Interviews

Hear what musicians have to say

Drummer E.J. Strickland: Listen Now

Drummer E.J. Strickland talks with Gary Walker about his new CD "The Undying Spirit." Strickland performs Mar. 29 at The Falcon  in Marlboro, NY, and Mar. 31 at New York's Jazz Standard. Enjoy!

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James Carter On James Moody Birthday Fest: Listen Now

Saxophonist James Carter talks with Michael Bourne about his performances this week in the four-day James Moody 90th Birthday Celebration to raise scholarship funds for Newark youth. Carter also performs at New York's Birdland April 14-18 with his organ trio. Enjoy!

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Paquito D'Rivera on "Aires Tropicales": Listen Now

Paquito D'Rivera talks with Gary Walker about his "Around The Americas" concerts March 27-28 at Jazz At Lincoln Center, and forthcoming CD "Aires Tropicales," both of which which explore the legacy of African music across the hemisphere. Enjoy!

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Singer Marianne Solivan on "Spark": Listen Now

Singer Marianne Solivan talks with Michael Bourne about her CD "Spark" and performance March 24 at Minton's in Harlem. Enjoy!

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Arturo O'Farrill on "Oye Cuba" Film: Listen Now

Bandleader Arturo O'Farrill talks with Monifa Brown about "Oye Cuba," a film about his rediscovery of his family's musical homeland. O'Farrill performs and screens excerpts of the film at New York's Drom March 23 at 8 p.m., in a fundraising event. Enjoy!

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Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan Live At WBGO: Listen Now

Guitarists Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan play live at WBGO and talk with Gary Walker about their careers and new Mack Avenue album, "Duets." Jordan performs with bassist Charnett Moffett Mar. 20 and 21 at New York's Birdland, and the pair perform at the Mayo Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey on June 25th. Enjoy!

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Happy 90th Birthday, Roy Haynes! Listen Now

Happy birthday, Snap Crackle! Forever Young is an understatement for this drummer. Haynes has played it all - with Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, and now with his own "Fountain Of Youth" ensemble.

We'd like to share some of our favorite conversations with Roy with you now.

In 2011, he spoke with The Checkout about his album "Roy-Alty":

In 2010, producer Simon Rentner showcased his career for the WBGO Journal.

In 2008, Haynes stopped by our studios for this chat with Gary Walker:

And in 2007, he sat down with Rhonda Hamilton at the International Association for Jazz Education conference:

Happy birthday Roy, and thank you!

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Haynes celebrates his 90th birthday Mar. 13-15 at New York's Blue Note jazz club with Pat Metheny, Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Savion Glover and other friends.

Steve Turre On "Spiritman": Listen Now

Trombonist Steve Turre talks with Gary Walker about his new CD "Spiritman," and experiences performing with Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner and in the Saturday Night Live band. Turre performs at New York's Smoke Jazz Club March 13-15. Enjoy!

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Brian Lynch on 92Y "Latin On Lex" Festival: Listen Now

Trumpeter Brian Lynch talks with Gary Walker about the "Latin On Lex" festival he curates at New York's 92Y March 12-14, with performances by Eddie Palmieri, Pedrito Martinez, Yosvany Terry, Manuel Valera, Phil Woods and others. Enjoy!

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Delfeayo Marsalis on AMNH Premiere: Listen Now

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!

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