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GLT Music Director and Jazz Host Jon Norton shares his jazz picks in this weekly podcast. Listen for up-and-coming artists talk about their art in their own words and hear their music. This podcast is possible only with the on going cooperation with record company representatives and artists who have given permission to use their music. Listen for GLT Jazz on our main channel Monday through Thursday evenings and any time, any day with the GLT Jazz stream

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Freddie Hubbard: Resonance Records has just released a live recording of Freddie Hubbard from the famous Keystone Korner Jazz Club. On this podcast, Todd Barkan, former Keystone Korner owner (and now Program director at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, as well as Jazz @ Lincoln Center), explains the process behind this release. You can purchase "Pinnacle: Live & Unreleased at Keystone Korner" at: http://www.resonancerecords.org/release.php?cat=HCD-2007

Leslie Pintchik (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/28/2014 06:11 AM
Run Time: 12:04
New York City pianist and composer Leslie Pintichik is a talented literary writer, song composer and pianist. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Pintchik talks about her new CD "In the Nature of Things," and why she feels it's important for all people to express themselves artistically. You can purchase "In The Nature of Things" at: http://www.lesliepintchick.com -- produced by Jon Norton

Ramsey Lewis (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/20/2014 12:53 PM
Run Time: 14:30
It was nearly 50 years ago that pianist Ramsey Lewis had a Billboard Top-5 hit with his cover of Dobie Gray's "The In Crowd." Lewis is still recording and performing from his hometown of Chicago. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Lewis reveals how he came to record "The In Crowd," and why it's still important to teach jazz in the schools. -- produced by Jon Norton

Dianne Reeves (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/13/2014 10:30 AM
Run Time: 15:00
It's been nearly seven years since Dianne Reeves appeared during the inaugural season of the then newly renovated Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. Reeves is considered one of the great jazz vocalists of our time, and she continues to tour the world and record. Her latest album contains a number of surprising covers and is backed by some of the best young talent in jazz today. GLT's Jon Norton recently caught up with Reeves to talk about her new album, "Beautiful Life," which you can purchase at: http://diannereeves.com/release/beautiful-life -- produced by Jon Norton

Matthew Kaminski (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/05/2014 08:42 AM
Run Time: 15:00
As the organist for Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves, Kaminski has one of the more unique and fun jobs in America. But he's also a serious jazz cat, as you can hear on his new release "Swingin' On The New Hammond." On this podcast, Kaminski talks about his new CD, and about his work with the Atlanta Braves. You can purchase "Swingin' On The New Hammond" at: http://matthewkaminski.com/mkmusic.html -- produced by Jon Norton

Spike Wilner (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/28/2014 08:40 AM
Run Time: 10:05
Growing up in NYC, Wilner played piano at a young age. His inspiration also came at a young age when he saw a television program on Scott Joplin. Today Wilner is one of the top pianists in NYC, and is co-owner of "Smalls", one of the top jazz clubs in NYC. Wilner's new CD on Posi-Tone records is titled "La Tendresse", and is available at: http://bit.ly/IFVURe -- produced by Nick LeRose

Roberta Donnay (new) (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/17/2014 08:36 AM
Run Time: 18:30
Last Saturday nights GLT Jazz Cabaret performer was attracted to jazz music at a very young age, and particularly to the jazz of the Prohibition era. On this podcast, Donnay talks about that attraction, a somewhat difficult childhood, and how a turn to recording and performing music of the Prohibition era has rejuvenated her. You can hear that sound incorporated into her latest CD,"A Little Sugar," which you can purchase at: http://www.robertadonnay.com/ -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Jim Pearce (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/13/2014 08:54 AM
Run Time: 11:45
A witty lyricist and writer of beautiful melodies, Jim Pearce talks about how he came to jazz, and about his new CD, "You Are An Edgy, Visionary Seer", which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimpearce6 -- produced by Nick LeRose

Joey DeFrancesco (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/06/2014 04:08 PM
Run Time: 15:30
Rudy Van Gelder is considered the greatest jazz studio engineer of all time. From 1953 to 1967, Van Gelder worked for Blue Note Records and engineered classic recordings by Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and Kenny Burrell, among others. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Jon Norton talks with Hammond B-3 player Joey DeFrancesco, whose new album is a tribute to Van Gelder. You can purchase this fantastic new release at: http://amzn.to/1buy4If -- podcast produced by Klare White

Kellye Gray (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/31/2014 09:46 AM
Run Time: 16:00
Texas singer/songwriter Kellye Gray's new album is love letter to the great songwriters to come out of her home state. On this podcast, Gray talks about some of those songwriters, and talks you through some of the songs from "And They Call Us Cowboys: The Texas Music Project." You can purchase this fantastic new release at: http://kellyegray.com/shop/ -- podcast produced by Klare White

Ginetta M (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/23/2014 01:58 PM
Run Time: 13:30
Trumpeter, vocalist and songwriter Ginetta M. has been known around New York City for her funky, bluesy jazz band "Ginetta's Vendetta." She's also played with the gospel group "The Holmes Brothers," and was part of the horn section when bluesman Albert Collins would visit New York City. Her latest release is a jazz standards album, which you can purchase at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ginettam2 In her own words, here's Ginetta M. talking about her new CD, and how she came to play the trumpet: -- podcast produced by Alexandria Hicks

Gerry Gibbs (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/12/2014 11:21 AM
Run Time: 16:30
Drummer Gerry Gibbs, who picked up the nickname "The Thrasher" years ago, plays with two of his hero's on his latest CD "Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio." On this podcast, Gibbs talks about the making of the CD, and how he came to record with Ron Carter and Kenny Barron. He also talks about his father, jazz vibraphonist Terry Gibbs. You can purchase this great disc at: http://www.whalingcitysound.com/wcs065.htm -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Derrick Bang, episode 3 (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/02/2014 03:39 PM
Run Time: 5:45
On the previous GLT Jazz Next podcast, "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" author Derrick Bang shared the story of how Guaraldi's Top-40 hit song "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" was heard by the creators of the "Peanuts" cartoon specials, and how that led to Guaraldi writing and performing the music for the iconic cartoon specials . In the final installment of this series, Bang talks about how "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" led Guaraldi to another opportunity, an opportunity that became the celestial gig of a lifetime. You can purchase Bang's new book, "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano", at: http://bit.ly/wCmR8P -- podcast produced by Daniel Hajek

Derrick Bang, episode 2 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/19/2013 11:29 AM
Run Time: 8:25
In episode #2 of this three part series, "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" author Derrick Bang narrates the unlikely set of circumstances that led the creators of the "Peanuts" TV series to the man who would write and perform the magical music that became the soundtrack to this iconic cartoon series. You can purchase "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" at: http://bit.ly/wCmR8P -- podcast produced by Daniel Hajek

Derrick Bang, episode 1 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/13/2013 08:11 AM
Run Time: 8:10
Having already authored several books on Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Derrick Bang's latest book chronicles the life of Vince Guaraldi, the man who wrote the music for the animated Peanuts specials that starred Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and Snoopy. But as ubiquitous as his music is today, it seems as if it was "fate" that cast Guaraldi onto the Top 40 charts in 1962, which led to .... well, we'll let Bang tell the story in Part 1 of this series. You can purchase "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" at: http://bit.ly/wCmR8P -- podcast produced by Daniel Hajek

Steve Heckman (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/06/2013 03:17 PM
Run Time: 19:00
At the age of 15, New York City native Steve Heckman heard John Coltrane. His life was never the same. Heckman talks about that moment and takes us through some of the songs on his new CD "Born To Be Blue," which you can purchase at: http://amzn.to/1gdgFtM -- podcast produced by Klare White

Mark Winkler (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/18/2013 03:55 PM
Run Time: 15:00
On his new CD "West Coast Cool," Winkler and Manhattan Transfer member Cheryl Bentyne page through the West Coast Jazz songbook of the 1950's and 60's. On this podcast, Winkler talks about how "West Coast Cool" came to be, and about his love affair with the "West Coast" sound. You can purchase this great disc at: http://amzn.to/1bKs3cX -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Tierney Sutton (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/14/2013 11:51 AM
Run Time: 16:30
Our "GLT Jazz Master" performer from 2006 has just released her new CD: A beautiful tribute to Joni Mitchell titled "After Blue." You can purchase this highly recommended disc at: http://amzn.to/1eQSQr9 -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Roberta Donnay (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/08/2013 02:08 PM
Run Time: 10:30
Donnay was attracted to jazz music at a very young age, and is particularly drawn to the jazz music of the Prohibition era. On this podcast, Donnay talks about her jazz attraction, as well as the Prohibition sound she incorporated into her latest CD,"A Little Sugar." You can purchase this cool disc at: http://www.robertadonnay.com/ -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Kathy Kosins (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/25/2013 06:45 AM
Run Time: 16:20
In the 1980's, Kathy Kosins was singing and arranging background vocals for Don Was, and later went on the road with Was's band Was(Not Was). She fell hard for jazz in the 90's, singing with JC Heard and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, among others. Her latest CD is titled "The Space Between", which you can purchase at: http://www.kathykosins.com/store.php -- podcast produced by Klare White

Halie Loren (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/10/2013 06:59 AM
Run Time: 15:00
On this podcast, this talented young vocalist/songwriter talks about her time in Alaska, growing up listening to jazz, and how to reach a younger jazz audience. She also talks about and plays songs from her latest CD "Simply Love", which you can purchase at: http://halieloren.bandcamp.com/

Larry Vuckovich (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/03/2013 02:41 PM
Run Time: 12:04
Pianist Larry Vuckovich hails from the former country of Yugoslavia. Now living in San Francisco, Vuckovich remembers being a child during World War 2, a time that included German soldiers occuping 3 rooms of his parents house. As you might expect from someone who lived through those times and conditions, Vuckovich's playing and writing is full of feeling and soul. On this podcast, Vuckovich talks about the genesis of his latest CD, titled "Somethin' Special". which is available at: http://amzn.to/o9QmRw

Eric Reed (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/26/2013 01:59 PM
Run Time: 11:13
A child prodigy whose father was a Baptist preacher, Eric Reed absorbed the gospel influence of the church as well as the jazz he was hearing on the radio. Reed's latest CD is a tribute to one of his hero's, Thelonious Monk. On this podcast, Reed talks about Monk, his gospel roots, and some of the songs on his CD, which is titled "The Baddest Monk." You can purchase this disc at: http://ericreed.net/discography.php -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

