GLT Jazz Next
Pianist Larry Fuller caught a break at age 13 when Count Basie band member Candy Johnson took the budding keyboardist under his wing. In his late teens, Fuller was traveling the midwest jazz circuit, and eventually became the pianist and music...
Janice Friedman is a New York City based pianist and songwriter who started playing at age 5. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Friedman tells Jon Norton that it was her mothers recod collection and love of jazz that set her on what became her career...
Louis Prima, Jr
Louis Prima Jr is the youngest son of legendary bandleader Louis Prima Sr. Like his father years ago, Jr. is the leader of an entertaining, fun big band. But unlike his father, Prima Jr didn't make music a full time profession until he was in his...
After graduating from Peoria Woodruff High School, Brianna Thomas landed as a resident of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, traveling as a vocalist with the Basie Band, and now as a solo artist. GLT's Jon Norton caught up with Thomas before her...
Vocalist and Educator Joanna Pascale grew up in the musically rich city of Philadelphia -- where she still lives. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Pascale talks with Jon Norton about her new album "Wildflower," Billie Holiday, and about about the...
Vocalist Steve Tyrell got his break when his recording and performance of "The Way You Look Tonight" was included in the movie "Father of the Bride." Since then, he’s released nearly a dozen albums of primarily songs from the Great American songbook....
Pianist and educator Pete Malinverni just released a new album of songs with title names of cities in the U.S. industrial and rust belt. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Malinverni and Jon Norton talk about the album "Emerging Markets," which you can...
Dave Stryker played guitar for jazz icon Stanley Turrentine for over a decade. His latest album is a tribute to his onetime boss. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Stryker talks about Turrentine, and why he decided to use 10 different guest...
It was a couple of jazz legends that turned a young and talented bass player toward jazz. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Katie Thiroux (thir-ROW) talks about those legends, and about her debut album "Introducing Katie Thiroux," which you can...
Like jazz greats Miles Davis and Ahmad Jamal, guitarist Daan Kleijn has an affinity for using "space" in his music. On his debut album "Trio," Kleijn explains why "space" is important, and how both his parents were instrumental in his music...
New York City jazz pianist Greg Murphy's new album is titled "Blues for Miles," Which most jazz fans would assume is an homage to Miles Davis. You know the saying about assuming. On this GLT Jazz Next podcast, Murphy talks about his new album, and...
On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, trombone and shell player Steve Turre talks to Jon Norton about his new album "Spiritman," his time in the Saturday Night Live band, and about his short stint as a young man playing in the Ray Charles Band. You can...
Jazz vocalist Joanne Tatham's life-path took an unexpected westward turn two decades ago. In this edition of GLT Jazz Next Tathum talks about the ramifications of that turn, how she was turned on to the Great American Songbook as a young girl, and...
Pianist Joe Alterman grew up in Atlanta Georgia loving all kinds of music, but found himself especially drawn to boogie-woogie. When he moved to New York to attend school, he said he was surprised to find that the farther he was from home, the more...
Trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator Marshall Gilkes is the guest soloist at this weekend's annual ISU Jazz Festival. In this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Jon Norton talks with Gilkes about his new album with the Koln Germany based W-D-R...
Multi-instrumentalist Bill Overton has played with a diverse group of names you'd recognize, including Rosemary Clooney, Doc Cheatham, The Spinners, and The Temptations. But it wasn't until last year at the age of 60, that he recorded his debut solo...
It's time to catch up with our 2014 GLT Jazz Cabaret performer. Roberta Donnay and her band The Prohibition Mob have released their second album of songs from and inspired by the Prohibition Era of the 1920's and 30's. On this edition of GLT Jazz...
Virginia Schenck is a nationally recoginized music therapist. She's also a talented music educator, a powerful vocalist and creative arranger. GLT's Jon Norton caught up with Schenk via Skype last week to talk about her music, Joni Mitchell, and her...
Tenor saxophonist Dan Wilensky caught a break as a teenager when Ray Charles asked him to join his band. Since his time with Ray, Wilensky has recorded a number of solo albums, and has played as a sideman with other giants in the music business,...
One of the more unique jazz lineups in central Illinois is an 8 piece band featuring 5 trombones. GLT's Jon Norton talks with bandleader Scott Marsh about their new CD "Main Street Blues," available after Feb 15 @...
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More informationGLT Music Director and Jazz Host Jon Norton and Arts Editor and Jazz Host Laura Kennedy share their new jazz picks in this weekly podcast. Listen for up-and-coming artists and tunes deserving a bit more attention. You'll also learn a little about the artist and with this weekly podcast, you'll stay on top of what's happening in jazz.
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