• 00:30

    Live| Jazz @ Lincoln Center - Ron Westray

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    Ron Westray -Live at Jazz at The Lincoln Center!  Ron talks about his latest CD Jimi Jazz, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix http://www.bluecanoerecords.com/jimi-jazz.html

    One of the most highly regarded trombonist of his generation, Ron Westray continues to expand upon the legacy set before him with his CD releases, "Jimi Jazz",  "Live From Austin" and "Medical Cures For The Chromatic Commands Of The Inner City".

    Professor Ron Westray’s professional contributions encompass a stunning list of achievements in the areas of performance, composition, recording, and publishing. Since the early nineties he has performed as trombonist or lead trombonist with the most prestigious jazz ensembles in the world, including the Mingus Big Band, New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Wynton Marsalis Septet, Irving Mayfield, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and the Marcus Roberts Ensemble, in hundreds of performances around the globe. 

  • 01:37

    Trombonist Stan Wilkerson is in a class by himself.....

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    Trombonist Stan Wilkerson is equally comfortable performing in a variety of musical mediums.He continues to solidify his place alongside some of the great of our time.
    Stan has had the privilege performing with Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and more. 
    Join the Jazz conversation with your Host Ms, Bridgette aka the Coffee Lady

  • 00:41

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

      Join me on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 10:00am, when I interview Reginald Cyntje a jazz trombonist, educator and activist.  Reginald wants to spread love, peace and social justice through his music.  He was born on the island of Dominica and raised in St. Thomas, United States, Virgin Island. His music is a mix of his cultural heritage with Black American Music.  Reginald resides in Washington, D.C., although he has traveled throughout the world performing with many great musicians.  Jazz Notes keeping jazz alive!


  • 02:58

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Natalie Cressman!

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    It would stand to reason that Natalie Cressman would emerge - EARLY in life - as the profound talent that she has become.  And is becoming.  Both of those.  Her Mother is the exquisite vocalist, Sandy Cressman, who heard the call of Brazil in her heart and pursued those musical traditions with a passion that carried over to her daughter (who is an equal opportunity embracer!)  Dad, Jim, is a much in-demand recording engineer who has had beautiful associations with many artists - in his studio capacity and also as a trombonist.

    Which brings us to the subject of a young woman who learned a multitude of genres as a child - who also learned to play the trombone like Dad - and sing from the influence of Mom.  Who fell in love with words and style and creativity.  Here's someone who recognized ALL of that in one 18 year-old rarity: Trey Anastasio from Phish.  He was blown away by the maturity of Natalie at that age - a wisdom in her approach and freshness of sound that persuaded him to ask her to join his musical entourage.  You can hear echoes of his mentoring in Natalie's second CD, "Turn the Sea."  But make no mistake - it has the stamp of a VERY special singer/songwriter/trombonist on it.  And here's why..

    Natalie, already head-full of eclectic musical tastes in high school, had an injury that sidelined her ballet aspirations.  She then turned her focus to the work that Mom and Dad had enjoyed all her life - and she dived into the waters of education at the Manhattan School of Music.  With the full support of her family, she explored those waters and played Salsa, Latin Jazz (Pete Escovedo), World with the respected Peter Apfelbaum, and established an ongoing career relationship with Trey - as well as Nicholas Payton and Wycliffe Gordon.

    In bloom and on fire, Natalie Cressman WILL be heard!  You'll fall in love with what YOU hear. Promise!

  • 00:26


    in Lifestyle

    SPECIAL SURPRISE  - LIVE VOCALS! JOIN US Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:30pm EST 

    Join us in learning more about the history of jazz!   Did you know that jazz was born in the United States? Did you know that the drum set was invented by jazz musicians?

    Did you know that the word "cool" and "hip" were originally jazz terms? Tonight we are learning more about the history of jazz from its birth in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the music we hear on the radio today.   


    Trombonist J. J. Johnson said, "Jazz is restless. It won't stay put and it never will"

  • 01:32


    in Entertainment

    Henry himself is perhaps best recognized around the world as the sweet toned trombonist featured in the Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins’ band, The Barbecue Swingers.  He has also recorded and played with the Dirty Dozen, Treme and New Birth Brass Bands. He has imparted his fiery melodies on stages everywhere from New Orleans neighborhood barrooms to far away festivals before hundreds of thousands in Canada, Japan Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Spain and Thailand and command performances for the ambassadors of Senegal, Morocco, Egypt and Kuwait. Henry has been leading his own band for over 20 years.  Like so many other eager young musicians in the Crescent City, he hung around older musicians to build his skills and develop his style.  In 1985, the legendary musician, Anthony “Tuba Fats” Lacen, encouraged the 10-year-old prodigy, suggesting he put a band together. The Lil’ Rascals Brass Band has been together now for 26 years, still challenging second liners and rival bands with its hot beats.  The ensemble has released two fine, very diverse albums. Since 2008, Henry has been touring with Galactic and has recorded 3 albums with them.In 2011, Henry started a new venture, establishing the Treme Funktet. It’s a funky sextet that’s comfortable moving from jazz to R&B and hip-hop, with an occasional visit to the second-line brass band style. In 2012 Henry won a Grammy Winner with the Rebirth Brass Band for the album Rebirth of New Orleans in the Best Regional Roots Category.  Now working on his solo album, Corey Henry plans to pay tribute to all the veteran New Orleans musicians from whom he learned his craft, absorbing all they had to offer.  

