and the music scene in her part of Canada.   My discovery composer of the week is contemporary Icelandic composer Hildur Guonadottir.
01:06:16
October 12, 2021
EPISODE FIFTY, interview with Singer/Songwriter Roger Street Friedman
EPISODE FIFTY, interview with Singer/Songwriter Roger Street Friedman
Roger Street Friedman is a Long Island, New York based Singer/songwriter.  We talk about his recently released EP, his creative process and music in general.  
01:17:57
October 07, 2021
EPISODE FORTY-NINE, interview with Los Angeles based Blues Singer/Songwriter Deb Ryder
EPISODE FORTY-NINE, interview with Los Angeles based Blues Singer/Songwriter Deb Ryder
Deb Ryder's life is in itself a history of the Blues and R and B in Los Angeles.  Her father was the owner of a blues club and Deb walked and talked and kicked off the band for the likes of Big Joe Turner as well as other luminaries in the Blues and R and B.  We discuss her new album Memphis at Midnight as well as other topics on Blues and Music!!!!
01:12:52
October 06, 2021
EPISODE FORTY-EIGHT, interview with Matthew Stubbs of the Boston based Blues Band GA-20
EPISODE FORTY-EIGHT, interview with Matthew Stubbs of the Boston based Blues Band GA-20
Matthew and I will talk about the band GA-20, Hound Dog Taylor and the Blues in general as a style of music.  You won't want to miss this excellent episode!!!
48:37
September 21, 2021
EPISDE FORTY-SEVEN, interview with Buffalo, New York Based Blues singer Patty Parks
EPISDE FORTY-SEVEN, interview with Buffalo, New York Based Blues singer Patty Parks
Patty has a new album out "Whole 'Nother World" recorded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and produced by Blues icon Kenny Neal.  We talk about her new album and her Nurse'n Blues program that has garnered her much recognition!!!
01:16:30
September 14, 2021
EPISODE FORTY-SIX, interview with New York City based bassist, composer/arranger and band leader Gregg August
EPISODE FORTY-SIX, interview with New York City based bassist, composer/arranger and band leader Gregg August
Gregg and I have a wonderful discussion about working in New York as a professional musician and band leader.  Greg plays music in both Classical and Jazz genres and is in high demand as a bassist.  He also fronts his own jazz orchestra and has done Grammy nominated composing, arranging and recording production.
01:27:20
September 07, 2021
EPISODE FORTY-FIVE, interview with New York City based bass trombone leader and band leader Jennifer Wharton
EPISODE FORTY-FIVE, interview with New York City based bass trombone leader and band leader Jennifer Wharton
Jennifer Wharton a veteran of Broadway pit orchestras is also the leader of the four trombone band Bonegasm.  We have a great discussion about the trombone, her band and her work as a Broadway pit musician.  She shares great insight and information about being a professional musician in New York City.
01:25:56
August 31, 2021
EPISODE FORTY-FOUR, interview with jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader Jen Allen
EPISODE FORTY-FOUR, interview with jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader Jen Allen
Jen Allen is an educator, composer/arranger and band leader working in New York City.  We have a great discussion about jazz piano, composition and writing for the jazz combo and big band.  She also provides some excellent advice for young aspiring musicians!!
56:16
August 24, 2021
EPISODE FORTY-THREE, interview with singer/songwriter Diana Jones
EPISODE FORTY-THREE, interview with singer/songwriter Diana Jones
Singer/songwriter Diana Jones and I will discuss her new album Song for a Refugee as well as her creative process and her work aiding dispossessed people.
01:17:07
August 17, 2021
EPISODE FORTY-TWO, interview with Los Angeles based studio musician and baritone saxophonist Terry Landry
EPISODE FORTY-TWO, interview with Los Angeles based studio musician and baritone saxophonist Terry Landry
Terry and I discuss his illustrious career playing on recording sessions with Grammy winning artists, the studio musician experience and touring with major Latin musical acts.
01:37:54
August 10, 2021
EPISODE FORTY-ONE, Interview with North Carolina based Singer/Songwriter Myles Travitz
EPISODE FORTY-ONE, Interview with North Carolina based Singer/Songwriter Myles Travitz
Myles and I talk about his new EP just released in July, his creative and songwriting process and music making in general. My discovery composer of the week is 16th century Spanish music theorist and compose Diego Ortiz.