Frank Unzueta (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/20/2013 02:16 PM
Run Time: 12:30
This debut CD from southern California pianist/composer Frank Unzueta, is one of the most beautiful releases of the last year. Gorgeous original melodies permeate "Thoughts Revealed", which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/frankunzueta -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Dr. Lonnie Smith (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/13/2013 01:13 PM
Run Time: 17:00
He's been a master of the Hammond B-3 for 50 years. On this podcast, Dr. Lonnie Smith talks about one of his early solo albums, and how an angel that changed his life visited him at a young age. Smith's latest recording is titled "The Healer", and can be purchased at: http://drlonniesmith.com/cds/the-healer/ -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/06/2013 05:22 PM
Run Time: 11:40
The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet mixes vocalese with big band swing to entertain audiences with songs from The Great American Songbook as well as their own finely crafted (and often cleverly written) songs, On this podcast, group leader Ginny Carr talks about the groups origin, the importance of entertaining an audience, and their new CD, which is titled "Hustlin' For A Gig." You can purchase "Hustlin'" at: http://uptownvocaljazzquartet.com/discography/ -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

Eliane Elias (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/26/2013 11:58 AM
Run Time: 15:00
Our 2007 GLT Jazz Master talks about her new Chet Baker tribute album "I Thought About You." It's a CD full of songs associated with the great trumpeter and vocalist. On this podcast, Elias discusses her motivation for recording the album, and gives some thoughts on presenting jazz to a wider audience. You can purchase "I Thought About You" at: http://elianeelias.com/recordings -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Freddy Cole (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/22/2013 03:37 PM
Run Time: 15:00
The headliner for the very first GLT Summer Concert (in the year 2000) is our guest this week on GLT Jazz Next. On t;his podcast, Cole talks about his new CD "This and That", his famous brother "Nat", and his hometown of Chicago. Along the way, lots of great music. You can purchase "This And That" at: http://amzn.to/17NUuSY -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

George Benson (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/15/2013 08:41 AM
Run Time: 31:00
We were thrilled to have George Benson join us for 30 minutes on the air this week to talk about, and play songs from his new CD "Inspiration", a beautiful tribute to one of Benson's hero's, Nat King Cole. You can purchase "Inspiration" at: http://amzn.to/125xGOu -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Spike Wilner (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/09/2013 03:39 PM
Run Time: 10:05
Growing up in NYC, Wilner played piano at a young age. His inspiration also came at a young age when he saw a television program on Scott Joplin. Today Wilner is one of the top pianists in NYC, and is co-owner of "Smalls", one of the top jazz clubs in NYC. Wilner's new CD on Posi-Tone records is titled "La Tendresse", and is available at: http://bit.ly/IFVURe -- produced by Nick LeRose

Kathy Kosins (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/01/2013 09:49 AM
Run Time: 12:30
"She thinks like a musician" is one of the finest compliments you can give a jazz vocalist, and Detroit native Kathy Kosins is often at the tail end of that comment. In the 80's Kosins worked with legendary producer Don Was, among others, and later toured with Was/Not Was. Though jazz was always a part of her musical tastes, it was in the early 90's when she fell hard for jazz, and hasn't looked back. Her latest CD release on Resonance Records is titled "To The Lades Of Cool", and you can purchase this great disc at: http://bit.ly/HsoYgV -- produced by Andrea Swick

Gary Smulyan (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/25/2013 04:39 PM
Run Time: 11:10
As a teenager growing up on Long Island, Gary Smulyan took the the alto saxophone. Within a few years, while still in High School, Smulyan was sitting in on sets with Chet Baker & Lee Konitz, among others. Today, Smulyan is one of the top baritone players in the world, regularly winning awards from jazz magazines Downbeat, and Jazz Times. His new CD is titled "Smuls Paradise," and you can purchase this great new release at: http://garysmulyan.com/ -- produced by Andrea Swick

RJ and The Assignment (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/19/2013 05:48 AM
Run Time: 11:10
The new release by RJ and The Assignment is a must listen for fans of piano jazz, and for fans of jazz that aren't afraid to embrace other genre's. RJ, aka Reginald Johnson hails from Chicago, and now lives in Las Vegas. RJ incorporates soul, R&B and even a little hip-hop into his jazz. This is a killer release by an artist we'll be keeping a close eye on. You can purchase the bands latest release, "Deceiving Eyes" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rjandtheassignment -- produced by Nick LeRose

Raquel Cepeda (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/11/2013 04:46 PM
Run Time: 13:30
The term "multi-talented" can be overused, but vocalist Raquel Cepeda isn't just a multi-talented artist. She's plain old "multi-talented." A geologist by trade, Cepeda is also a talented visual artist, writer, and dancer. On this podcast, Cepeda describes how "I'm Confession" came to be, and how she came to music in the first place. You can purchase "I'm Confessin'" at: http://bit.ly/135DGmk -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Jeffrey Gimble (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/05/2013 03:26 PM
Run Time: 12:15
On this podcast, vocalist Jeffrey Gimble talks proudly about, and features songs from his debut CD "Beyond Up High", which was produced by Mark Winkler and included pianist and arranger Tamir Hendelman. Gimble also talks about growing up in a jazz household, and how he initially gravitated toward musicals and acting. You can purchase "Beyond Up High" at: http://www.jeffreygimble.com/#!music/c1yi7 -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Lou Pallo (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/28/2013 06:40 AM
Run Time: 8:33
A longtime guitarist in Les Paul's band, Lou Pallo has released a tribute to his former leader and friend. On this podcast, Pallo talks about meeting Les Paul, and about putting together "Thank You Les", which you can purchase at: http://amzn.to/PMCtu5 -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

George Benson (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/21/2013 09:56 AM
Run Time: 31:00
We were thrilled to have George Benson join us for 30 minutes on the air this week to talk about, and play songs from his new CD "Inspiration", a beautiful tribute to one of Benson's hero's, Nat King Cole. You can purchase "Inspiration" at: http://amzn.to/125xGOu -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Geof Bradfield (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/12/2013 05:09 PM
Run Time: 17:00
On his new CD titled "Melba!", saxophonist and educator Geof Bradfield shines a light on trombonist, arranger and educator Melba Liston, a contemporary of Dizzy Gillespie and Randy Weston, among others. Melba illuminates the many facets of Liston's career and life. You can purchase "Melba!" at: http://www.geofbradfield.com/live/ -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Lenny Marcus (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/01/2013 01:11 PM
Run Time: 11:00
Growing up, pianist Lenny Marcus was in regular company with some of the great jazz players of all time. We'll let him tell you about some of those greats as he narrates the story of his brand new CD "Peace For Beethoven", which you can purchase at: http://lennymarcusmusic.com/music/ -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Glenn Wilson (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/17/2013 10:17 AM
Run Time: 10:15
A prodigious talent living now in Central IL, baritone saxophonist Glenn Wilson is a 15+ year veteran of the NYC Jazz Scene. One of his recent incarnations is a group he calls "TromBeri." On this podcast, Wilson explains the origin of the band, and talks about the concept behind their CD "The Devils Hopyard", which can be purchased at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/trombari -- podcast produced by Klare White

Roger Davidson (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/10/2013 08:45 AM
Run Time: 12:35
For years, Davidson has been infusing his jazz with Classical and Brazilian flavors to rave reviews. His latest CD is titled "We Remember Helen," and on this podcast, Davidson talks about "Helen," and gives background on a few selections from this tasty release. You can purchase "We Remember Helen" at: http://amzn.to/UKyv7O -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

Gregory Porter (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/03/2013 05:13 PM
Run Time: 12:30
One of the exciting young voices in jazz, Porter is a Grammy nominee who's third release, "Be Good" is one of the finest vocal jazz releases of 2012. On this podcast, Porter talks about jazz, his mothers influence on his life, and his new CD, which you can purchase at: http://www.gregoryporter.com/store/ -- produced by Andrea Swick

Mark Winkler (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/17/2013 08:06 AM
Run Time: 12:00
One of our favorite jazz cats is out with a new CD - a tribute to Laura Nyro titled "The Laura Nyro Project." On this podcast, Winkler talks about his latest "project" and gets us up to date on all the other projects he's been involved with in the last 5-6 years, including his jazz musical "Play it Cool", and his Off Broadway musical "Naked Boys Singing", among others. You can purchase "The Laura Nyro Project" at: http://goo.gl/0MZfr -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Karen Marguth (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/27/2013 11:15 AM
Run Time: 12:00
California native Karen Marguth is a talented vocalist, educator and radio host. On this podcast Marguth talks about her critically acclaimed new double CD ""Away With Words," which you can purchase at: http://karenmarguth.com/recordings/ -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Roberta Donnay (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/22/2013 12:46 PM
Run Time: 10:30
Donnay was attracted to jazz music at a very young age, and is particularly drawn to the jazz music of the Prohibition era. On this podcast, Donnay talks about her jazz attraction, as well as the Prohibition sound she incorporated into her latest CD,"A Little Sugar." You can purchase this cool disc at: http://www.robertadonnay.com/ -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Frank Unzueta (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/15/2013 10:10 AM
Run Time: 12:30
This debut CD from southern California pianist/composer Frank Unzueta, is one of the most beautiful releases of the last year. Gorgeous original melodies permeate "Thoughts Revealed", which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/frankunzueta -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Jim Pearce (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/08/2013 12:32 PM
Run Time: 11:45
A witty lyricist and writer of beautiful melodies, Jim Pearce talks about how he came to jazz, and about his new CD, "You Are An Edgy, Visionary Seer", which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimpearce6 -- produced by Nick LeRose

Inbar Fridman (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/27/2013 09:21 AM
Run Time: 14:45
This Israeli born guitarist, who studied under Gene Bertoncini and performed in the United States for 6 years, is one of the bright young guitarists in jazz today. On this podcast, Fridman talks about her debut CD, "Time Quartet Project", which you can purchase at: http://amzn.to/YZ69Kg -- produced by Nick LeRose

Chris McNulty (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/22/2013 01:01 PM
Run Time: 16:00
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, vocalist/composer Chris McNulty has received critical acclaim since her move to NYC in 1985. Her latest CD "The Song That Sings You Here" is also gathering critical acclaim. On this podcast, McNulty talks about her new CD, and how as a young child she seemed destined for a career in music. You can purchase "The Song That Sings You Here" at:: http://goo.gl/1FxEp -- produced by Nick LeRose

Kevin Mahogany (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/15/2013 02:18 PM
Run Time: 11:00
One of the great voices in jazz today, this Kansas City native sings a little blues, a little swing, a few classic and an original or two on "Old, New, Borrowed and the Blues." On this podcast, you'll hear snippets from the CD, including Mahogany's take on "Autumn Leaves", and he'll answer the question: "Has Tony Bennett made the call yet?" You can purchase "Old, New, Borrowed and the Blues" at: http://bit.ly/14X6LUO -- produced by Nick LeRose

