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!
Saxophonist Jimmy Greene talks with Rhonda Hamilton about his new CD "Beautiful Life," which honors his daughter Ana Grace, who passed away in Newtown, CT on Dec. 14, 2012.
Greene performs at New York's Jazz Standard. Dec. 11-13 with Sachal Vasandani & Jean Baylor on vocals, Renee Rosnes and Orrin Evans on piano, Luke Sellick, bass, Jimmy MacBride, drums, and other special guests.
Singer Carmen Lundy talks with Rhonda Hamilton about her CD "Soul To Soul." Lundy performs at New York's Jazz Standard Dec. 4-7 with Kris Bowers on piano, Andrew Renfroe, guitar, Darryl Hall, bass and Jamison Ross, drums. Enjoy!
Pianist Ellis Marsalis talks with Rhonda Hamilton about concerts to celebrate his 80th birthday at Jazz At Lincoln Center. Marsalis, who turns 80 Nov. 14, performs Nov. 13 through 16th at at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with Derek Douget on saxophone, Jason Stewart on bass and Herlin Riley, drums. Happy Birthday, Ellis!
Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, Jr. talks with Rhonda Hamilton about the showcase of New Orleans music he has organized at New York's Apollo Theater Nov. 7 and 8 with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Stefon Harris, Jonathan Batiste, Aaron Neville, and others. Enjoy!
Singer Ann Hampton Callaway talks with Rhonda Hamilton about "From Sassy To Divine," her CD tribute to Sarah Vaughan, which she peforms Oct. 23 at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York. Enjoy!
Drummer and bandleader Sherry Maricle talks with Rhonda Hamilton about the DIVA Jazz Orchestra's CD "A Swingin' Life," and "Swing It Forward!" concerts at Jazz At Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in Manhattan Oct. 17-19. Enjoy!
South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim talks with Rhonda Hamilton about a celebration of his 80th birthday at Carnegie Hall Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m., Ibrahim also teaches a master class at Carnegie Hall Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.,and performs at Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., all as part of the monthlong "Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa" festival. Enjoy!
Saxophonists Odean Pope and Pharoah Sanders talks with Rhonda Hamilton about their live recordings at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York this week with James Carter on tenor saxophone, Geri Allen on piano, Reggie Workman on bass and Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums. The group performs there through September 14. Enjoy!