World-renowned jazz pianist Judy Carmichael explores these questions with her guests every week on her public radio show Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired. Celebrated artists discuss their creative process and how their passion for jazz has inspired their work. They share their favorite recordings with the listener as well as insight into their life and art.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane discusses his respect and love of the classic American songbook and how music informs every move he makes.
Robert Redford shares how jazz has influenced his entire creative process and his programs at Sundance.
Astro-physicist Neal deGrasse Tyson talks about the connection of music, math and science and his own passion for the blues.
Emmy-winner John Lithgow discusses improvisational acting and his jazz influenced programs and CD’s for children.
Actor/director Christopher Guest discusses the improvisational process involved in the making of his films Best In Show and This is Spinal Tap.
Tony-winning actress Blythe Danner talks with Judy onstage at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival and connects with her jazz roots singing “Peel Me a Grape” and a duet with Judy.
Stage and film director Roger Michell (Notting Hill), discusses film scores effect on the rhythm of a movie and using his favorite Miles Davis tune in his productions.
Singer/songwriter Billy Joel discusses his studies with Lennie Tristano and how jazz influences his music.
Architect Frank Gehry explores how architecture, like jazz, is a dynamic art that absorbs the times and culture it inhabits constantly reinventing itself while retaining its historic connection.
Opera star Renee Fleming talks about singing jazz in college and how that experience informs her operatic singing.
Actor F. Murray Abraham discusses improvisation, spontaneity and jazz as great theater.
Author and movie critic Leonard Maltin talks about his favorite jazz, his own piano playing and his 4-hand duet with Judy on Entertainment Tonight.
Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired gives new insights to the world of jazz and the wide range of celebrated creative people who love it. Ms. Carmichael brings her experience and love of jazz to her discussions with each guest and inspires fascinating, insightful interviews filled with warmth and humor.
Jazz pianist Judy Carmichael, whom critics have called “astounding, flawless and captivating” (New York Times), is one of the leading interpreters of classic jazz piano. Ms. Carmichael has written two books on stride piano and numerous articles on the subject of jazz. She has received a number of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Grammy nomination, and toured extensively throughout the world. She has appeared frequently on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, has been featured on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, CBS Sunday Morning, and Entertainment Tonight. Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired is produced in association with Steinway & Sons.
Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired is distributed by C&D Productions.
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