Pamela York (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/07/2013 08:26 AM
Run Time: 12:00
A graduate of Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Pamela York has been enamored with the piano and jazz since she discovered Bill Evans and fellow Canadians Oscar Peterson and Dianna Krall. Her latest CD is the gospel leaning "Lay Down This World: Hymns & Spirituals," which you can purchase at: http://www.pamelayork.com/store/ -- produced by Nick LeRose

Matt Belsante (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/29/2013 09:09 AM
Run Time: 5:00
Young crooner Matt Belsante makes a return visit to Bloomington-Normal on February 9th to headline the GLT Jazz Cabaret. Here's a choice cut from "Blame It On My Youth", a disc Belsante's latest release. You can purchase "Blame It On My Youth" and his excellent "White Christmas" CD at: http://amzn.to/TRBYaR -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Nate Najar (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/23/2013 12:37 PM
Run Time: 12:50
It was 10 years ago this summer that Nate Najar and his band opened the GLT Summer concert. Since then Nate has been busy recording and releases CD's, playing in his band and in other bands. His latest disc is a salute to his hero Charlie Byrd, and in this podcast he talks about Byrd, his family, and how he got to play with the classic Charlie Byrd lineup. You can purchase "Blues For Night People" at: http://www.natenajar.com/store/ -- produced by Jon Norton

Kathy Kosins (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/18/2013 04:49 PM
Run Time: 12:30
"She thinks like a musician" is one of the finest compliments you can give a jazz vocalist, and Detroit native Kathy Kosins is often at the tail end of that comment. In the 80's Kosins worked with legendary producer Don Was, among others, and later toured with Was/Not Was. Though jazz was always a part of her musical tastes, it was in the early 90's when she fell hard for jazz, and hasn't looked back. Her latest CD release on Resonance Records is titled "To The Lades Of Cool", and you can purchase this great disc at: http://bit.ly/HsoYgV -- produced by Andrea Swick

Ron Hart & Gary Fitzgerald (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/11/2013 09:40 AM
Run Time: 12:00
Bassist Gary Fitzgerald and pianist Ron Hart have been friends since they met through jazz guitarist Bill deArango in 1971. Along the way, Hart has played with Dionne Warwick and Sonny Stitt, among others. Fitzgerald toured Europe with drummer Eddie Moore and violinist Michael White, among others. The new CD "April in Paris" is a beautiful recording, and hints that these longtime friends should be recording and playing together frequently. You can purchase "April in Paris" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ronhartgaryfitzgerald -- produced by Andrea Swick

Gregory Porter (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/04/2013 02:31 PM
Run Time: 12:30
One of the exciting young voices in jazz, Porter is a Grammy nominee who's third release, "Be Good" is one of the finest vocal jazz releases of 2012. On this podcast, Porter talks about jazz, his mothers influence on his life, and his new CD, which you can purchase at: http://www.gregoryporter.com/store/ -- produced by Andrea Swick

Claire Daly (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/19/2012 11:53 AM
Run Time: 10:15
From a very early age, Claire Daly knew she wanted jazz to be a major part of her life. On this podcast, this bari sax player describes that moment. one that changed her life. She also talks about her new CD "Baritone Monk", which you can purchase at http://www.clairedalymusic.com/recordingsframe.html -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Derrick Bang, episode 3 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/18/2012 11:43 AM
Run Time: 5:45
On the previous GLT Jazz Next podcast, "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" author Derrick Bang shared the story of how Guaraldi's Top-40 hit song "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" was heard by the creators of the "Peanuts" cartoon specials, and how that led to Guaraldi writing and performing the music for the iconic cartoon specials . In the final installment of this series, Bang talks about how "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" led Guaraldi to another opportunity, an opportunity that became the celestial gig of a lifetime. You can purchase Bang's new book, "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano", at: http://bit.ly/wCmR8P -- podcast produced by Daniel Hajek

Derrick Bang, episode 2 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/13/2012 11:00 AM
Run Time: 8:25
In episode #2 of this three part series, "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" author Derrick Bang narrates the unlikely set of circumstances that led the creators of the "Peanuts" TV series to the man who would write and perform the magical music that became the soundtrack to this iconic cartoon series. You can purchase "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" at: http://bit.ly/wCmR8P -- podcast produced by Daniel Hajek

Derrick Bang, episode 1 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/05/2012 08:59 AM
Run Time: 8:45
Having already authored several books on Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Derrick Bang's latest book chronicles the life of Vince Guaraldi, the man who wrote the music for the animated Peanuts specials that starred Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and Snoopy. But as ubiquitous as his music is today, it seems as if it literally was "fate" that cast Guaraldi onto the Top 40 charts in 1962, which led to .... well, we'll let Bang tell the story in Part 1 of this series. You can purchase "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" at: http://bit.ly/wCmR8P -- podcast produced by Daniel Hajek

Jeremy Manasia (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/30/2012 09:49 AM
Run Time: 11:35
A birthday gift at age seven from his Godmother is where the story of this talented NYC pianist begins. Manasia's new CD on Cellar Live Records, titled "Green Dream" can be purchased at: http://bit.ly/UwpAdP -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

Roger Davidson (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/16/2012 10:19 AM
Run Time: 12:35
For years, Davidson has been infusing his jazz with Classical and Brazilian flavors to rave reviews. His latest CD is titled "We Remember Helen," and on this podcast, Davidson talks about "Helen," and gives background on a few selections from this tasty release. You can purchase "We Remember Helen" at: http://amzn.to/UKyv7O -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

John Lester (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/06/2012 03:48 PM
Run Time: 15:30
Bassist and Vocalist John Lester puts the swing into a number of Classic Rock and early 90's rock tunes on his new CD "Jazz?"
On this podcast, Lester talks a little about how he found the bass, and his thought process behind the album concept, and the choices of songs on this great new CD, which you can purchase at: http://www.johnlestermusic.com/?page_id=61 -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

Lou Pallo (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/25/2012 10:36 AM
Run Time: 8:33
A longtime guitarist in Les Paul's band, Lou Pallo has released a tribute to his former leader and friend. On this podcast, Pallo talks about meeting Les Paul, and about putting together "Thank You Les", which you can purchase at: http://amzn.to/PMCtu5 -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

Deanna Bogart (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/11/2012 07:53 AM
Run Time: 13:00
She's a talented pianist, saxophonist, singer and songwriter. And we got to see all of it at the GLT Summer Concert a few years ago. But on her new CD "Pianoland", Deanna Bogart put her saxophone down. She explains why on the latest GLT Jazz Next podcast. You can purchase "Pianoland" at: http://deannabogart.com/ -- podcast produced by Klare White

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/03/2012 03:58 PM
Run Time: 11:40
The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet mixes vocalese with big band swing to entertain audiences with songs from The Great American Songbook as well as their own finely crafted (and often cleverly written) songs, On this podcast, group leader Ginny Carr talks about the groups origin, the importance of entertaining an audience, and their new CD, which is titled "Hustlin' For A Gig." You can purchase "Hustlin'" at: http://uptownvocaljazzquartet.com/discography/ -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

Steve Einerson (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/28/2012 10:52 AM
Run Time: 10:20
Growing up in suburban Milwaukee, Einerson started playing piano at age five, quickly developed a love for jazz, and eventually studied under David Hazeltine at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Einerson's fun new CD is titled "Arrival", and can be purchased at: http://www.steveeinerson.com/live/ -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

Eric Reed (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/19/2012 02:46 PM
Run Time: 11:13
A child prodigy whose father was a Baptist preacher, Eric Reed absorbed the gospel influence of the church as well as the jazz he was hearing on the radio. Reed's latest CD is a tribute to one of his hero's, Thelonious Monk. On this podcast, Reed talks about Monk, his gospel roots, and some of the songs on his CD, which is titled "The Baddest Monk." You can purchase this disc at: http://ericreed.net/discography.php -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

Glenn Wilson (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/16/2012 02:17 PM
Run Time: 10:15
A prodigious talent living now in Central IL, baritone saxophonist Glenn Wilson is a 15+ year veteran of the NYC Jazz Scene. One of his recent incarnations is a group he calls "TromBeri." On this podcast, Wilson explains the origin of the band, and talks about the concept behind their CD "The Devils Hopyard", which can be purchased at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/trombari -- podcast produced by Klare White

Pearl Django (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/29/2012 01:38 PM
Run Time: 10:15
One of our favorite bands, and not just because they headlined a recent GLT Summer Concert. This gypsy-jazz band has some new additions to their lineup, but their sound, as always, is fun. On this podcast, founding member Rick Leppanen talks about the bands sound, and about their new CD "Eleven", which you can purchase at: http://www.pearldjango.com/files/cdcatalog.htm -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Deborah Shulman (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/24/2012 01:21 PM
Run Time: 12:02
Growing up in a family where both parents were singers and her extended family was full of musicians, Deborah Shulman was destined to pursue the family business, so to speak. This talented singer and musical theater performer has a great new CD with Larry Zalkind titled "Lost in the Stars." On this podcast, Shulman explains how this project came to be, and you'll hear Shulman's very cool take on a song Ella and Louis both made popular. You can purchase "Lost in the Stars" at: http://amzn.to/OAspqo -- podcast produced by Andrea Swick

Lenore Raphael (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/17/2012 11:28 AM
Run Time: 10:43
One of those rare talents who by age three could play nearly every thing she heard by ear, Lenore Raphael is simply one of the great jazz pianists in the field today. You can catch Raphael at many of the big jazz events in the world, including Ottawa International Jazz Festival and the S.S. Oosterdam Floating Jazz Festival, among others. Her latest CD, a collaboration with guitarist Howard Alden, is titled "Loverly", which you can purchase at: http://www.lenoreraphael.com/ -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Juliann Kuchocki (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/09/2012 03:31 PM
Run Time: 10:43
This multi-talented artist has one of freshest vocal releases of the year, titled "Broken Compass." Kuchocki's professional dancing ended with a couple car accidents a decade ago, but her musical career has not suffered. On her new CD, you'll hear Kuchocki's knack for creative songwriting and arranging, her vocal talent, and a cameo from her dancing feet on one number! you can purchase "Broken Compass" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/juliannkuchocki -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Derrick Bang, episode 3 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/23/2012 12:12 PM
Run Time: 5:45
On the previous GLT Jazz Next podcast, "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" author Derrick Bang shared the story of how Guaraldi's Top-40 hit song "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" was heard by the creators of the "Peanuts" cartoon specials, and how that led to Guaraldi writing and performing the music for the iconic cartoon specials . In the final installment of this series, Bang talks about how "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" led Guaraldi to another opportunity, an opportunity that became the celestial gig of a lifetime. You can purchase Bang's new book, "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano", at: http://bit.ly/wCmR8P -- podcast produced by Daniel Hajek

