Pivoted Pivoted is a podcast that features conversations with musicians as they adjust to the strange and difficult reality of being a working musician during the coronavirus pandemic. Kendra Weaver is the producer and host of the podcast, and the guest list is an eclectic group of music lifers, including Jeff Rupert, Carol Stein, Benoit Glazer, and Sisaundra Lewis.
Pivoted

Pivoted

From WUCF FM

Pivoted is a podcast that features conversations with musicians as they adjust to the strange and difficult reality of being a working musician during the coronavirus pandemic. Kendra Weaver is the producer and host of the podcast, and the guest list is an eclectic group of music lifers, including Jeff Rupert, Carol Stein, Benoit Glazer, and Sisaundra Lewis.

Most Recent Episodes

Beth Mckee - Episode 8

Episode 8 of "Pivoted" features soulful singer songwriter Beth Mckee. As head of the Swamp Sistas, she has found a home here in Orlando with many other talented and inspiring women. Mckee discusses new discoveries during quarantine, staying engaged and moving forward.

Greg Parnell - Episode 7

Episode 7 of "Pivoted" features the driving force behind Central FL Jazz Society, The Orlando Jazz Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Orchestra - Greg Parnell. We talk about coping with things going from 100 to 0, reflecting and what the future looks like for the orchestras.

Caesar Frazier - Episode 6

Episode 6 of "Pivoted" features Hammond B-3 organist and previous on-air announcer Caesar Frazier. He talks about his life as an artist, being in no rush to produce content without quality behind it, and what people can do to pivot in a positive way.

Michelle Mailhot - Episode 5

Episode 5 of "Pivoted" features vocalist, arranger and educator Michelle Mailhot. Complete with an unconventional online final exam, a venture into virtual reality and what Orlando built within her to this day - there is something for everyone to latch on to. Mentoring young artists may be her day job, but for Michelle - it's an embodiment and we are lucky to speak with her!

Benoit Glazer - Episode 4

Episode 4 of "Pivoted" features the creator of Timucua Arts Foundation Benoit Glazer. He wears many hats as a conductor, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, educator and more. Find out how busy he's been - working to produce content online weekly, the advantages of home also built for work, and how he continues to support artists in any way that he can. Quarantine may have slowed down life externally, but for Benoit - this is a transition period.

Sisaundra Lewis - Episode 3

Episode 3 of "Pivoted" features vocalist, director, and choreographer for Céline Dion and previous "The Voice" contestant...Sisaundra Lewis. Find out how she's taken coaching to an online platform, used this time to focus on the 'back burner', and relied on her faith. With a beautiful uplifting personality and vocal range to back it up - Lewis is a star even in her own home.

Jeff Rupert - Episode 2

Episode 2 of "Pivoted" features UCF's Jazz Studies Director Jeff Rupert! He fills us in on how the students have been transitioning to remote education, working with the Florida Youth Jazz Orchestra, creating at home in his yard, and what the Orlando community has done for him personally. He has touched a lot of lives and continues to do so in 2020. Thank you for all that you do!

Carol Stein - Episode 1

The first episode of our new podcast "Pivoted" features "The Piano Lady" Carol Stein! With a heart of gold, infectious energy, and positivity oozing from her take on life - the next 25 minutes are bound to make your day. We learn how being furloughed doesn't stop her days...in fact, she's taken up new activities and even bought an RV to travel the country. "Make lemons into lemonade" may be her calling!

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