NYU Jazz Interview Series:  George Garzone

NYU Jazz Interview Series: George Garzone

October 19, 2010 Off By The Jazz Messenger

I’ve known George since 1984 when I was one of his students standing on an endless line of saxophonists descending on his teaching studio. At that time, I would have never have considered that over twenty years later, George would be teaching for me as a member of my NYU Jazz faculty. With that being said, interviewing George was like interviewing my long lost brother. I was already familiar with his gig stories and I even edited a Ph.D. dissertation on his musical process, so he knew I was out to dig a bit deeper in this session. What makes an interview interesting is forcing the interviewee into unchartered territories. During the session, I tried to dig deeper as you can see by a few raise eyebrows by George. I may have succeeded. Check it out.

– Dave Schroeder, NYU Jazz Interview Series Host

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Produced by NYU Jazz Studies Dept. and Jazz Online and in association with Barnes & Noble, The NYU Steinhardt Jazz Series features interviews with the jazz greats. The series is hosted by Dave Schroeder, Director of Jazz Studies at NYU Steinhardt.


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