Derrick Bang, episode 2 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/16/2012 09:29 AM
Run Time: 8:25
In episode #2 of this three part series, "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" author Derrick Bang narrates the unlikely set of circumstances that led the creators of the "Peanuts" TV series to the man who would write and perform the magical music that became the soundtrack to this iconic cartoon series. You can purchase "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" at: http://bit.ly/wCmR8P -- podcast produced by Daniel Hajek

Derrick Bang, episode 1 (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/07/2012 04:11 PM
Run Time: 8:45
Having already authored several books on Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Derrick Bang's latest book chronicles the life of Vince Guaraldi, the man who wrote the music for the animated Peanuts specials that starred Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and Snoopy. But as ubiquitous as his music is today, it seems as if it literally was "fate" that cast Guaraldi onto the Top 40 charts in 1962, which led to .... well, we'll let Bang tell the story in Part 1 of this series. You can purchase "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" at: http://bit.ly/wCmR8P -- podcast produced by Daniel Hajek

Virginia Schenck (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/03/2012 11:36 AM
Run Time: 11:34
As it says on Schenck's website, "Give her a Leonard Cohen tune or Bonnie Raitt ballad, and she’ll mix up the rhythms or add a vocal twist, and the song becomes her own." We're liking the creativity we hear from this Atlanta based vocalist. Listen as Schenck narrates the story of her new CD "VA", which can be purchased at: http://virginiaschenck.com/?page_id=118 -- podcast produced by Zach Bernard

Bria Skonberg (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/29/2012 08:23 AM
Run Time: 12:40
This young native of Chilliwack, BC Canada has been racking up awards awards since 2009 for her trumpet, vocal, and songwriting talents. Now living in NYC, Skonberg has just released her 2nd recording, titled "So Is The Day", which you can purchase at: http://www.randomactrecords.com/ -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Frank Unzueta (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/21/2012 09:33 AM
Run Time: 12:30
This debut CD from southern California pianist/composer Frank Unzueta, is one of the most beautiful releases of the year. Gorgeous original melodies permeate "Thoughts Revealed", which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/frankunzueta -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Anne Sajdera (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/14/2012 02:58 PM
Run Time: 12:30
Anne Sajdera is a San Francisco based pianist with a fondness for the beautiful music of Brazil. Her latest CD, "Azul", is a collection of originals and covers of Brazilian greats including Ivan Lins, Chico Pinheiro, and Egberto Gismonti. You can purchase "Azul" at: http://www.annesajdera.com/Music.html -- podcast produced by Nick LeRose

Spike Wilner (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/08/2012 10:46 AM
Run Time: 10:05
Growing up in NYC, Wilner played piano at a young age. His inspiration also came at a young age when he saw a television program on Scott Joplin. Today Wilner is one of the top pianists in NYC, and is co-owner of "Smalls", one of the top jazz clubs in NYC. Wilner's new CD on Posi-Tone records is titled "La Tendresse", and is available at: http://bit.ly/IFVURe -- produced by Nick LeRose

RJ and The Assignment (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/30/2012 11:33 AM
Run Time: 11:10
The new release by RJ and The Assignment is a must listen for fans of piano jazz, and for fans of jazz that aren't afraid to embrace other genre's. RJ, aka Reginald Johnson hails from Chicago, and now lives in Las Vegas. RJ incorporates soul, R&B and even a little hip-hop into his jazz. This is a killer release by an artist we'll be keeping a close eye on. You can purchase the bands latest release, "Deceiving Eyes" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rjandtheassignment -- produced by Nick LeRose

Gregory Porter (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/25/2012 11:06 AM
Run Time: 12:30
One of the exciting young voices in jazz, Porter is a Grammy nominee who's third release, "Be Good" is one of the finest vocal jazz releases of 2012. On this podcast, Porter talks about jazz, his mothers influence on his life, and his new CD, which you can purchase at: http://www.gregoryporter.com/store/ -- produced by Andrea Swick

Halie Loren (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/14/2012 04:02 PM
Run Time: 9:50
Halie Loren is a young vocalist based in Eugene, Oregon. Though still new to U.S. audiences, Loren has made her mark in Asia, Europe, and Canada. Her new CD is titled "Heart First", and can be purchased at: http://www.halieloren.com/ -- produced by Daniel Hajek

Josh Rzepka (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/04/2012 10:09 AM
Run Time: 13:20
Josh Rzepka is talented young trumpeter who performs and records in both classical and jazz styles. This NE Ohio native has another stellar recording currently being heard during GLT Jazz. "Into the Night" is the name of the CD, the title track is the featured song on this podcast. You can purchase "Into the Night" at: http://www.joshrzepka.com/shop -- produced by Klare White

Gary Smulyan (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/19/2012 11:09 AM
Run Time: 11:10
As a teenager growing up on Long Island, Gary Smulyan took the the alto saxophone. Within a few years, while still in High School, Smulyan was sitting in on sets with Chet Baker & Lee Konitz, among others. Today, Smulyan is one of the top baritone players in the world, regularly winning awards from jazz magazines Downbeat, and Jazz Times. His new CD is titled "Smuls Paradise," and you can purchase this great new release at: http://garysmulyan.com/ -- produced by Andrea Swick

Kathy Kosins (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/13/2012 01:27 PM
Run Time: 12:30
"She thinks like a musician" is one of the finest compliments you can give a jazz vocalist, and Detroit native Kathy Kosins is often at the tail end of that comment. In the 80's Kosins worked with legendary producer Don Was, among others, and later toured with Was/Not Was. Though jazz was always a part of her musical tastes, it was in the early 90's when she fell hard for jazz, and hasn't looked back. Her latest CD release on Resonance Records is titled "To The Lades Of Cool", and you can purchase this great disc at: http://bit.ly/HsoYgV -- produced by Andrea Swick

Ron Hart & Gary Fitzgerald (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/04/2012 08:21 AM
Run Time: 12:00
Bassist Gary Fitzgerald and pianist Ron Hart have been friends since they met through jazz guitarist Bill deArango in 1971. Along the way, Hart has played with Dionne Warwick and Sonny Stitt, among others. Fitzgerald toured Europe with drummer Eddie Moore and violinist Michael White, among others. The new CD "April in Paris" is a beautiful recording, and hints that these longtime friends should be recording and playing together frequently. You can purchase "April in Paris" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ronhartgaryfitzgerald
-- produced by Andrea Swick

John Brown (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/29/2012 10:59 AM
Run Time: 11:45
We look forward to hearing new releases from bassist, composer, and bandleader John Brown. His musical sensibility, whether covering other composers or fleshing out his own songs, is always swingin' and melodic. His latest disc is appropriately titled "Quiet Time", and can be purchased at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnbrown4 -- produced by Klare White

Clipper Anderson (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/26/2012 01:08 PM
Run Time: 9:31
Clipper Anderson is a talented bass player, singer, and songwriter based in Seattle. Anderson grew up in Polson, MT, and the land between Polson and Seattle infuses much of his melodic music and sound. You can purchase his new CD "The Road Home" at: http://clipperanderson.com/ -- produced by Klare White

Lorraine Feather (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/15/2012 02:43 PM
Run Time: 12:00
Lorraine Feather is one of the more creative lyricists and songwriters in jazz today. That, and her ear for creative arrangements make for good reasons to anticipate her current projects. Tales of the Unusual is her latest, and it's full of witty lyrics and "unusual" arrangments. You can purchase "Tales of the Unusual" at: http://amzn.to/wVD0Bm -- produced by Andrea Swick

Yuko Kishimoto (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/25/2012 09:36 AM
Run Time: 14:00
Yuko Kishimoto hails from and currently lives in Hiroshima, Japan. But has spent a number of years in the U.S. studying and playing her beloved piano at Michigan State University, later moving to Albany, NY. Kishimoto's debut CD, "Songbook" is packed with catchy originals that showcase her immense talent. You can purchase "Songbook" at: http://www.planetarts.org/ -- produced by Andrea Swick

Christian Tamburr (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/17/2012 12:07 PM
Run Time: 10:00
Christian Tamburr is a multi-talented instrumentalist, proficient on trumpet, drums, piano, and his specialty, the vibraphone. Tamburr began his professional career at the tender age of 14, and along the way has played with some of the biggest names in jazz, incuding Dave Brubeck, Kenny Barron, Tal Farlow, and Clark Terry. His new solo CD is titled "Places", which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/christiantamburr1 -- produced by Klare White

Janice Finlay (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/03/2012 02:25 PM
Run Time: 13:10
Winnipeg native Janice Finlay is often called "a triple threat" in the woodwind world, as she's equally proficient on saxophone, clarinet, and flute. She's played with many of the great names that have come through this Canadian prairie city, as well as in many a pit orchestra for musical theater productions throughout western Canada. Finlay explains on this podcast how Winnipeg is an underrated jazz haven, and she talks about some of the songs on her new CD "Anywhere But Here", which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/janicefinlay2 -- produced by Andrea Swick

Elli Fordyce (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/28/2012 09:36 AM
Run Time: 9:00
Elli Fordyce is a talented singer and actor. Her singing career has had a few bumps in the road, including a 15 year stint without singing, as she says, "not even in the shower". On this podcast, Fordyce talks about those bumps, and about songs from her latest release, titled "Songs Spun of Gold". You can purchase this CD at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ellifordyce2 -- produced by Andrea Swick

Jamie Ousley (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/21/2012 05:05 PM
Run Time: 11:05
Jamie Ousley is noted for being one of the most in-demand bass players in south Florida, and for playing with some of the biggest names in jazz. But he's also a talented songwriter with a flair for beautiful melodies. Ousley penned most of the songs on his new CD "A Sea of Voices", which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jamieousley2 -- produced by Andrea Swick

Stanley Jordan (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/10/2012 12:30 PM
Run Time: 11:02
Stanley Jordan is one of the premier jazz guitarists playing today. His two handed tapping technique allows him to play melody and chords simultaneously. Jordan's new CD is titled "Friends", and on this podcast, Jordan talks about some of those musician friends he got to play on this disc. You can purchase "Friends" at: http://amzn.to/x4Q6XT

Sunnie Paxson (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/09/2011 11:24 AM
Run Time: 12:00
Philadelphia born pianist Sunnie Paxon toured and recorded with Stanley Clarke in th 1980's before moving to Los Angeles to work as a session player. "Bohemian Sun" is Paxon's second CD as a leader, following her 2002 release "Groove Suite." You can purchase this beautiful disc at: http://amzn.to/s0w6dr