01:08:15
August 03, 2021
EPISODE FORTY, interview with Nashville based Americana/Country singer/songwriter Ro Myra
EPISODE FORTY, interview with Nashville based Americana/Country singer/songwriter Ro Myra
Ro and I talk about her new album Nowhere, Nebraska  due to be released in a few days on August 6, 2021!!!!
01:50:40
July 27, 2021
EPISODE THIRTY-NINE, interview with Milwaukee based drummer extrordinaire Dave Bayles!
EPISODE THIRTY-NINE, interview with Milwaukee based drummer extrordinaire Dave Bayles!
Dave and I talk about jazz drumming, teaching and his fantastic career as a professional drummer and percussion educator in the greater Milwaukee area.  My discovery composer of the week is Mason Bates!
01:36:12
July 20, 2021
EPISODE THIRTY-EIGHT, interview with Vancouver, B.C. based veteran blues singer and harp player Harpdog Brown!!
EPISODE THIRTY-EIGHT, interview with Vancouver, B.C. based veteran blues singer and harp player Harpdog Brown!!
Harpdog and I discuss the live music business, particularly in Western Canada.  Harpdog imparts some wise ideas about the decline in live music and the rise in technology even before the COVID 19 pandemic.  We talk about the Blues and about what he has done recently with his 2019 album For Love And Money and what he is doing currently with his online series on his website called "In The Dog House."   My discovery composer of the week is Girolamo Fantini, and important early Baroque trumpet player and author.
01:31:39
July 13, 2021
EPISODE THIRTY-SEVEN, interview with New York based composer/arranger and leader of Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Big Band
EPISODE THIRTY-SEVEN, interview with New York based composer/arranger and leader of Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Big Band
Darcy and I have a GREAT discussion about creativity, music, writing for big band and his production work on other band leaders' big band recordings.  My discovery composer of the week isn't a Renaissance, Baroque or any kind of composer named Fontana, but rather the legendary jazz trombonist, Carl Fontana!!!!
01:34:38
July 06, 2021
EPISODE THIRTY-SIX, interview with Brown University Professor and Rapper Malik Boykin/Malik Starx
EPISODE THIRTY-SIX, interview with Brown University Professor and Rapper Malik Boykin/Malik Starx
Dr. Boykin and I discuss his research focusing on inter-group relations, hierarchy, prejudice, mentorship, and racial identity. More specifically his research lab investigates preferences for group inequality and perceptions of group inequality.  As rapper Malik Starx, Dr. Boykin is globally-traveled and well-respected with an artistry that highlights music’s ability to motivate discourse, inspire research, and promote joy. He has a forthcoming EP, entitled Higher Science.
01:14:26
June 29, 2021
EPISODE THIRTY-FIVE, interview with Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, star of musical theater, movies and television, Sara Niemietz!!
EPISODE THIRTY-FIVE, interview with Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, star of musical theater, movies and television, Sara Niemietz!!
Sara and I talk about her wonderful career on the Broadway stage, movies and television but focus on her album twentytwenty and her new single Good X 3.  My discovery composer of the week will be Polish pianist and composer Julian Fontana (1810 - 1865)!!!!!
47:39
June 22, 2021
EPISODE THIRTY-FOUR, interview with Decatur, Illinois based singer/songwriter Ashley Riley
EPISODE THIRTY-FOUR, interview with Decatur, Illinois based singer/songwriter Ashley Riley
In this episode Ashley and I focus on her new album coming out in just hours on June 18.  We also talk about her songwriting process, her inspirations and what message she is passing to us in her songs.  My discovery composer of the week is Fabrizio Fontana (c. 1620 - 1695)!!
01:14:35
June 15, 2021
EPISODE THIRTY-THREE, interview with New York City based big band leader, composer and an arranger Jihye Lee
EPISODE THIRTY-THREE, interview with New York City based big band leader, composer and an arranger Jihye Lee
Jihye and I discuss the challenges of running a big band today both pre and during COVID.  We also discuss the art of the big band, big band arranging and her thoughts on the future of jazz big bands.
01:14:17
June 08, 2021
EPISODE THIRTY-TWO, interview with Minneapolis based singer/songwriter Dan Rodriguez
EPISODE THIRTY-TWO, interview with Minneapolis based singer/songwriter Dan Rodriguez
Dan and I talk about his new single "Passenger" just released on May 14, 2021, his creative process and a number of his other songs recorded during what Dan calls his "Quarantine Sessions."
