Local Exposure A podcast about music and the Greater Cincinnati scene.
Local Exposure

Local Exposure

From 91.7 WVXU

A podcast about music and the Greater Cincinnati scene.

Most Recent Episodes

Review: The Voyager Jazz Ensemble's Rites of Passage

The Voyage Jazz Ensemble recorded and mixed their new CD days before the pandemic closed everything down. The album, Rites of Passage is available now.

Sam Blakeslee On Stage at Caffe Vivace

NYC- based jazz trombonist/composer Sam Blakeslee 's bringing his new chamber music jazz project, "Wistful Thinking," to Caffe Vivace on March 19th from 8-11pm. An Ohio native, he spoke by phone with Ron Esposito on March 10th about his Wistful Thinking project, trombone influences, and playing an interesting blend of jazz genres. Playing with him that night will be guitarist Brandon Coleman and bassist Matt Wiles .

Jazz Drummer Jeff Hamilton Talks About JVO, Mapex Drums, Touring, & Mentoring

UPDATE (3/10/20): Just heard from Jeff that his Nashville concert with Jack Jones has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, so he won't be bringing his Mapex drums to Cincinnati for the induction performance with the Blue Wisp Big Band. UPDATE#2 (3/11/20): Because of the coronavirus issue, the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Mt. St. Joseph University has been postponed until hopefully late May or early June. Jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton 's in much demand these days. He's

Jazz Drummer Jeff Hamilton Talks About JVO, Mapex Drums, Touring, & Mentoring

New Release of Songs of the Ohio River Valley from Lisak & Rowe

Local musician Rick Lisak sat down last week with Elaine Diehl to talk about his new cd, Songs of the Ohio River Valley , recorded with Zach Rowe. During the interview, Rick discusses how he and Zach came together to form Lisak & Rowe and also how they compose songs together. Recently, they've hooked up with Sherry Stanforth and Dick Hague for performances during readings from their collaborative anthology, Riparian . Lisak & Rowe's next appearance will be Tuesday, February 11th at 6

Guitarist Albert Lee's Coming Back To Town!

Guitarist Albert Lee 's coming back to Southgate House Revival in Newport, Kentucky, on Wednesday, January 8th. Show starts at 8pm. From England, Albert Lee joined Emmylou Harris's Hot Band in 1976, playing with Rodney Crowell and Ricky Skaggs. In 1978, he started playing with Eric Clapton for 5 years. A Grammy winner, he's also performed at a Crossroads Festival. This'll be an opportunity to see a musician who's played with musical legends for decades.

Livingston Taylor's Still On The Road 50 Years Later

Elaine Diehl spoke by phone with singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor on November 14th about his upcoming concert at the 20th Century Theater on December 4th. He's also been teaching at the Berklee College of Music for 30 years.

Singer/Songwriter Raye Zaragoza Talks About Social Activism

Singer/songwriter Raye Zaragoza dropped by the studio on her way to her gig at Ludlow Garage on Tuesday afternoon, November 12th, where she opened for the Rising Appalachia band. She spoke with Elaine Diehl about her 2017 album, what it's like being on the road so much, and her social activism. Raye also talked about how nice it would be to take some time off after this tour and before the new cd drops to spend some time off at her home in L.A.

In The Studio With Molly Sullivan

Local singer-songwriter Molly Sullivan is a bit of an enigma. Many of her songs have, so far, gone unrecorded, and she tends to limit her online presence. When she joined me in the studio, I had very little in front of me in terms of notes or prepared questions, so, I thought, "Let's just start talking and see where it goes." As it turns out, this interview ranks among one of my favorites; and as you join me as a witness to this conversation, you'll see why; and hopefully, it will be one of your

100th Anniversary of Harlem Renaissance Coming to MU

Harlem 100, featuring Mwenso & the Shakes , is a unique collaboration with the National Jazz History Museum in Harlem that's currently on a 32-city tour around the country. The event is a celebration of the 100 th anniversity of the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem-based jazz band, Mwenso & the Shakes, will be on stage at Hall Auditorium in Miami University Saturday, November 2 nd . I spoke with Michael Mwenso, the bandleader and lead vocalist of the band, by phone Tuesday, October 22 nd .

A New Music Festival Supporting Teenage Mentoring Happens November 2 At Southgate House Revival

Newport's Mentoring Plus is a small nonprofit supporting local high school students needing academic help but also providing a safe haven for friendship, food, and more. Local musician and former judge Mickey Foellger will be part of a fundraising music festival on November 2 at the Southgate House Revival.

A New Music Festival Supporting Teenage Mentoring Happens November 2 At Southgate House Revival

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