Hendrik Meurkens (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/02/2011 11:06 AM
Run Time: 10:05
The German born Hendrik Meurkens fell for Brazilian music at a young age. When he finished his studies at Berklee College Of Music, Meurkens headed to the clubs of Rio to perfect his sound on the samba and bossa nova sounds he so loves. His new CD is a live recording, with Meurkens showing his virtuosity on both the vibes and harmonica. You can purchase "Live at The Birds Eye" at: http://bit.ly/uhIa79

Ed Littlefield (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/18/2011 02:43 PM
Run Time: 11:00
Ed Littlefield is a percussionist who grew up in southeast Alaska. Now living in Seattle, Littlefield's new CD "Walking Between Worlds" is a collage of traditional songs from the Native American Alaskan Tlingít Culture combined with straight ahead jazz treatments and originals. You can purchase this great new disc at: http://amzn.to/v6Zd9U

Mary Louise Knutson (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/03/2011 04:01 PM
Run Time: 16:50
Pianist Mary Louise Knutson has played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie, Dianne Reeves, and Ernie Watts. Knutson is also an accomplished solo artist, with a great new CD titled "In the Bubble". In this podcast, this native of Minneapolis talks about how she got into jazz and about the songs on her new CD, which you can purchase at http://www.marylouiseknutson.com/cd.htm

Andrea Wolper (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/21/2011 11:05 AM
Run Time: 16:50
Brooklyn based Andrea Wolper is a talented songwriter with a flair for creative arrangements and lyrics. Her new CD, "Parallell LIves", which is receiving air-play across the country, features a number of originals, as well as smart covers of Joni Mithcell and Duncan Sheik, among others. You can purchase "Parellel Lives" at: http://andreawolper.com/shop

Warren Wolf (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/14/2011 11:49 AM
Run Time: 14:40
Warren Wolf is one of the top vibraphonist's in jazz today. He started playing the vibes and the drums as very young child in his hometown of Baltimore. As a teen, he studied with Dave Samuels at the prestigious Berklee College Of Music. His latest CD, a self titled affair, just finished a run at the top of the Jazzweek Top 50 chart. You can purchase Wolf's latest CD at: http://www.warrenwolfmusic.com/buy-the-album

Christian Fabian (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/07/2011 12:07 PM
Run Time: 12:33
Bassist Christian Fabian was born in Sweden and raised in Germany. A permanent member of the Lionel Hampton Big Band, Fabian has also played with Jon Hendricks, Gary Burton, and Elvin Jones, among others. Now living in the USA, Fabian is one of the most in-demand bassists in the country, and has a new CD titled "West Coast Session," which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/christianfabian4

Judy Wexler (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/27/2011 03:30 PM
Run Time: 11:14
Judy Wexler is a multi-talented artist. As an actress, she has numerous theater and television credits to her name, including a guest appearance on the TV Show "Frasier." She's also also a talented singer, with an ear for great songs and creative arrangements, which you'll hear on her great new release "Under a Painted Sky." Purchase the disc that critics are raving about at: http://judywexler.com/

Sammy Figueroa (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/20/2011 02:12 PM
Run Time: 9:31
Sammy Figueroa is one of the great musicians of our time. He's recorded with and/or toured with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Chet Baker, David Bowie, and Mariah Carey, among others. He's also a distinguished bandleader and music educator. His latest effort as a leader, "Urban Nature, is titled to Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion. You can purchase this beautiful CD at: http://sammyfigueroa.com/

Larry Vuckovich (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/14/2011 03:38 PM
Run Time: 12:04
Pianist Larry Vuckovich hails from the former country of Yugoslavia. Now living in San Francisco, Vuckovich remembers being a child during World War 2, a time that included German soldiers occuping 3 rooms of his parents house. As you might expect from someone who lived through those times and conditions, Vuckovich's playing and writing is full of feeling and soul. On this podcast, Vuckovich talks about the genesis of his latest CD, titled "Somethin' Special". which is available at: http://amzn.to/o9QmRw

Giacomo Gates (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/09/2011 02:17 PM
Run Time: 11:30
Vocalist Giacomo Gates has been a jazz fan since almost as long as he can remember. After working years in construction that took him all over the country, including Alaska, he finally heeded the advice of his co-workers and headed back home to Connecticut to pursue a career in jazz. Though his latest CD is a collection of songs by the late Gil Scott-Heron, Gates explains in this podcast that the album wasn't meant as a tribute to Scott-Heron. You can purchase "The Revolution Will Be Jazz: The Songs of Gil Scott-Heron" at: http://www.giacomogates.com/frameset.php?page=reviews

Alphonse Mouzon (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/02/2011 12:15 PM
Run Time: 9:47
Alphonse Mouzon was one of the founding members of the seminal fusion band Weather Report in the early 1970's. In addition to an impressive solo career, Mouzon had drummed with some of the biggest names in music, including Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, and Chubby Checker. Mouzon's new release is titled "Angel Face," of which the title track is the featured song on this podcast. You can purchase "Angel Face" at: http://www.tenaciousrecords.com/Purchase_Music.html

Bryan Anthony/Gary Norian Trio (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/11/2011 04:10 PM
Run Time: 7:55
Bryan Anthony is a Houston based singer who has sung with the orchestra's of Glenn Miller, Nelson Riddle, & Tommy Dorsey. He teams with pianist/songwriter Gary Norian on the new CD titled "A Night Like This." You can purchase this disc at: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BryanAnthonyandtheGaryNorianTr

Mark Winkler (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/03/2011 04:44 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Mark Winkler is an award winning singer and lyricist. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Dianne Reeves, Bob Dorough, Liza Minelli, and Randy Crawford. He's also written a number of jazz musicals, some of which have appeared off Broadway, His latest jazz CD is titled "Sweet Spot," which you can purchase at: http://www.markwinklermusic.com/

Sachal Vasandani (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/28/2011 11:58 AM
Run Time: 8:17
One of the great young vocalists in jazz today, Vasandani's new CD "Hi-Fly" has been receiving critical raves from around the world. You can purchase this great new disc at: http://www.sachalvasandani.com/music/ -- podcast produced by Danny Hajek

John Brown (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/18/2011 05:30 PM
Run Time: 14:37
Bassist John Brown heads the jazz program at Duke University in North Carolina. As a performer, he's played with many of the big names in jazz, including Elvin Jones. He's particularly fond of his current trio, as he explains in this podcast. Browns latest CD is an homage to Duke Ellington. You can purchase "Dancing With Duke" at: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnbrown4

Cindy Bradley (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/13/2011 01:35 PM
Run Time: 7:15
Trumpet player Cindy Bradley explores the acid side of jazz on her new release titled "Unscripted." This Buffalo NY native says this album came out of some difficult personal times in the last year. You can purchase "Unscripted" at http://cindybradley.com/

Freddie Hubbard (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/08/2011 12:39 PM
Run Time: 15:45
Resonance Records has just released a live recording of Freddie Hubbard from the famous Keystone Korner Jazz Club. On this podcast, Todd Barkan, former Keystone Korner owner (and now Program director at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, as well as Jazz @ Lincoln Center), explains the process behind this release. You can purchase "Pinnacle: Live & Unreleased at Keystone Korner" at: http://www.resonancerecords.org/release.php?cat=HCD-2007

PT Gazell (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/01/2011 03:11 PM
Run Time: 9:25
Harmonica virtuoso PT Gazell displays a beautiful tone to his tasty tunes on his new CD "2 Days Out." Purchase this great new disc at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ptgazell1

Bill Beach (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/22/2011 05:16 PM
Run Time: 8:55
Portland Oregon native Bill Beach has just released "Buzios," a beautiful CD of original Brazilian music and lyrics. On this podcast, you'll hear Beach talk about his love of Brazilian music, and you'll hear selections from the CD, which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/billbeach2

Monty Alexander (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/16/2011 03:10 PM
Run Time: 11:30
Monty Alexander is one of the most melodic and swingin' pianists alive. On this podcast, Alexander explains the title of his new CD (Uplift) and talks about the time he met and played with Frank Sinatra. You can purchase "Uplift" at: http://jazzlegacyproductions.com/monty_pages/montyalexander.html

Ezra Weiss (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/09/2011 11:58 AM
Run Time: 10:35
Ezra Weiss is a talented up and coming pianist living in Portland, Oregon. Weiss has been a fan of the late Shirley Horn for years, and pays homage to her on his new CD "The Shirley Horn Suite", which you can purchase at: http://ezraweiss.com/

Roland Vazquez (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/26/2011 11:49 AM
Run Time: 13:12
Roland Vazquez is a composer/drummer/clinician now living in New York City. On this podcast, Vazquez explains his history in Los Angeles and New York City, and talks about songs from his new Latin Big Band CD, "The Visitor" which can be purchased at: http://www.rolandvazquez.com/

Rondi Charleston (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/17/2011 03:27 PM
Run Time: 7:29
Rondi Charleston says jazz radio was a constant companion in her Chicago home. Her father was a jazz fiend, her mother sang and taught voice. The only daughter in the family soaked up the passion and love for this great music. "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" is her latest release, which you can purchase at: http://motema.downloadcentric.net/app?page=Artist&service=external&artistId=D06036E80GIRK29CX0CFA

Sean Smith (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/13/2011 11:01 AM
Run Time: 8:10
Sean Smith is a NYC based bass player/composer who can be heard at Big Apple venues including the 55 Bar, Birdland, Smalls and the Blue Note. His new CD is titled "Trust," and in this podcast, Smith explains the origin of the title and talks about a few of the songs on this disc, including the featured track, "Japanese Folk Song," You can purchase "Trust" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/seansmithquartet

N. Glenn Davis (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/06/2011 12:33 PM
Run Time: 6:30
Cleveland native Glenn Davis is a talented drummer who has just released his third CD as a leader. It's melodic mainstream affair with pianist Mark Soskin and double-bass player Peter Dominguez. You can purchase "What Could Be" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nglenndavis2

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/29/2011 04:24 PM
Run Time: 5:05
The "A" in "A&M" Records has recorded his second full length CD with his wife Lani Hall. On "I Feel You", the duo cover a number of standards, The Beatles, and others, including our featured song - Vince Guaraldi's "Cast Your Fate to the Wind." You can purchase "I Feel You" at: http://www.amazon.com/I-Feel-You-Herb-Alpert/dp/B004H0B00S

