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Andy Brown airs 4/8 to 4/14/17
Celebrated Chicago based guitarist, Andy Brown discusses his love of solo playing, as well as his duo work with Howard Alden and his own band and why he left his native New York for the windy city.
Dave Damiani airs 4/15/2017 to 4/21/2017
Los Angeles based vocalist Dave Damiani, is a proud throwback to the Rat Pack days of Frank Sinatra and the music of the Great American Songbook. Dave discusses the challenges and joys of keeping a big band employed, as well as the different attitude he’s experienced from younger musicians, who Dave feels are more positive about the performance experience.
Tom McDermott airs 4/22/2017 to 4/28/2017
New Orleans pianist Tom McDermott brings to life the many influences that fed the early musical scene in that most musical of cities. His original passion for ragtime came from his youth in St. Louis, but once in New Orleans, Tom put a scholarly zeal into studying his favorites-- James Booker, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, as well as into discovering the lesser-known musical gems that formed the sound of New Orleans.
Rick Carlson airs 4/29/2017 to 5/5/2017
Minneapolis based pianist, Rick Carlson, pursued a variety of careers before jumping in relatively late to become one of the finest musicians on the scene today. Rick Carlson’s love for Basie and joy in accompanying great singers enticed him to make music his primary focus and he is now one of the most in demand players in his beloved Minnesota and beyond.
Al Green airs 5/6/2017 to 5/12/2017
Guitarist Freddie Green played rhythm guitar with the Basie band for 50 years. His unique sound became an integral part of the Basie sound and added a swinging, solid time feel to everyone he played with, myself included. Alfred Green, Freddie’s son, talks to Judy about his extensive biography of his father onstage at “Jazz Inspired from Kiawah” with musical contributions by Judy (who recorded with Freddie) guitarist James Chirillo, bassist Pat O'Leary and saxophonist Harry Allen.
Mark Shane airs 5/13/2017 to 5/19/2017
Jazz pianist Mark Shane discusses his work for movie soundtracks and playing with jazz greats Doc Cheatham, Buck Clayton, Ruby Braff and others.
John Jorgenson airs 5/20/2017 to 5/26/2017
Judy performs with and interviews Grammy winning guitarist onstage at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, TN and discusses John’s career highlights from touring with Elton John to playing with Bonnie Raitt to his duo gigs early in his career with Judy!
Mike Karn airs 5/27/2017 to 6/2/2017
Mike Karn started his career as a saxophonist, touring with Harry Connick, Jr., Ray Charles and others, but is now one of the busiest bass players in jazz. He discusses this shift in focus with Judy and his new gig as the bassist in John Pizzarelli's band.
Carol Welsman airs 6/3/2017 to 6/9/2017
Canadian singer/pianist talks about her new CD “Alone Together” and the difference in the jazz scene in her present home, Los Angeles and NYC.
Tara O'Grady airs 6/10/2017 to 6/16/2017
Irish American singer combines her Irish roots with New Orleans music of the 20’s and 30’s. She discusses this mashup, as well as her sartorial choices, for which she is equally well known.
Sam Dunn airs 6/17/2017 to 6/23/2017
British guitarist Sam Dunn discusses the challenges of the jazz scene in England and combining his equal passion for the music of Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass and English rock.
Gabrielle Stravelli airs 6/24/2017 to 6/30/2017
Vocalist/composer Gabrielle Stravelli draws on influences as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. She discusses her new CD of standards and originals which was produced by Taylor Swift’s Music Director an early guest on Jazz Inspired, David Cook, another connection showing Stravelli’s wide musical interests.
Bill Cunliffe airs 7/1/2017 to 7/7/2017 and7/8/2017 to 7/14/2017
First of Judy’s conversations with pianist/composer Bill Cunliffe, recorded onstage during the Jazz Inspired from Kiawah Island Festival in February 2016. Judy and Bill perform together along with Harry Allen and Pat O’Leary.
Simon Lasky airs 7/15/2017 to 7/21/2017
British composer/pianist discusses his new CD Story Inside and the deep influence pianist Bill Evans has had on his work.
Vince Giordano airs 7/22/2017 to 7/28/2017
Musician and early jazz scholar Vince Giordano fell in love with 20′s and 30′s jazz at an early age and carries on the tradition performing with his band “The Nighthawks.” Vince discusses bringing this music to a broader audience and especially the importance of young people hearing jazz live.