55:21
June 01, 2021
EPISODE THIRTY-ONE, interview with Thunder Bay, Ontario based Blues singer/songwriter and pianist Sunday Wilde
EPISODE THIRTY-ONE, interview with Thunder Bay, Ontario based Blues singer/songwriter and pianist Sunday Wilde
Sunday and I will be talking about her creative approach and her new album burning up the charts, Peace in Trouble.
01:14:14
May 25, 2021
EPISODE THIRTY, interview with jazz vocalist, trombonist, and songwriter Aubrey Logan
EPISODE THIRTY, interview with jazz vocalist, trombonist, and songwriter Aubrey Logan
Aubrey and I will be discussing her creative process and focus especially on her new album STANDARD due out May 21, 2021!!!!!!
01:06:27
May 18, 2021
EPISODE TWENTY-NINE, interview with Kate Coleman singer/songwriter and lead singer of the band Run Katie Run
EPISODE TWENTY-NINE, interview with Kate Coleman singer/songwriter and lead singer of the band Run Katie Run
Kate and I discuss the development of the band Run Katie Run, her creative process and songs from the bands new EP!!
01:11:11
May 11, 2021
EPISODE TWETY-EIGHT, interview with singer songwrighter Vanessa Peters
EPISODE TWETY-EIGHT, interview with singer songwrighter Vanessa Peters
Vanessa and I discuss her newest album and compare audiences in Europe with those in the United States.  We also delve into her creative process and the artistic mechanics of her band.
59:59
May 04, 2021
EPISODE TWENTY-SEVEN, inteview with Jon Tyler Wiley of Jon Tyler Wiley and His Virginia Choir
EPISODE TWENTY-SEVEN, inteview with Jon Tyler Wiley of Jon Tyler Wiley and His Virginia Choir
Jon and I discuss his group Jon Tyler Wiley and His Virginia Choir, his latest single "Strong" as well as the band's transformation of the Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Woman" into a real country song, as well as other of the band's recordings.  We will also plunge into Jon's songwriting and creative process.  My discovery composer of the week is late Renaissance/early Baroque composer Tarquinio Merula.
01:24:54
April 27, 2021
EPISODE TWENTY-SIX, interview with Memphis based, award winning blues singer/songwriter and harmonica player John Nemeth
EPISODE TWENTY-SIX, interview with Memphis based, award winning blues singer/songwriter and harmonica player John Nemeth
We will be discussing John's take on the blues, his songwriting and creative process and his successful career.  My discovery composer of the week will be Wisconsin born Michael Torke
01:17:54
April 20, 2021
EPISODE TWENTY-FIVE, interview with Utica, Nebraska based singer/songwriter Hope Dunbar
EPISODE TWENTY-FIVE, interview with Utica, Nebraska based singer/songwriter Hope Dunbar
We will be talking about Hope's new album Sweetheartland and her craft of songwriting.
01:10:08
April 13, 2021
EPISODE TWENTY-FOUR, interview with Atlanta Georgia based Americana/folk singer/songwriter Melody Duncan
EPISODE TWENTY-FOUR, interview with Atlanta Georgia based Americana/folk singer/songwriter Melody Duncan
We discuss Melody's career as a musician and as a singer songwriter as well as her new album Wolf Song!!
52:19
April 06, 2021
EPISODE TWENTY-THREE, interview with New York City based alt/indie/pop singer/songwriter Leo Sawikin
EPISODE TWENTY-THREE, interview with New York City based alt/indie/pop singer/songwriter Leo Sawikin
Leo and I will be discussing his newest recordings, his songwriting and the new directions he is taking in his musical life.
49:30
March 30, 2021
EPISODE TWENTY-TWO, interview with Country Singer/Songwriter Casey Ahern
EPISODE TWENTY-TWO, interview with Country Singer/Songwriter Casey Ahern
Episode 22 includes an interview with up and coming Country Singer/Songwriter Casey Ahern.  We talk about her creative process in songwriting and about her new single released March 5th, "Bradley."  My composer of the week is Renaissance/Reformation master Ludwig Senfl.
37:38
March 23, 2021
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE, interview with Milwaukee based jazz pianist, author and educator Mark Davis
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE, interview with Milwaukee based jazz pianist, author and educator Mark Davis
We will discuss Mark's creative process, his band We Six and their new release, The Milwaukee Jazz Institute and his books on learning to be a jazz pianist.