Monika Herzig (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/22/2011 02:23 PM
Run Time: 10:00
Monika Herzig is a Professor of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington. The majority of the songs on her new CD/DVD "Come With Me" are originals, including our featured song "Paradise On Ice." On this podcast, Herzig gives some background on the CD, as well as some funny stories behind the songs. You can purchase "Come With Me" at: http://www.owlstudios.com/webstore/product_info.php?products_id=66&osCsid=041df7e2cfbc6bf10ec14f29adbc4ac8

Jessica Williams (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/14/2011 02:08 PM
Run Time: 9:39
Jessica Williams is the personification of the reason we started GLT Jazz Next. One of the GREAT pianists in jazz today, Williams is an artist whose talents could use A LOT more sunshine. Here's a cut from her new Coltrane tribute "Freedom Trane," which you can purchase at: https://www5.cruzio.com/w5a126/jessicawilliams_order.html

Lynne Arriale (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/25/2011 04:21 PM
Run Time: 4:45
Lynne Arriale is one of the finest jazz pianists working today, and one heck of a songwriter. "Dance of the Rain" is an original from her new CD titled "Convergence," which you can purchase at: http://www.lynnearriale.com/music.php

Dave Miller Trio (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/18/2011 02:41 PM
Run Time: 5:30
Pianist Dave Miller and his trio (bassist Mario Suraci and drummer Bill Belasco) are a staple of the San Francisco Bay Area jazz scene. "Rapture" is the bands new release on Summit Records, and you can purchase this straight ahead CD at: http://davemillerjazz.com/

The Nightcrawlers (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/11/2011 02:19 PM
Run Time: 7:00
Drummer Jesse Cahill and saxophonist Corey Weeds are two talented musicians putting their jazz stamp on the fertile music city of Vancouver, B.C. Cahill and Weeds play in a number of bands, including "The Nightcrawlers," a group whose stated purpose is to continue the tradition of the 1950's and 1960's organ combo's. You can purchase the CD "Down in the Bottom" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ncrawlersmusic2

Gene Ludwig (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/01/2011 09:51 AM
Run Time: 9:33
In the liner notes, Pattye Ludwig says "Love Notes of Cole Porter" is a gift back to her late husband Gene, who passed away in July of 2010. Gene Ludwig was a tremendous B-3 player, as explained on this podcast by the head of Big-O Records, Jim Alfredson. You can purchase "Love Notes of Cole Porter" at: http://www.geneludwig.com/pages/music.html

The Jazz Professors (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/17/2011 03:36 PM
Run Time: 7:55
Five Professors of Music at the University of Central Florida show their chops on a live recording from March 2010. Purchase "Live from the UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival" at: http://music.ucf.edu/flyinghorserecords/jazzprofessors.php

Josie Falbo (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/04/2011 02:01 PM
Run Time: 4:07
Josie Falbo is a voice you've heard on dozens of TV and radio commercials, but unless you live in Chicago, this may be your first chance to hear Falbo sing jazz standards. You can purchase "Taylor Street" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/josiefalbo

Bob Szajner (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/21/2011 03:58 PM
Run Time: 6:29
Bob Szajner (pronounced ZAY-ner) is one of the "under the radar" players that needs more recognition. Born and raised in Detroit's fertile jazz scene, Szajner worked for a number of the great players to come out of Detroit. The featured song comes from Szajner's 2008 release "On The Bench In The Zone," which has been released on Quixotic Records in 2011. You can purchase this disc at: http://db.cadencebuilding.com//public/searchresults/?description_option=contains&description= &title_option=contains&title=&label_option=contains&Label= quixotic&price_option=lte&Price=&Number=5010

Pena (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/14/2011 03:37 PM
Run Time: 6:20
Pena is the brainchild of Minnesota guitarist Cory Wong, who spent a week in Lima, Peru studying and recording music native to the coastal region of Peru. Quizas Un Dia Asi is our featured song this week. You can purchase this CD/DVD compilation at: https://secretstashrecords.com/products-page/cds/pena-cddvd/

Serafin (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/07/2011 05:08 PM
Run Time: 3:50
Serafin LaRiviere is a Toronto based vocalist with an incredible range, and a sound similar to Mick Hucknall of the 80's pop band Simply Red. Serafin is also a talented songwriter, as evidenced by this weeks featured song. You can purchase his new CD, "Love's Worst Crime" at http://serafin.ca/listen.htm

Cyrus Chestnut (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/30/2010 12:02 PM
Run Time: 6:38
Cyrus Chestnut has deep roots in gospel, having played piano in his church at the age of 6. He also has deep roots in classical music, studying at the Peabody Prep School in his native Baltimore. You can hear those influences and others in his new release "Journeys." "Little Jon" is one of our favorites from this great release, which you can purchase at: http://www.amazon.com/Journeys-Cyrus-Chestnut/dp/B003YCI1X4

Greg Ruby (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/15/2010 01:07 PM
Run Time: 7:08
Greg Ruby is a one time member of Pearl Django, a band heard often during GLT Jazz. (And a band that headlined the GLT Summer concert a few years ago.) Ruby continues the Hot Club sound on his new CD "Look Both Ways", which you can purchase at: http://gregrubyguitar.com/?page_id=341

Heavy Tin (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/08/2010 04:35 PM
Run Time: 6:17
One reviewer called the Boston based "Heavy Tin" a cross between The Bad Plus and Bud Powell. Here's the lead track from their new CD "re-FUSED", which you can purchase at: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/heavytin2

Leslie Pintchik (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/03/2010 02:44 PM
Run Time: 6:18
Leslie Pintchik is an extaordinary talent. She's a gifted literary writer, song composer and pianist. Her new CD is titled "We're Here to Listen." Our featured track is a Pintchik original. You can buy the entire CD at: http://www.lesliepintchik.com/recordings.html

Doug Webb (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/19/2010 12:56 PM
Run Time: 10:08
You've probably heard Doug Webb's saxophone work in dozens of movies and TV shows, most notably in the TV show "The Simpsons", where he is the music of Lisa Simpson's saxophone. Webb's new CD "Midnight" is available at: http://posi-tone.com/doug-webb/midnight.html

Alison Ruble (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/12/2010 01:50 PM
Run Time: 7:39
Chicago native Alison Ruble is a creative vocalist with a fantastic sophomore release titled "Ashland." From that album, here's her take on Harold Arlen's classic "Let's Fall in Love." You can purchase "Ashland" at http://www.alisonruble.com/music.html

Tomas Janzon (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/01/2010 11:20 AM
Run Time: 9:40
Tomas Janzon is native of Sweden now living in the U.S. "Float" is a song from his new CD "Experiences, which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/janzon3

The Kora Band (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/24/2010 04:49 PM
Run Time: 3:09
The Kora Band out of Portland Oregon mixes their jazz with traditional West African rhythms. Purchase their new CD "Cascades" at: http://www.oa2records.com/oa2/recordings/recording.php?TitleID=22073

Lexicon (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/17/2010 10:10 AM
Run Time: 4:21
Four young guys from Central IL showcase their wide ranging influenced on their self titled debut CD. "Riddled" is our featured track this week on GLT Jazz Next. Purchase the full CD at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Lexicon

Jay D'Amico (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/11/2010 06:29 PM
Run Time: 5:06
One of our favorites from exactly two years ago. You can purchase "Tuscan Prelude"@ http://cdbaby.com/cd/jaydamico4

Jamie Ousley (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/03/2010 02:22 PM
Run Time: 8:50
Bassist/songwriter Jamie Ousley is one of the more melodic songwriters on the jazz scene today. You can buy his new CD "Back Home" at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/JamieOusley1

Takao Iwaki (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/20/2010 04:46 PM
Run Time: 5:53
"Fallin' Chestnuts" is the lead track to the recording debut of saxophonist Takao Iwaki. You can purchase "Introducing" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/TakaoIwaki

Mike Clark (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/05/2010 03:41 PM
Run Time: 7:50
Mike Clark was a child prodigy, hitting the road with his father before he turned 10 years old. In his early 20's he hit the road with Herbie Hancock's Headhunters. Though he considers himself a be-bopper, Clark is a mean funk, blues & R&B drummer as well. His latest CD "Carnival of Soul" is built around the organ trio concept. You can buy this CD at: http://www.amazon.com/Carnival-Soul-Dig-Mike-Clark/dp/B003INBO1K

Michael Pagan (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/29/2010 01:36 PM
Run Time: 7:03
Michael Pagan is a pianist deserving wider recognition. Currently Director of Marketing and Communications at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. Previously, Pagan served on the faculty of many fine jazz studies programs, most recently at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory. "Three for the Ages" is original from the CD of the same name. You can purchase this disc at: http://caprirecords.com/index.php?mact=ShopMadeSimple,cntnt01,fe_product_detail,0&cntnt01product_id=116&cntnt01returnid=15

the Craig Russo Latin Jazz Project (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/22/2010 04:25 PM
Run Time: 10:00
Now living in Central IL, Craig Russo has traveled to Cuba a number of times to study and assimilate the great Latin grooves you heard in that country every day. "Melodious Funk" is today's featured track from Russo's new release "Mambo Influenciado." Buy this CD at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/russolatinjazzproj2

Steve Davis (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/16/2010 10:56 AM
Run Time: 6:02
Trombonist Steve Davis is one of the great players in jazz today. This alumnus of Jackie McLean's Hartt School of Music has a new CD on Posi-Records titled "Images." "Twain's World" comes from that CD. You can purchase "Images" at: http://www.posi-tone.com/

Azar Lawrence (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/09/2010 05:23 PM
Run Time: 8:41
Azar Lawrence is a saxophonist who has played with some of the giants of jazz. Here's the title track to his new "Mystic Journey" CD, which you can buy at: http://www.amazon.com/Mystic-Journey-Azar-Lawrence/dp/B003JP9Q9Y

Jose James (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/01/2010 01:56 PM
Run Time: 7:57
Jose James is a talented young singer better known in the Hip Hop world. Here's a beautiful take on "Lush Life." By the CD at: http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist/music/detail.aspx?pid=12129&aid=7376

Ramsey Lewis (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/17/2010 03:29 PM
Run Time: 12:31
One of our favorite Jazz Next podcasts from the last year. The Legendary Ramsey Lewis wrote and recorded an album of songs for the Joffrey Ballet. The lead track is our featured song. Buy "Songs from the Heat: Ramsey Plays Ramsey" at http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/albums/Songs-from-the-Heart-Ramsey-Plays-Ramsey/

Dr. Lonnie Smith (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/11/2010 12:01 PM
Run Time: 7:45
Dr. Lonnie Smith was part of some killer groups in the 60's and is one of the premier Hammond B-3 players in the world today. You can buy his new CD "Spiral" at: http://www.amazon.com/Spiral-Dr-Lonnie-Smith/dp/B003G4IX9M

Bob Mamet (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/04/2010 05:47 PM
Run Time: 3:56
Bob Mamet is an accomplished pianist and songwriter, having written hundreds of songs for TV and film. You can purchase his latest CD "Impromptu" at: http://www.amazon.com/Impromptu-Bob-Mamet/dp/B0038W51N8

Cynthia Scott (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/28/2010 04:12 PM
Run Time: 7:10
Revisiting one of our favorite CD's from 2009. Jazz vocalist/songwriter Cynthia Scott writes soulful jazz with lyrics not usually heard in jazz songs. "Dream For One Bright World" is available at http://www.cynthiascott.com/Cynthia_Scott/CD_Purchases.html

Beat Kaestli (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/21/2010 03:58 PM
Run Time: 5:50
Kaestli is a Swiss native now living in NYC. His new CD is titled "Invitation," which you can purchase at http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=8161036. Here's a ballad from this CD.

