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If you remember the multi-talented Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn from the first interview that we did, you know what FUN we had! Tuesday, May 21st, promises more of same. But we also might hit a nerve. You would think that the subject of "Women in Jazz" wouldn't be a big deal in 2013, but there are many who would rather not discuss it. Janice and I relish that idea :) My co-host for the day is the director and producer of a fantastic documentary called, "...But Can She Play?" In it, wondrous women on instruments are featured - and their stories are told.
We'll have more of those tales when we hear from three (at least!) formidable talents on the Jazz scene.. One of the most visible musicians in Contemporary Jazz, Gail Jhonson, joins us! Her keyboard wizardry has caught the ears of an international audience - and her CD, "Herstory", writes another chapter in the evolution of strong female composition. The creation of "Jazz in Pink" is another testimony to this woman's creativity.
Grace Kelly just turned 21, but she has lived music more than most twice her age! Adept at saxophone, she has spun heads with her expertise and vision. Concerts don't lie - you can hear the maturity in her playing via "Live at Sculler's." Grace was a recent guest on the show - and is excited to be able to participate again, especially since she is featured in Janice's film!
In it as well is Hailey Niswanger, also a saxophonist of rare maturity, inspired by John Coltrane. Hailey has worked closely with Esperanza Spalding and a myriad of household names. She has been recognized by Berklee as someone special - an educator as well as performer. One listen to "Confeddie" and "The Keeper" and you'll hear HOW special!
The fun starts at ONE p.m. Eastern!
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