01:30:29
March 16, 2021
EPISODE TWENTY, interview with New York City based trombonist, big band leader, composer, arranger and educator Alan Ferber
EPISODE TWENTY, interview with New York City based trombonist, big band leader, composer, arranger and educator Alan Ferber
We will discuss the many facets of Alan's career including his composing and arranging for large jazz ensemble, and his teaching at New York University.  My discovery composer of the week is Brazilian born contemporary composer Clarice Assad.
01:17:17
March 09, 2021
EPISODE NINETEEN, interview with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based Blues singer Miss Freddye
EPISODE NINETEEN, interview with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based Blues singer Miss Freddye
Recorded January 4, 2021, Episode nineteen includes an interview with Pittsburgh based Blues singer Miss Freddy Stover.  We talk about the Blues scene in Pittsburgh, her career in music, her creative process and her new single "Wade In The Water." 
45:17
March 02, 2021
EPISODE EIGHTEEN, interview with Milwaukee based trumpet player and music entreprenuer Matt Antoniewicz.
EPISODE EIGHTEEN, interview with Milwaukee based trumpet player and music entreprenuer Matt Antoniewicz.
Our discussion will include Matt's career as a trumpet player and musical entreprenuer in the greater Milwaukee area.  Will discuss his booking and management agencies, and his work promoting live music.
45:16
February 23, 2021
EPISODE SEVENTEEN, interview with Milwaukee based Blues Harmonica player and music entreprenuer, David "Harmonica" Miller
EPISODE SEVENTEEN, interview with Milwaukee based Blues Harmonica player and music entreprenuer, David "Harmonica" Miller
David and I discuss The Wisconsin Blues Harmonica Festival, Jazz Unlimited Milwaukee, his career as a blues harmonica player, his album and more!!!
52:29
February 16, 2021
EPISODE SIXTEEN, interview with Milwaukee music entreprenuer Michael Grassman
EPISODE SIXTEEN, interview with Milwaukee music entreprenuer Michael Grassman
In this episode I talk with music entreprenuer Michael Grassman about his professional performing, teaching and his business Sound Check Entertainment and Studios.
53:55
February 09, 2021
EPISODE FIFTEEN, interview with Milwaukee area based singer/songwriter, teacher, artist and entreprenuer Barbara Stephan
EPISODE FIFTEEN, interview with Milwaukee area based singer/songwriter, teacher, artist and entreprenuer Barbara Stephan
Barbara Stephan is a Milwaukee area singer/songwriter, teacher, artist and entreprenuer.   
01:07:25
February 02, 2021
EPISODE FOURTEEN, interview with Milwaukee music entrepreneur Allison Emm
EPISODE FOURTEEN, interview with Milwaukee music entrepreneur Allison Emm
Allison and I talk about her various ventures in music including Wisconsin Music Ventures, Allison's Music Hustle and other ways she is working to promote music and musicians in the greater Milwaukee area
45:53
January 26, 2021
EPISODE THIRTEEN, interview with Nashville based Country Singer/Songwriter George Shingleton
EPISODE THIRTEEN, interview with Nashville based Country Singer/Songwriter George Shingleton
Today's episode will feature an interview with George Shingleton.  We will talk about his music, his creative process and his new album, "Out All Nighter."  My discovery composer of the week will be German American composer Ingolf Dahl
54:17
January 19, 2021
EPISODE TWELVE, continuation of interview with Dr. Mike Pauers
EPISODE TWELVE, continuation of interview with Dr. Mike Pauers
Part two of our discussion delves more in depth with some of the bands Mike has played including Clamnation, De La Buena, Dr. Science and the Milwaukee Symphony Pops
50:00
January 12, 2021
EPISODE ELEVEN, interview with Dr. Michael Pauers
EPISODE ELEVEN, interview with Dr. Michael Pauers
Episode Eleven includes an interview with Dr. Michael Pauers a Biology Professor and Colleague of mine at The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee at Waukesha.  In addition to being an avid Icthyologist (he is very into fish!) Mike is also an accomplished jazz baritone saxophonist and is widely recognized in the greater Milwaukee area from his musical endeavors.  We will talk about networking in the music business, and the various bands he has been associated.
