Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Live At Winter Jazz Fest

March 27, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under Studio Sessions


The eight-piece Chicago family band the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble performs live at New York's Le Poisson Rouge and talks with Josh Jackson as part of the 2014 New York Winter Jazz Festival.

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will be featured in a new documentary film which premieres on PBS's Independent Lens series on April 7, 2014, at 10 p.m. on New York's Channel 13, WNET.

Caravan Palace's Delaporte & Payen: Electro-Swing

March 27, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under Interviews


Bassist Charles Delaporte and violinist Hugues Payen talk with WBGO's Simon Rentner about the Parisian band's blend of swing dance music, gypsy jazz and electronica.

Caravan Palace performs at New York's Best Buy Theater on April 2 at 8:30 p.m.

Takuya Kuroda: "Rising Son"

March 10, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under Interviews


Trumpeter Takuya Kuroda talks with Josh Jackson about Rising Son, his Blue Note debut CD, and plays selections from the album live at WBGO with Corey King on trombone, Takeshi Ohbayashi on keys, Rashaan Carter on bass and Adam Jackson on drums.

Mark Guiliana: "Mehliana"

March 10, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under Interviews


Drummer Mark Guiliana talks with Josh Jackson about Mehliana, his new duo album with Brad Mehldau on electronic keyboards.