GLT Jazz Next


GLT Music Director and Jazz Host Jon Norton and Arts Editor and Jazz Host Laura Kennedy share their jazz picks in this weekly podcast. Listen for up-and-coming artists and tunes deserving a bit more attention. You'll also learn a little about the artist and with this weekly podcast, you'll stay on top of what's happening in jazz.More from GLT Jazz Next »

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This "I Scream Scone" Comes With Many Flavors

Hammond B3 master Adam Scone has has been a sideman in a diverse array of settings. Among others, he's played in the bands of jazz legend Lou Donaldson...

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Normal Native Accepts Patience With His Lofty Musical Goals

Jazz has taken 25-year-old Normal native Adam Larson to nearly all points on the globe. The U-High grad has also been on the receiving end of critical...

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Mitchel Forman: A Musician's Musician

Mitchel Forman was born in Brooklyn and attended the presigious Manhattan School of Music. As a young man, he played in the band of jazz legend Gerry...

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Darden Purcell: Bringing a Vocalists Perspective To A Jazz Program

Vocalist and George Mason University Jazz Director Darden Purcell returns to Central IL this Thursday night for a "one-off" 7:00 P.M performance at the...

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Mort Weiss: "I AM The Best Clarinetist In The World!"

If you ask him, and Jon Norton did, Mort Weiss will tell you he's the best clarinet player in the world. Norton and the feisty Weiss covered many other...

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Ramsey Lewis Hit Puts Him In 'The In Crowd'

Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis says, in part, he can thank a coffee shop waitress for pointing him toward the song that helped make him a household name. In...

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GLT Jazz Next: What A Saxophonist Learned From Keyboard Mentors

Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander was a sideman for jazz greats including B3 master Charles Earland and pianist Harold Mabern. On this edition of GLT...

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GLT Jazz Next: Vocalist Michelle Lordi

Vocalist Michelle Lordi grew up listening to the great jazz combos in the clubs of her hometown of Philadelphia. B3 great Trudy Pitts was a particular...




GLT Jazz Next: Mardra & Reggie Thomas

The husband-wife team of Mardra and Reggie Thomas is a jazz dynamo. Mardra is a vocalist with a theatrical background. Reggie is a pianist and...

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Dan Wilensky on Jazz Next

On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, we catch up with Portland, Oregon based Dan Wilensky, who talks about his his new album titled "Made in Portland," and...



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