EPISODE460 - Jazz Inspired - Maud Hixson02/07/15
Judy talks with vocalist Maud Hixson about her new CD â??Donâ??t Let A Good Thing Get Awayâ?? and its focus on the compositions on Mickey Leonard.
EPISODE459 - Jazz Inspired - Mike Renzi
Multi-Emmy and Grammy winner, composer/pianist Mike Renzi discusses his work as Music Director for Sesame Street, Mel TormÃ©, Peggy Lee, Liza and numerous others and reveals what continues to thrill and inspire him about jazz.
EPISODE458 - Jazz Inspired - Duke Heitger
Trumpeter Duke Heitger isnâ??t a native New Orleanean, but has lived there many years and talked with Judy about the challenges and advantages of a career in this most musical of cities, when you arenâ??t a native. Recorded onstage at the Ascona Jazz...
EPISODE453 - Jazz Inspired - Marilyn Maye
86-years young, Marilyn performs with energy a 40-year-old would envy and a talent that Johnny Carson honored a record 70 times on his â??Tonight Showâ??.
EPISODE452 - Jazz Inspired - Richard Maltby
Tony Award winning director/lyricist Richard Maltby discusses his Fats Waller inspired play â??Ainâ??t Misbehavinâ??â??, his screenwriting, and how jazz influences everything he creates.
EPISODE448 - Jazz Inspired - Matt Munisteri
Guitarist/vocalist Matt Munisteri talks about drawing on jazz and western swing for his unique approach to playing and composing.
EPISODE447 - Jazz Inspired - Freddy Cole
Judy Carmichael interviews Freddy Cole
EPISODE446 - Jazz Inspired - Skitch Henderson
We revisit Judyâ??s conversation with the late Skitch Henderson about his Hollywood years with Bing Crosby and Sinatra and his long career with the NBC Orchestra and the Tonight Show.
EPISODE443 - Jazz Inspired - Deanna Witkowski
Composer/pianist/vocalist, Deanna Witkowski, started as a classical pianist and now specializes in jazz, Brazilian, afro-cuban and sacred music.
EPISODE442 - Jazz Inspired - Christopher Guest
Actor/director discusses how the process for his films, Best in Show, Waiting For Guffman, and This is Spinal Tap is similar to jazz, not only from the improvisational aspect, but how each actor approaches his character and the structure of the film.
EPISODE441 - Jazz Inspired - Jeff Sharp
Film producer (â??Boys Donâ??t Cryâ??) discusses his passion for jazz and the important role music plays in the pacing and mood of a film.
EPISODE440 - Jazz Inspired - Bela Fleck
Banjoist BÃ©la Fleck, discusses his work with Chick Corea and those 11 Grammies and 27 nominations!
EPISODE439 - Jazz Inspired - Tony Monte
TV, radio and film composer talks about working with Steve Allen, Peggy Lee, Carly Simon and others and writing for everything from soap operas to stage productions.
EPISODE438 - Jazz Inspired - Gil Goldstein
Arranger/accordionist Gil Goldstein talks about his work with everyone from Sting to James Taylor and the continuing influence arranger Gil Evans has on his work.
EPISODE437 - Jazz Inspired - Gene Bertoncini
Classical and jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini discusses how both approaches influence his playing and continue to inspire his recording projects.
EPISODE436 - Jazz Inspired - John Sheridan
Jazz pianist discusses his years playing with Jim Cullumâ??s Band on the radio show â??Live From the Landingâ?? and his thoughts on being a great ensemble player.
EPISODE435 - Jazz Inspired - Gene Casey
With his group The Lone Sharks, Gene carries on the tradition of Western Swing, roots music and old style rock and roll. He discusses the continuing appeal of this music and his soundtrack writing for â??Justifiedâ??, â??Sons of Anarchyâ?? and â??The...
EPISODE434 - Jazz Inspired - Larry Coryell
Jazz-rock pioneer, guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge...
EPISODE433 - Jazz Inspired - Vince Giordano
Musician and early jazz scholar Vince Giordano fell in love with 20's and 30's jazz at an early age and carries on the tradition performing with his band "The Nighthawks." Vince discusses bringing this music to a broader audience and especially the...
EPISODE432 - Jazz Inspired - Susie Arioli
Canadian singer takes a straightforward, swinging approach to the Standards. Judy talks with Susie and her guitarist Jordan Officer on stage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland about their somewhat retro approach to jazz and how that interest...
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