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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December 18, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Singer Cyrille Aimée and singer-guitarist Allan Harris talk with Michael Bourne about "Café Society Swing," a musical play which celebrates the nightclub which broke racial and societal boundaries in 1950s New York, and their recent recordings.
"Cafe Society Swing" is at New York's 59E59 theater through Jan. 4. The show features Aimée, Harris, Evan Harris, and Charenee Wade, and is directed by Simon Green. Enjoy!
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