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Huey Coleman 9/29-10/5
Documentary filmmaker, Huey Coleman, often focuses his lens on older artists, and Judy talks to him about his film, In Good Time, about the life and music of Marian McPartland.
Neville Dickie 10/13-19
British stride pianist, Neville Dickie celebrated his 81st birthday this year and is still going strong and is as busy as ever. Judy talks with Neville about his first performance in the States in Manhattan in 1983 at a popular piano room called Hanratty’s, that featured what was then called two-handed piano players, those who loved playing solo and sounded great doing so. Tommy Flanagan, Sammy Price, Ralph Sutton, Art Hodes and many others played a week or two run in this celebrated room throughout the year. Neville discusses that special time in jazz and some of his earlier inspiration
Ben Paterson 10/20-26
Chicago pianist/organist/vocalist discusses his move to New York, his love for Oscar Peterson and Jimmy Smith and how Chicago and New York inspire him in different ways.
Enrico Tomasso 10/27-11/2
British trumpeter talks about playing for Louis Armstrong when he was seven and playing in his family’s band, and touring America a few years later as a child star and appearing on What’s My Line and The Ed Sullivan Show.
Andre De Shields 11/3/-11/9
Two-time Tony winner, and Obie, Emmy and Drama Desk recipient, Andre DeShields broke out in the title role in The Wiz, followed by choreographing two shows for Bette Midler and then joining the cast in the original Broadway production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. Andre discusses the cultural significance of jazz and how it’s influenced every move he’s made in his career.
Jools Holland One 11/10-16
British blues and boogie pianist, Jools Holland has collaborated with everyone from Sting to Eric Clapton to Norah Jones after jumping into a musical career at the age of fifteen with the band, Squeeze. Jools is a popular TV and radio presenter as well and his BBC Television show, Later with Jools Holland is now in its 25th year. This is the first of Judy’s two conversations with Jools Holland. Jools talked about his varied career and his most recent CD, Piano.
Jools Holland Two 11/17-23
Dave Tull Two 11/24-30
Drummer Dave Tull has provided rhythm for everyone from Chuck Magione and Michael Buble, to Jack Sheldon and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane. While Dave has also occasionally sung a tune or two with these groups and others, he has recently focused on performing his own beautiful melodies and often hilarious lyrics. Dave is a favorite among jazz musicians, who relish his spot on laments of the often ridiculous challenges jazz musicians face.
This is Dave’s second appearance on Jazz Inspired. Here he discusses his latest CD of originals, Texting and Driving.