Jazz Music Interviews
Listen Vince Mendoza: A Song Doctor Gets Back To His Own Work
November 6, 2011 – The jazzman's new album comes after 13 years spent arranging and orchestrating for other musicians.
Listen Anthony Braxton: A Grand Thinker Of American Music
October 15, 2011 – The composer and saxophonist is often labeled "difficult." But in person, he's far from austere.
Read Between Sets: A Conversation with Pianist Bill Carrothers
September 19, 2011 – The jazzman, history buff and reputed recluse opens up about rural Michigan and being "overlooked."
Read 'Round Midnight: A Late-Night Conversation With Helen Sung
September 17, 2011 – After playing three sets, the pianist talks Tommy Flanagan, Houston and learning to like poetry.
Watch Hanni El Khatib: Hoop Dreams
Watch Jon Hendricks: The Father Of Vocalese At 90
Read Voices: Al Jarreau On Jon Hendricks
Listen Hugh Laurie's New Orleans Romp, By Way Of Oxford
Listen Barbara Carroll: Still 'Going On' After A Dizzying Career
August 7, 2011 – Now 86, the jazz pianist got her start doing club gigs opposite Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.
Listen 'Time Together' With Michael Franks
Listen The Gerald Wilson Orchestra: A Living 'Legacy'
Read Wendell Pierce: Everyone's Favorite Fake Trombone Player
July 4, 2011 – The actor who plays the salty musician Antoine Batiste on Treme talks New Orleans and jazz radio.
Listen James Torme Steps Into His Father's Legacy
Read Chick Corea's Playlist For A Reunion
Listen Sachal Vasandani: A 'Nice Indian Kid' Learns To Sing Jazz
June 21, 2011 – The young vocalist says his musical family and upbringing in Chicago helped cement his passion.