Recent GLT Jazz Cabaret performer Roberta Donnay says when she found out as a small child that she was white, she got angry. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Donnay talks to Jon Norton about where that anger came from, and about her latest album of prohibition era jazz, titled "Bathtub Gin."
On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, meet a Chicago based vocalist and composer who just released her second album. In her own words, Keri Johnsrud explains how the jazz bug found her in her rural Iowa hometown, and how that bug eventually led her to the Windy City.
Trombone and conch shell player Steve Turre has been a member of the Saturday Night Live band since 1984. He also played in the Jazz Messengers, the band led by legendary drummer Art Blakey. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Turre says it was a decade earlier during his time in the Ray Charles Band where he learned the importance of of being a professional, and the importance of "giving your all" every night.