Trombonist and NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis talks with Glenn Crespo about "From The African Village To The Urban Village," a work he debuts Sat., Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. at New York's American Museum of Natural History, and his new album, "The Last Southern Gentleman."
The concert, with youth performers from Harlem and New Orleans, is part of the museum's "Here We Stand: Honor Black History" series. Enjoy!
Songwriter Jeff Breithaupt talks with Michael Bourne about "Just Passing Through," his album of songs written with his brother Don, and their debut at New York's Birdland March. 2 at 7 p.m.. Enjoy!
Singer and pianist Jamie Cullum plays and talks with Gary Walker about "Interlude," his new Blue Note album. Enjoy!
Pianist Elio Villafranca talks with Michael Bourne about "Cinqué - Suite of the Caribbean," a new work he premieres at Jazz At Lincoln Center Feb. 20 and 21. The suite explores the legacy of rhythms from the Congo in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Enjoy!
Guitarist Russell Malone talks with Gary Walker about his new CD "Love Looks Good On You." Malone performs Feb. 17 and 18 at New York's Jazz Standard with Rick Germanson on piano, Gerald Cannon on bass and Willie Jones III, drums. Enjoy!
Maxine Gordon talks with Rhonda Hamilton about the career of her late husband, saxophonist Dexter Gordon. The Dexter Gordon Legacy Ensemble performs at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York Feb. 26 to March 1, and there will be a listening party with Maxine and others on Dexter Gordon's Columbia years at Jazz At Lincoln Center Feb. 19. Enjoy!
Drummer T. S. Monk talks with Michael Bourne about his experiences as a bandleader and with his father, pianist Thelonious Monk. T.S. Monk performs at New York's Dizzy's Club Feb. 18 and 19 with pianist Helen Sung, tenor saxophonist Willie Williams, bassist Kenny Davis, trumpeter Josh Evans, and alto saxophonist Patience Higgins. Enjoy!
Pianist Justin Kauflin talks with Gary Walker about his new CD "Dedication," whose release he celebrates Feb. 10 at New York's Jazz Standard with guitarist Matt Stevens, Chris Smith on bass and Billy Williams on drums. Enjoy!
Trumpeter Eddie Henderson talks with Gary Walker about his new Smoke Sessions CD "Collective Portrait." Henderson performs at New York's Smoke Jazz Club Feb. 6, 7 and 8 to celebrate the release of the album. Enjoy!
Drummer Ignacio Berroa talks with Eulis Cathey about his CD "Heritage and Passion" and experiences with Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner and others. Berroa performs at Newark's Gateway 2 at noon on Feb. 4, part of WBGO's monthly series of free lunchtime concerts, and with Helio Alves on piano and Edward Perez on bass at New York's Kitano at 8 and 10 p.m.