Richard Blake (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/13/2010 04:39 PM
Run Time: 6:51
Guitarist Richard Blake has so much feeling coming out of so much restraint. Richard Blake Plays Midtown at Midnight is a collection of tasty covers and one original, which is our featured song on GLT Jazz Next. Purchase your own copy of this great CD at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/richardblake2

Jim Pearce (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/07/2010 05:34 PM
Run Time: 8:02
Comparisons to Dave Frishberg are valid, but Pearce has his own style and sense of humor. "I'm In The Twilight Of a Mediocre Career" features his usual self effacing humor and wonderful piano chops. But don't be fooled by the title. His songs have been featured on network TV shows and he's received numerous awards for his songwriting. Buy this CD at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimpearce1

Rufus Reid (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/29/2010 12:49 PM
Run Time: 8:07
Reid is a monster bass player who got his first break playing with Eddie Harris in Chicago in the 60's. His new CD as a leader is titled "Out Front." "Glory" is the lead track and the featured song this week on GLT Jazz Next. You can purchase "Out Front" at http://www.jazzcares.com/product_detail.php?pid=693

Julian Yeo (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/16/2010 04:25 PM
Run Time: 4:00
Yeo's retro sound would have fit well in the 1920's alongside Flappers and Al Capone. This Aussie, now living in NYC, is out with his 2nd vocal release. You can purchase "Deep Purple Dreams" at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/JulianYeo1

John Basile (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/07/2010 03:37 PM
Run Time: 3:50
Guitarist John Basile is a Berklee College of Music grad who loved playing in soulful organ based bands in the 1970's. He returns to his roots on "No Apologies." Buy this CD at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/basile4

Ehud Asherie (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/01/2010 12:11 PM
Run Time: 6:00
Asherie is one of the up and coming pianists on the NYC jazz scene. This track is an original from his new release on Posi-Tone Records, "Modern Life." Purchase this tasty, melodic release at http://www.posi-tone.com/mlife/mlife.html

Lorraine Feather (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/17/2010 01:37 PM
Run Time: 8:47
Lorraine Feather is the daughter of legendary jazz critic Leonard Feather, the Goddaughter of Billie Holiday and one of the finest lyricists in jazz today. Her new album is titled "Ages," the song you're about to hear is titled "The Girl With The Lazy Eye." You can purchase "Ages" at: http://www.amazon.com/Ages-Lorraine-Feather/dp/B0031OSBL2/ref=sr_1_1/186-9077992-2045326?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1268851211&sr=1-1

Jason Bodlovich (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/10/2010 01:51 PM
Run Time: 7:29
Fluent in jazz, blues, funk, rock and brazillian music, Bodlovich is a guitarists guitarist. This is the title track to his new CD "The Culprit," which you can purchase at http://www.jasonbodlovich.com/discography.php

Lin McPhillips (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/05/2010 03:13 PM
Run Time: 5:52
Lin McPhillips is a vocalist with an avante-garde background. With the jazz fusion group Solar Plexus, she would use her voice as a horn. This is her latest release, the straight ahead "My Shining Hour." You can buy this CD at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/linmcphillips

Babik (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/26/2010 11:23 AM
Run Time: 4:02
Babik has been scorching the American music scene with their gypsy jazz since 2005, winning a number of "best band" awards in their hometown of Buffalo and thrilling audiences everywhere with their live show. You can purchase their latest release "American Gypsy" at: http://www.babikjazz.com/products.html

Matt Belsante (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/17/2010 10:28 AM
Run Time: 4:58
Our featured performer at the GLT Jazz Cabaret a couple weeks ago. Belsante is a graduate of Vanderbuilt University in Nashville. You can purchase "Blame It On My Youth" at http://cdbaby.com/cd/mattbelsante2

John Stein (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/12/2010 04:36 PM
Run Time: 11:06
Guitarist John Stein is an Associate Professor of Music in the Harmony Department at the Berkeley College of Music in Boston. He's also a whale of a player, as evidenced by this smoking set. His new CD is titled "Raising The Roof", the track you're about to hear is an homage to legendary drummer Elvin Jones. You can purchase "Raising The Roof" at http://www.amazon.com/Raising-Roof-Dig-John-Stein/dp/B002WSYLTO

Jeff Rupert (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/04/2010 04:54 PM
Run Time: 6:58
Jeff Rupert has played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Mel Torme, Benny Carter and Diane Schurr. During this podcast, Rupert explains the origin of the title of his new CD "Memphis to Mobile" as well as the inspiration behind some of the songs on the disc. "Chasin' Tail" is the featured track, and no, the title doesn't refer to women. Purchase "From Memphis to Mobile" at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffrupert

David Leonhardt (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/28/2010 11:43 AM
Run Time: 9:09
Pianist David Leonhardt spent 25 years with David "Fathead" Newman and was Music Director for vocalist Jon Hendricks for four years. His latest CD is a fusion of his two musical loves: Classical & Jazz. You can purchase "Bach to the Blues at https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davidleonhardt

Mike Longo (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/22/2010 01:09 PM
Run Time: 5:44
Mike Longo is one of the monster pianists in jazz today. He learned the ropes as a student of Oscar Peterson and in the Dizzy Gillespie band. His new CD "Sting Like a Bee" can be purchased at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikelongo10

Greg Reitan (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/15/2010 05:35 PM
Run Time: 7:12
Reitan is a Los Angeles based pianist with some serious game. You can purchase this CD at http://www.amazon.com/Antibes-Greg-Reitan/dp/B002VGG8WA

Steve Hobbs (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/08/2010 04:17 PM
Run Time: 7:33
Hobbs is a monster vibes player out of Raleigh, NC. His southern roots are the genesis of his song choices on "Vibes, Straight Up". You can purchase this CD at http://www.amazon.com/Vibes-Straight-Steve-Hobbs-Quartet/dp/B002HIELXK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1260939810&sr=8-7

Denise La Grassa (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/30/2009 03:51 PM
Run Time: 4:00
La Grassa is a Chicago singer/songwriter now living in Central IL. You can purchase "April Dreams" at http://www.deniselagrassa.com

Bill Mays (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/18/2009 12:40 PM
Run Time: 8:45
At one point, Mays was deep in Hollywood working on movie soundtracks. So "Mays at the Movies" is a natural release . Buy this CD at http://www.billmays.net/discography.html

John Cutrone, Carmen Leggio, Bucky Pizzarelli & Jerry Bruno (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/10/2009 02:41 PM
Run Time: 5:43
This Connecticut quartet recorded one of the great straight ahead albums of 2009. Buy this CD at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jcbpcljb

Mark Isham & Kate Ceberano (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/03/2009 04:41 PM
Run Time: 5:43
"Bittersweet" is a beautiful CD of standards by trumpeter Mark Isham & vocalist Kate Ceberano. Listen to their take on "Skylark". Buy this CD at http://www.amazon.com/Bittersweet/dp/B0027R8QMS

Lenore Raphael (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/25/2009 04:08 PM
Run Time: 7:38
An encore edition of GLT Jazz Next. Lenore is one of the finest pianists working in NYC. She also host her own weekly jazz show! Buy this CD by clicking http://www.swinginfox.com/

Daryl Sherman (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/20/2009 03:47 PM
Run Time: 5:00
Sherman is the daughter of trombone man Sammy Sherman. Here, she covers Johnny Mercer, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of this great lyricist. Buy "Johnny Mercer: A Centennial Tribute" at http://www.arborsrecords.com

Sashal Vasandani (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/04/2009 03:15 PM
Run Time: 5:25
This vocalist and Chicago native is now a regular on the NYC Jazz Scene. Buy "We Move" at http://www.mackavenue.com/catalog/detail/we_move/

Ramsey Lewis (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/27/2009 01:14 PM
Run Time: 12:31
The Legendary Ramsey Lewis wrote and recorded an album of songs for the Joffrey Ballet. The lead track is our featured song. Buy "Songs from the Heat: Ramsey Plays Ramsey" at http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/albums/Songs-from-the-Heart-Ramsey-Plays-Ramsey/

Mike DiRubbo (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/14/2009 03:25 PM
Run Time: 7:40
DiRubbo is an Alto player who studied under the legendary Jackie MacLean. Buy "Repercussion" at http://www.posi-tone.com

Godfathers Of Groove (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/07/2009 02:28 PM
Run Time: 4:50
Grant Green Jr, Bernard Purdie & Rueben Wilson. Buy "Godfathers Of Groove" at http://www.allegro-music.com/18v/

Dan Musselman (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/23/2009 11:56 AM
Run Time: 4:20
Musselman has been tearing up the clubs of Minneapolis & St. Paul with his piano skills. Buy "Ruminations" at http://www.danmusselman.com/index.php?content=8

John Miller & the Romaniacs (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/17/2009 11:01 AM
Run Time: 2:51
Guitarist Miller has played with Dobie Gray & Cab Calloway. A Central Illinois staple, Miller says this Hot Club incarnation is the most fun he's ever had in music. To purchase "French Kiss," send an email to John @ jmromaniacs@gmail.com

Stefon Harris (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/11/2009 04:17 PM
Run Time: 6:39
Vibraphonist Stefon Harris is one of jazz's rising stars "Urbanus" is available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HWUU0Y?ie=UTF8&tag=fortress04-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002HWUU0Y

Kat Walker (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/03/2009 11:36 AM
Run Time: 5:21
Kat's new CD if full of jazz standards. Here's her take on an Ellington classic! "Jazz Skat Gumbo" is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/katwalker

Jon Mayer (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/19/2009 05:10 PM
Run Time: 6:45
The veteran pianist, not the young guitar slinger! "Nightscape" is available at http://www.reservoirmusic.com/197.html

