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Posts from the ‘Q&A’ Category

11
Oct

Q&A: Chris Conner

When I was in high school, I worked nearly every weekend for my neighbor Dan doing a variety of household jobs like painting and landscaping. Although I made a few bucks, the bigger payout was hanging out with Dan every Saturday. We were certainly an odd couple – me at 15 and he in his late 50‘s – and he was a real character. What I loved about him was that he had a crude sense of humor and liked meaty Italian deli sandwiches and beer, but he also just loved jazz especially big band and cool 1950‘s stuff. Read moreRead more

13
Sep

Q&A: Les McCann

From the first time I heard the song “Compared To What,” I fell in love with the piano playing and singing of Les McCann. His bold, soulful and groovy style just feels good. Whether he is playing the keyboards or singing, Les always delivers a creative musical expression guaranteed to get your fingers snappin’, foot tappin’ and your booty shakin’. Read moreRead more

18
Aug

Q&A: Branford Marsalis

Celebrated and versatile saxophonist and jazz personality Branford Marsalis always delivers an impact filled musical statement. Whether he is performing solo or leading his stellar quartet, playing with Sting or doing a hip-hop thing, Branford is on a very short list of artists who can authentically adapt his musical voice and bring a jazz sensibility to any context. Read moreRead more

3
Aug

Q&A: Jean-Luc Ponty

I have started a new daily routine in my office by blindly selecting a CD from the over filled shelves to listen to throughout the day. Yesterday, I selected a 2-CD set from violinist Jean-Luc Ponty titled Le Voyage-The Jean-Luc Ponty Anthology Read moreRead more