We apologize for the archived show quality- Blogtalkradio.com was experiencing technical difficulties which prevented us from talking to callers because our switchboard was not operating correctly. On this special 90-minute show, Grammy nominated vocalist and scat singer extraordinare Janet Lawson was our guest! Janet Lawson is widely recognized for her impeccable musicianship and free-spirited, swinging improvisation. Her commitment to improvisation, the essence of jazz, and her later studies with tenor sax master Warne Marsh nourished her conception of the voice as an instrument. She has appeared with, among other jazz greats, Duke Ellington, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Newman, Barney Kessel, Milt Hinton, Ron Carter, Barry Harris, Dave Liebman, David and Lida Baker, Rufus Reid, Clark Terry, Billy Hart, Eddie Jefferson, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins and Bob Dorough. Janet is co-founder of the Vocal Jazz program at The New School in NYC, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. Lawson is also a member of the performing faculty of The International Music Camp for Young Latvian Musicians in Latvia. The vocal jazz degree programs she developed as a result of that association are now offered throughout Latvia. Her album, The Janet Lawson Quintet, earned her a Grammy nomination. (The winner of the Grammy in the same category that year was Ella Fitzgerald!) She also appeared on Eddie Jefferson's album, "The Main Man." To learn more about Janet, visit her website janetlawsonscats.com
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