  • 03:00

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Kevin Eubanks!

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    You know that I'm about to say good things about a fellow Philadelphian, right? Hey, when it comes to Kevin Eubanks - ALL good is in order :)

    This superb guitarist, composer, teacher and bandleader comes by his musicality naturally.  Mom was a Gospel and Classical pianist and organist. Uncle Ray Bryant, a pianist whose focus was Jazz.  Older brother, Robin, is a trombonist.  Young brother, Duane, plays trumpet.  Actually, Kevin played trumpet, too - and violin - along with piano - before falling in love with guitar. He joined a list of amazing alumni at The Settlement Music School in Philly (Albert Einstein, Stanley Clarke, Bacon Brothers) - then attended Berklee (who awarded him an honorary doctorate).  Our guest's move to New York after college proved fruitful - an understatement.  Kevin found work with Art Blakey, Roy Haynes and Slide Hampton - among others.  And he formed his own quartet, with opportunities to fly over the world, sponsored by the U.S. State Department.  

    Naturally, you might know him best in the very high profile position that he had from 1995 to 2010 - as guitarist, then leader of "The Tonight Show" band, replacing Branford Marsalis.  

    What you may NOT know: Kevin has appeared on over 100 albums, his first recording as leader was in 1983 (age 25), he has more than 20 projects to his name, and he was named "World's Sexiest Vegetarian Man" in 2007. Oh, we'll definitely talk about that during the interview ;)

    "The Messenger" is Kevin's latest work (2012) - and it's full of the honesty that he cultivates with each passing project. With all but two compositions original.  And what he does to John Coltrane's "Resolution" alone is worth the price of the CD!   We're having this chat on 3/18 in time for his Blues Alley events this week - please join us for 3rd hour conversation!

  • 01:23

    Bob McChesney (Trombonist) BEST JAZZ TROMBONIST EVER....

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    Bob McChesney (Trombonist)
    " Probably the best jazz trombone playing
    I've heard to date." - Eddie Daniels
    "Bob McChesney is a virtuoso and he has the gift to
    bring us the joy of music at the highest level." - Lalo Schifrin

    "The most incredible trombone playing I've heard in a
    long, long time." - Freddie Hubbard

    Some of his film and television credits include "Rocky Balboa", "Pursuit of Happyness", "Everyone's Hero", "The Good Shepard", "Mystic River", "Rush Hour 2", "Bringing Down the House", "Space Jam", "First Wives Club", "Titan A.E.", "Double Take", "Soldier", "The Siege", "Dracula - Dead and Loving It", "Graceland", "Robin Hood - Men In Tights", "George of the Jungle",

    McChesney's extensive music computer experience has earned him album credits as computer programmer and recording engineer on recordings such as Patti Austin's "Carry On", "Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration",

    The Coffee starts brewing Tuesday, April 19th 2011 at 3:00 - 4:30 pm

    3:00- 4:30 pm PST
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    6:00-7:30 pm EST

    Show's Call in number is 1-347-934-0108

  • 01:02


    in Entertainment

    Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes Hidden Beach Recording Artist Jeff Bradshaw to talk about his new cd, Bone Appetit.

  • 00:26

    IndiewReview Behind The Scenes and Culture Shocked!

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    Hello Everyone! Tonight Culture Shocked host, Jamie White will chat with Music Artist Mantiz!

    Jay “Mantiz” McCorkle is an Elgin, SC born, current Atlanta, GA resident whose music talents are the epitome of the word versatile. As a producer, certified audio engineer, singer, and rapper, his mastered artistries stretch beyond the average music and entertainment professional in the Hip-Hop genre.

    Jay’s current musical crafts stem from him being an accomplished trombonist, pianist, drummer, and trumpeter. Mixing his raw, God-given talents with the influences of today’s music environment, Jay was able to formulate an artist and music executive who is now known as and will be for years to come as Mantiz.


  • 01:31

    Legendary All-Star Trombonist Greg Boyer will be here to share his Musical Wisdom...

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    His trombone playing speaks of many influences, weaving intricate, exciting lines with enchanting tones, He's "absolutely amazing”!

    As a Trombonist and Arranger. His Resumé includes: Prince, Parliament-Funkadelic (P-Funk All-Stars), Chuck Brown, Maceo Parker, Hank Williams, Jr., Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins, George Duke, Alex Bugnon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brian Culbertson, RAD., and there's so much more to come. Be here to find out what's next for Trombonist Greg Boyer.

    wwww.Official Website:www.GregBoyer.net

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