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19
Oct

NYU Jazz Interview Series: George Garzone

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. Read moreRead more

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

6
Oct

Miles Davis Podcast: Easy Mo Bee

Miles Davis’ Doo-Bop came out in June 1992 and it was the first project marketed on the original Jazz Online bulletin board system. (I guess I’m dating myself.) Warner Bros. Jazz was our first official client and it was an honor to work the final studio recording by Miles Davis. Looking back to that time, Doo-Bop marked the beginning and end of a couple of things in jazz. Read moreRead more

5
Oct

NYU Jazz Interview Series: Gil Goldstein

Bruce Gilbert Goldstein has been teaching for me for several years now and is the perfect compliment to the NYU Steinhardt faculty. I first met Gil at a Joe Lovano performance where Gil was playing accordion in the band. Read moreRead more