Art Lillard's On Time Band (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/13/2009 12:46 PM
Run Time: 5:32
NYC drummer & bandleader. "It's Time" is available at http://www.summitrecords.com/

Gerald Clayton (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/29/2009 03:12 PM
Run Time: 6:54
Gifted young keyboard player. "Two-Shade" is available at http://www.artistshare.com/home/project_experience.aspx?artistID=122&projectId=203

Sam Yahel (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/23/2009 08:30 AM
Run Time: 6:15
NYC keyboard player. "Hometown" is available at http://www.positone.com

Travis Wesley (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/16/2009 03:47 PM
Run Time: 6:40
Central IL keyboard player with a "jones" for the Fender Rhodes. "Sections" is available at http://www.traviswesleyjazz.com

Jim Rotondi (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/08/2009 02:13 PM
Run Time: 6:56
Former trumpeter for Ray Charles with a tribute to his former boss. "Blues for Brother Ray" is available at http://www.posi-tone.com

King David (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/01/2009 03:41 PM
Run Time: 3:47
Some serious swingin' Big Band. "Mr. Success/Chicago" is available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/kingdavidattott

Kendra Shank (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/24/2009 04:28 PM
Run Time: 11:12
NYC vocalist. "Mosaic" is available at the CD link of her website: http://www.kendrashank.com/

Cynthia Scott (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/19/2009 11:17 AM
Run Time: 7:10
Jazz vocalist/songwriter with some soul! "Dream For One Bright World" is available at http://www.cynthiascott.com/Cynthia_Scott/CD_Purchases.html

Larry Slezak (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/12/2009 10:51 AM
Run Time: 7:49
Soulful Houston saxophonist! Buy "No Worries" at http://cdbaby.com/cd/larryslezak

Antti Sarpila (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/03/2009 01:41 PM
Run Time: 5:36
Finnish Saxophonist! Purchase this disc from Arbors Records at http://www.arborsrecords.com

Sean Lyons (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/27/2009 02:50 PM
Run Time: 7:32
Fantastic young tenor player! Buy "Roar of Lyons" at http://www.posi-tone.com/

Eric Johnson (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/13/2009 03:37 PM
Run Time: 7:10
Way too under the radar guitarist! Buy "Supahighway" at http://clarionjazz.com/superhighway/index.html

Rahshad Muhammad (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/05/2009 12:31 PM
Run Time: 5:51
Funky L.A. based trumpeter! Buy "Doin It For Self" at http://cdbaby.com/cd/rahshad

Nancy Wright (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/29/2009 05:24 PM
Run Time: 9:10
Bluesy Tenor who's first tour was with John Lee Hooker! Buy "Moanin" at http://cdbaby.com/cd/nancywright

Antonio Valdetaro (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/23/2009 02:30 PM
Run Time: 8:18
Romantic Brazilian guitarist. To buy "Leticia", contact Antonio directly at contact@antoniovaldetaro.com

Terrence Brewer (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/07/2009 01:35 PM
Run Time: 9:09
Bay area guitarist with an homage to Wes Montgomery. You can buy "Goin Wes" at http://www.terrencebrewer.com/audio.html

Greg Reitan (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/24/2009 04:10 PM
Run Time: 6:44
Talented young composer/pianist. Buy "Some Other Time" at http://www.sunnysiderecords.com/release_detail.php?releaseID=423

Red Holloway (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/18/2009 02:32 PM
Run Time: 7:23
Bluesy saxophonist still making GREAT music. Buy this disc at http://www.delmark.com/

Devin Kelly Organ Trio (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/13/2009 11:37 AM
Run Time: 6:57
Kelly is the drummer. Debut CD is titled "First Things First. Buy this disc at http://www.devinkelly.net

Corey Wong (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/04/2009 05:05 PM
Run Time: 5:44
Young guitarist doing great things in Minneapolis. Purchase "Even, Uneven" at http://www.target.com/Even-Uneven-Cory-Wong-Quartet/dp/B001QX9XTE

Claudio Roditi (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/18/2009 03:03 PM
Run Time: 4:36
One of the more underrated trumpeters of today. Buy this great new CD by clicking http://www.amazon.com/Brazilliance-X4-Claudio-Roditi/dp/B001M6AI3A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1233625805&sr=8-1

Lenore Raphael (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/11/2009 04:16 PM
Run Time: 7:38
One of the finest pianists you'll hear ... anywhere. Buy this funky new CD by clicking http://www.swinginfox.com/

Karl Walters jr Trio (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/05/2009 03:09 PM
Run Time: 3:28
Young Brooklyn based band. Buy this funky new CD by clicking http://kwjtrio.com/

Mark O'Connor (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/27/2009 10:47 AM
Run Time: 7:35
Plays the fiddle as if it was his third arm. Purchase "Live in New York" by clicking http://www.amazon.com/Mark-OConnors-Swing-Trio-Live/dp/B000AP2ZXK

John Temmerman (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/23/2009 10:22 AM
Run Time: 5:44
Chicago Saxophonist. Purchase "Live in Evanston" by clicking http://www.jazzobsession.com/

Marcus Goldhaber (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/16/2009 02:53 PM
Run Time: 4:34
NYC vocalist with a bright future. To buy his CD "Take Me Anywhere", try this link: http://marcusgoldhaber.com/merc.php

Danny Green (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/07/2009 02:48 PM
Run Time: 4:15
27 year old pianist with Latin, Brazillian and Classical influences. You can purchase Green's new CD at http://music.barnesandnoble.com/With-You-in-Mind/Danny-Green/e/884501033671/?itm=1

Dwight West (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/18/2008 04:51 PM
Run Time: 5:00
Vocalist paying respect to the masters. You can purchase West's new CD at http://cdbaby.com/cd/dwightwest

Alva Nelson (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/03/2008 01:16 PM
Run Time: 8:04
NYC Pianist you need to know about. You can purchase "Soul Eyes" at http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/alvanelson

Michael B. & Friends (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/20/2008 02:48 PM
Run Time: 6:10
Tasty tasty pianist. You can purchase "No More Blues" at http://cdbaby.com/cd/michaelbfriends

Russell Gunn (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/12/2008 02:04 PM
Run Time: 6:11
Exciting young trumpeter. You can purchase "Love Stories" at http://www.jazzdepot.com/

Matt Belsante (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/05/2008 12:59 PM
Run Time: 4:58
Young crooner with a beautiful voice. You can purchase "Blame It On My Youth" at http://cdbaby.com/cd/mattbelsante2

Ben Sidran (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/31/2008 09:10 AM
Run Time: 4:45
As election day nears, a poignant song from a talented keyboard player. You can purchase "Cein Noches at http://cdbaby.com/cd/talkingjazz3

Javon Jackson (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/16/2008 12:51 PM
Run Time: 8:02
One of today's finest tenor players. Buy "Once Upon A Melody" at http://www.palmetto-records.net/javon-jackson:once-upon-a-melody,34,145

Greg Chako (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/09/2008 03:14 PM
Run Time: 9:17
Talented American guitarist now living in Japan. Buy "Everybody's Got A Name" at http://cdbaby.com/cd/gregchako9

Harvie S (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/25/2008 10:22 AM
Run Time: 8:20
Gifted bassist plays with pianist Kenny Barron. Buy "Now Was The time" by clicking http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7704351

Nik Payton & Bob Wilber (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/11/2008 04:15 PM
Run Time: 4:24
Teacher and student collaborate. Buy "Swinging The Changes" by clicking http://www.arborsrecords.com

Kelly Rossum (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/05/2008 11:36 AM
Run Time: 8:01
Exciting young trumpeter now living in Minneapolis. Add "Family" to your collection by clicking http://cdbaby.com/cd/rossum5

Jeff Hackworth (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/27/2008 03:36 PM
Run Time: 6:15
NYC tenor man with a big warm tone. Add "Where the Blue Begins" to your collection by clicking http://cdbaby.com/cd/hackworthjeff2

Holly Yarbrough (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/20/2008 05:52 PM
Run Time: 5:05
Mr. Rogers wrote great jazz? You can purchase "Mr. Rogers Swings" @ http://cdbaby.com/cd/hollyyarbrough

George Kahn (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/06/2008 02:35 PM
Run Time: 4:34
West Coast pianist with a great new CD. You can purchase "Cover Up" @ http://cdbaby.com/cd/gkahn7

Lafayette Harris, Jr (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/30/2008 05:16 PM
Run Time: 4:55
A pianist everyone should know. You can purchase his new CD "Trio Talk" @ http://cdbaby.com/cd/lharrisjr3

Joe Baione (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/24/2008 04:49 PM
Run Time: 6:43
Vibist on the rise. You can purchase his new CD "Oh Yeah!" @ http://cdbaby.com/cd/baionejoe

Five Play (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/17/2008 10:38 AM
Run Time: 7:03
A female quintet. Again ... a FEMALE quintet. You can purchase "What The World Needs Now" @ http://www.arborsrecords.com/recordtemplate.html?ProductID=19381

Jay D'Amico (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/09/2008 06:51 PM
Run Time: 5:06
One of the pretties jazz albums of the year. You can purchase "Tuscan Prelude"@ http://cdbaby.com/cd/jaydamico4

Donald Vega (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/02/2008 03:12 PM
Run Time: 6:48
Up and coming pianist studying under Kenny Barron. Get more info on Donald at http://www.donaldvega.com. You can purchase "Tomorrows"@ http://cdbaby.com/cd/laurave

Lorraine Feather (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/26/2008 02:06 PM
Run Time: 3:11
Fantastic vocalist and lyricist. Buy "Language" @ http://cdbaby.com/cd/lorrainefeather

Alison Ruble (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/16/2008 09:14 AM
Run Time: 6:12
Chicago vocalist getting critical raves. Buy "In This is a Bird" @ http://alisonruble.com/music.html

Craig Russo Latin Jazz Project (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/05/2008 03:03 PM
Run Time: 7:28
A killer Latin Jazz band in Central IL? Hear for yourself. Buy "In The Middle" @ http://cdbaby.com/cd/russolatinjazzproj

Irvin Mayfield (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/26/2008 11:43 AM
Run Time: 4:20
New Orleans trumpeter working with the legendary Ellis Marsalis. Buy this CD @ http://www.basinstreetrecords.com/

Nikki Parrott/Rossano Sportiello (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/20/2008 01:32 PM
Run Time: 3:33
Young Australian bass player now living and playing in NYC. Buy this CD @ http://www.arborsrecords.com/recordtemplate.html?ProductID=19335

Vince Seneri (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/08/2008 03:36 PM
Run Time: 6:44
Burnin' NYC B-3 Player. Buy this CD @ http://www.vinceseneri.com/

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