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Judy Wexler 4/27-5/3
Vocalist Judy Wexler has gobbled up life from the beginning. She majored in psychology and theater in college and immediately on graduating, formed her own theater company. From there, she moved to San Francisco and became a street juggler and--with three girlfriends, who, in Judy’s words were also on the short side--formed a performing group with the fetching name of “Caught In The Act, A Theater Collective of Four Short Women.”
In a jazz world that often focusses on vocal acrobatics, Judy is a refreshingly straight-forward interpreter of song, using her acting experience and soulful focus to bring out the meaning she finds in her favorite music. Judy’s latest CD, Crowded Heart, showcases this attitude.
Eric Reed 5/4-10
Pianist, Eric Reed feels the arts shouldn’t be viewed as contemporary, modern, traditional, old or new. He also doesn’t endorse cliques or camps, referring to how jazz musicians are often labeled as being from one school or another.
Eric came of age in the 1980s, during a resurgent interest in jazz. His great talent and the ‘80s jazz-friendly environment, allowed Eric long stints with many jazz masters—Freddie Hubbard, Buster Williams, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter and Wynton Marsalis. While he is appreciative of the opportunities available during this time, he is also aware and articulate about some of the disadvantages. Judy and Eric discuss this and celebrate Eric new CD, Everyone Gets The Blues.
Steve Brown 5/11-17
The great British drummer discusses his wide range of influences and his work with Scott Hamilton, John Bunch, Barry Harris and other jazz giants.
Larry Koonse 5/18-24
Guitarist Larry Koonse has played with everyone from Seth MacFarlane to John Dankworth and Cleo Lane to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Larry is one of the busiest and most versatile guitarist on the scene today.
Eric Goldberg 5/25-31 6/8-14
Eric Goldberg Two 6/1-7
Richard Dowling Two 6/8-14
David Silverman 6/15-21
Hilary Kole 6/22-28
Paula Poundstone 6/29-7/5
Patrice Jejou 7/6-12