GLT Jazz Next
Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser10/17/14
Sammy Figueroa is one of the most in demand percussionist in the music business. He's played alongside jazz greats including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, and The Brecker Brothers, as well as pop stars such as Mariah Carey, Chaka Kahn, and David Bowie....
Curtis Stigers got his start in pop music in the early 1990's. Later in the decade, he shifted his focus to the jazz he so loved as a young man growing up in Boise Idaho. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, we talk with Stigers about that musical shift,...
Cory Weeds is an integral part of the Vancouver, British Columbia jazz scene. He's a tenor player who runs his own record label. As the artistic director of a local foundation, he currently books world class jazz musicians at local venues, and just...
Vibraphonist Christian Tamburr has traveled the world performing with names including Julio Iglasias. He joined Cirque du Soleil in 2009 as assistant composer and music director of a new show in China. He's opened for Harry Connick Jr, played with...
Until last month, the most recent album release from New York City guitarist Mark Elf was 2006, the same year he opened the GLT Jazz Masters concert at the ISU Center for the Performing Arts. Jon Norton recently caught up with Elf to talk about his...
Though Steve Khan took to guitar at a relatively late age, he quickly made up for lost time. After graduating from UCLA, he performed in one of the first contemporary jazz guitar duos with Larry Coryell, he became a key member of the Brecker Brothers...
Trombonist and bandleader David White says he's trying to move Big Band into a storytelling direction. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, White talks via skype from his home in New York City about his musical vision, and about his brand new album "The...
Cyrus Chestnut was a student of legendary jazz pianist John Hicks, and is an alum of the Betty Carter band. He's also one of the great jazz pianists playing today. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Jon Norton talks with Chestnut about Hicks, Carter,...
Mike LeDonne is an internationally regarded jazz pianist and organist. Early in his career he played with Benny Goodman, Milt Jackson, Sonny Rollins and many other now legendary jazz names. He's played on over 100 albums as a sideman, and has recorded...
Vocalist Jackie Allen grew in a musical family in Wisconsin. Her recording career began when she moved to Chicago in the late 1980's. Today, she and her family live among some of the most intense college football fans in the world in Lincoln,...
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...
Zan Stewart has been playing the saxophone and leading bands since the 1960's, but his work as a jazz critic is what put bread on his family's table since the 1970's. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Stewart talks to Jon Norton about his debut CD...
New York City based pianist/songwriter Lenore Raphael grew up admiring the music of great jazz pianists, including Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, among others. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Jon Norton talks to Raphael about her new album "Love...
Saxophonist Elias Haslanger traveled the world as a member of the Maynard Ferguson Band in the early 2000's. Since 2004, he's lived in his hometown of Austin, and plays a regular gig on Monday's nights at "The Gallery" nightclub in Austin. His new CD...
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...
"Harlem-Kingston Express" is the title of the new CD from pianist Monty Alexander, who titled the album to highlight the relationship between the jazz of New York City in the 1960's, and the music he was hearing as a young boy growing up in Kingston,...
Tenor saxophonist Jeff Hackworth has played with some of the big names in jazz, pop, and rock, but says he gravites to the soulful jazz trio and quartet sounds he loved growing up in Buffalo, New York. On this GLT Jazz Next, Jon Norton talks with...
Jae Sinnett is a drummer, composer and educator living in Norfolk, Virginia. He has played with most of the big names in jazz today, and many who who have since passed on. In his own words, Sinnett guides you through his latest CD "Still Standing,"...
Pianist Mike Longo worked as Dizzy Gillespie's Music Director for 9 years beginning in the mid 1960's and had a lifelong relationship with Gillespie after that. Longo was also a student of pianist Oscar Peterson. Longo talks with Jon Norton about both...
During Jazz Appreciation Month, GLT's Jon Norton is talking with young jazz musicians, educators and students and is discovering a sense of optimism regarding this aging art form. In the second of this four part series, Jon catches up with a Normal...
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