January 15, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Activist Susan Brecker talks with Gary Walker about "The Nearness of You," a concert at New York's Jazz At Lincoln Center Jan. 20 to celebrate her late husband, saxophonist Michael Brecker. The concert, with James Taylor, Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin and others, will raise funds for cancer research at Columbia University.
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January 13, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Bassist Omer Avital talks with Michael Bourne about "New Song," his Motema CD which explores connections between jazz and the musics of the Middle East. Avital performs at New York's Jazz Standard Jan. 13 and 14. Enjoy!
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December 31, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Pianist and organist Mike LeDonne talks with Michael Bourne about a benefit concert Jan. 8 to celebrate 25 years since the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The concert at New York's Quaker Meeting House features Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Brad Mehldau, Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, George Coleman, Bill Charlap, and may other other musicians, will raise money for the New York Disabilities Pride March in July.
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