45:53
January 05, 2021
EPISODE TEN, Interview with New York City based bandleader, composer/arranger and drummer Dan Pugach
EPISODE TEN, Interview with New York City based bandleader, composer/arranger and drummer Dan Pugach
Dan and I will be talking about his career as a big band leader in New York as well as creative process in composing and arranging for his group The Dan Pugach Nonnette.
52:32
December 29, 2020
EPISODE NINE, interview with Boston based blues guitarist and singer Erin Harpe
EPISODE NINE, interview with Boston based blues guitarist and singer Erin Harpe
Episode NIne will include an interview with Erin Harpe.  We will talk about the Blues scene in Boston, her career as a musician and focus on her new album "Meet Me in the Middle."
33:59
December 22, 2020
EPISOSE EIGHT, interview with Frank Greene, lead trumpet player with the Count Basie band
EPISOSE EIGHT, interview with Frank Greene, lead trumpet player with the Count Basie band
Today's interview will be with one of the most in demand lead trumpet players in the United States.  Frank Greene is currently the lead trumpet player with the Count Basie Band and formerly was a member of Paul Schaffer and The World's Most Dangerous Band on Late Night With David Letterman.  Frank also toured with the Maynard Ferguson Big Band and has played on Grammy nominated albums with Christian McBride and Gerald Wilson.
49:07
December 15, 2020
EPISODE SEVEN, interview with Gina Sicilia, Nashville based Soul, R and B and Blues Singer Songwriter
EPISODE SEVEN, interview with Gina Sicilia, Nashville based Soul, R and B and Blues Singer Songwriter
Our interview will include discussion of Gina's new single "Unrequited Love" as well as her creative songwriting process and her plans once it is again safe to tour after the pandemic.
27:16
December 08, 2020
EPISODE SIX, interview with Dr. Bob Lark Chicago based Jazz trumpet player, big band leader and jazz educator
EPISODE SIX, interview with Dr. Bob Lark Chicago based Jazz trumpet player, big band leader and jazz educator
Episode 6 will include an interview with Dr. Bob Lark, director of the Jazz Studies Program at DePaul University in Chicago.  Dr. Lark is also an accomplished jazz trumpet player and big band leader and arranger with several recordings to his credit.  We will be discussing the Jazz scene in Chicago prior to COVID 19 and what current recordings and projects Dr. Lark is engaged.  My discovery composer of the week is Paul Wranitzky a highly respected contemporary of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven although overshadowed by them in the amber of neglect.  I hope to lead you to discover music by this neglected master.
52:12
December 01, 2020
EPISODE FIVE, interview with California based Country Singer/Songwriter Victoria Bailey
EPISODE FIVE, interview with California based Country Singer/Songwriter Victoria Bailey
This podcast includes my interview with Country Singer Songwriter Victoria Bailey.  We will be discussing her newest recordings including her album "Jesus, Red Wine and Patsy Cline," her new single for the Christmas holidays, "Christmas Must Be Tonight," and her cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Hungry Heart!" 
26:59
November 24, 2020
EPISODE FOUR, interview with Milwaukee Based Jazz Trumpet Player and Jazz Educator Eric Jacobson
EPISODE FOUR, interview with Milwaukee Based Jazz Trumpet Player and Jazz Educator Eric Jacobson
In this episode I talk with Milwaukee based jazz trumpet player and educator Eric Jacobson.  Eric talks about the Milwaukee Jazz Scene pre COVID 19, The Milwaukee Jazz Institute and his New Book! 
32:07
November 17, 2020
EPISODE THREE, interview with jazz pianist/organist T.W. Sample
EPISODE THREE, interview with jazz pianist/organist T.W. Sample
This podcast includes my interview with T.W. Sample, an East Coast based pianist and organist.  We talk about his work and newest recording Situational Awareness.  Also my discovery composer of the week!!
34:58
November 10, 2020
EPISODE TWO, interview with jazz pianist Roberto Magris
EPISODE TWO, interview with jazz pianist Roberto Magris
Episode Two will consist of an interview with Jazz Pianist Roberto Magris and discussion of his new 2 CD release SUITE!.  Additionally, the new composer discovery this week will be Julius Klengel.
21:37
November 03, 2020
Episode ONE, interview with Blues Guitarist Alex Smith
Episode ONE, interview with Blues Guitarist Alex Smith
Today's episode includes an interview with blues guitarist Alex Smith, and discussion of my discovery composer Nicholas Ludford.
25:13
October 27, 2020