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...
The Hot Sardines are a new "Hot Jazz" band based in New York City having a lot success. Their debut album is getting critical raves, and the band is already touring the world. Last week, GLT's Jon Norton talked via Skype to the bands vocalist and...
New York City based vocalist Kelley Suttenfield teams with guitarist and long-time collaborator Tony Romano on the new CD "Among the Stars." On this GLT Jazz Next podcast, Suttenfield explains why she calls herself an "acoustic" jazz vocalist, where...
David Basse is a jazz historian, ambassador, radio host, and vocalist. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Basse talks from his studio in Kansas City to Jon Norton about his new album, [ which you can purchase at:...
On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, vocalist Nancy Kelly tells Jon Norton where her love of working with Hammond B-3 players comes from, and why she incorporated the instrument in her latest album "B That Way," which you can purchase at:...
Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser
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...
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,"...
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...
In April during Jazz Appreciation month, GLT's Jon Norton talks with young jazz musicians, educators and students from the Bloomington/Normal to canvass their thoughts on this aging art form. In the first of this four part series, Norton catches up...
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 @...
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...
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