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Alan Pasqua 3/23-29
Pianist Alan Pasqua’s career is wide and varied, from his present post as Professor of Jazz Studies at USC, to his early stints with Bob Dillon and Santana, to recording with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John and Queen Latifa to multiple collaborations with legendary jazz musicians. He’s equally comfortable in all these worlds and feels each has contributed to his musical development. Alan feels his latest solo jazz piano CD, Soliloquy, reveals more than any other recording, exactly who he is musically.
Eric Allen 3/30-4/5
Chicago saxophonist, educator and author, Eric Allen has set aside gigging for a while to focus on his writing, a perfect occupation for this stay at home dad. His book, “50 Years At The Village Vanguard: Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra” is the first illustrated history of what Eric calls “the most influential big band in modern jazz.”
Eric and his co-author, Dave Lisik, compiled a fascinating collection of interviews and pictures, which illustrate the creation and history of this great band.
Randy Waldman 4/6-4/12
Pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, Randy Waldman’s arrangement of the "Spiderman Theme" on his Superheroes album garnered the Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals at the 61st Grammy Awards. Randy talks about this CD and his lifelong love for Superheroes and his work as Music Director for Barbra Streisand (a bit of a superhero herself) for over thirty years.
George Winston 4/13-19
Pianist George Winston first gained popularity in the 1980s for what was then called New Age Music, although George refers to his playing as “folk piano.” His influences are broad—everything from New Orleans and stride piano to rock and blues—and he has an unusually specific memory about when each of these styles made their way into his subconscious and music.
George Winston discusses his long career and his most recent CD, Spring Carousel. George wrote the music for Spring Carousel while he was in treatment for bone cancer and the profits from it will go to cancer research.
Angie Wells 4/20-26
Angie Wells grew up in a home filled with great music, with a mother who sang and played gospel piano and a jazz and blues-loving father. Angie loved to sing but her career, until recently, has been as the Makeup Department Head for the hit TV show Blackish and for the multi-Academy Award winning film Mudbound. Her focus broadened during a trip to Paris when she jumped at the chance to sit in on a few tunes with the jazz trio. The crowd went wild and a jazz singer was born. Angie went on to win the New Talent Competition at the Sweet n’ Hot Jazz Festival in Los Angeles and record her debut CD, Love and Mischief.
Judy Wexler 4/27-5/3
Eric Reed 5/4-10
Eric Goldberg 5/11-17
Richard Dowling 5/18-24
Steve Brown 5/25-31
John Iachetti 6/1-7
Larry Koonse 6/8-14
David Silverman 6/15-21
Hilary Kole 6/22-28
Paula Poundstone 6/29-7/5