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On this podcast, Lorens Chuno presents conversations with enterprising jazz musicians. Every now and then, an artist of another form stops by. These conversations are free-form in nature and casually explore the work life of these artists; but don't be surprised to hear their "starting out" stories, their opinions on current issues, and maybe one or two pieces of advice for people interested in their chosen art field. Come here every week for a new episode of the podcast, and find out how these inspiring jazz practitioners do jazz.

On this podcast, Lorens Chuno presents conversations with enterprising jazz musicians. Every now and then, an artist of another form stops by. These conversations are free-form in nature and casually explore the work life of these artists; but don't be surprised to hear their "starting out" stories, their opinions on current issues, and maybe one or two pieces of advice for people interested in their chosen art field. Come here every week for a new episode of the podcast, and find out how these inspiring jazz practitioners do jazz.
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New York, NY

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On this podcast, Lorens Chuno presents conversations with enterprising jazz musicians. Every now and then, an artist of another form stops by. These conversations are free-form in nature and casually explore the work life of these artists; but don't be surprised to hear their "starting out" stories, their opinions on current issues, and maybe one or two pieces of advice for people interested in their chosen art field. Come here every week for a new episode of the podcast, and find out how these inspiring jazz practitioners do jazz.

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Episodes

60 - Henry Conerway III

11/16/2018
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HENRY CONERWAY III’s new album is titled With Pride for Dignity. The songs on this album come together to tell a very relatable American musical story. The execution of each song is edgy while adhering to the tradition of jazz. Join Henry and Lorens as they talk the album, Freddy Cole, African Prints, and many carelessly related things. (Song credit: 'With Pride for Dignity’, 'Gingerbread Boy', 'Cotton Tail', and ‘Slippery', ‘Hopscotch' by Henry Conerway III)

Duration:01:07:17

59 - Itai Kriss (Flutist/Composer)

9/14/2018
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ITAI KRISS’s new album, Telavana, beautifully combines latin and middle eastern rhythms and melodies in the most uncontrived way possible, highlighting the excellent musicianship of all the players involved. Join Itai and Lorens as they talk the album and many other things.(Song credit: 'Sahadi’s Serenade', ’Shabazi', ‘Buttered Scones and Tea', ‘Azules' by Itai Kriss and Televana)

Duration:00:56:21

58 - LehCats (Karen Stachel - Flute, Norbert Stachel - Saxophone)

8/23/2018
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LEHCATS latest release, Movement to Egalitaria, is a collection of songs that collectively engender an acheivable vision of a fairer society. Join LEHCATS and Lorens as they talks about making of the album, discrimination in world of classical music, the Bay area, and other carefully related topics . (Song credit: National Anthem of Egalitaria, Nine Lives, Mandela, Sunshine) Follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:01:04:12

57 - Abelita Mateus (Pianist/Composer/Singer)

8/9/2018
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ABELITA MATEUS' rich cultural and musical background gives her playing a rare uncontrived soulfulness that is complete with artistic and emotional authenticity. This can be heard on her new album Mixed Feelings. Join Albelita and Lorens as she talks about making the album, teaching, Gilberto Gil, Botucatu, and other carefully related things. (Song credits: Vamo N’eca, Ligia, Patience, Paizinho). Follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:00:54:54

56 - Harold O'Neal (Pianist/Composer)

7/25/2018
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HAROLD O’NEAL’S latest release is a solo piano album titled ‘Piano Cinema’, a distinctively curated collection of solo piano songs that highlight Harold’s excellent piano abilities while taking you on a subtle filmic journey. Join Harold and Lorens as he talks about Beyonce, Ahmad Jamal, the sounds of Film, and other non-related but connected subjects. Follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:01:13:19

55 - Kosi (Singer/Songwriter)

7/18/2018
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On her new album, Stranger In Every Town, VOCALIST KOSI draws from her experience traveling alone across the US as a singer/songwriter. Join Kosi and Lorens as she talks about Pittsburgh, recording a songs she hates, and other connected but unrelated musical stuff (music credit: Like You, Walk, Priestess, Worship, Here. All songs by Kosi) Follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:01:17:36

54 - Adi Meyerson (Bassist/Composer)

7/12/2018
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On her new album, Where we Stand, bassist and composer, ADI MEYERSON presents a classic yet personal interpretation of her original compositions. Join Adi and Lorens as she talks about Nina Simone, Rice and Beans, Israel, and other unrelated but musical themes. (music credit: 'Where We Stand', ‘Eunice', ‘TNT', 'Rice and Beans’ by Adi Meyerson)

Duration:01:09:01

53 - Majid (Violinist/Composer)

7/5/2018
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Violinist MAJID’s new album, Sound of a Flower, has a solid jazz foundation, but draws influences from soul, hip-hop, and classical music giving rise to an infection sound that is uniquely Majid’s. Join Majid and Lorens as he talks about the album, hip-hop, bundao and other subtly related things. (music credit: 'Up and In', 'Black Star', and 'Be What You Want’ by Majid). Follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:00:57:27

52 - Elio Villafranca (Pianist/Composer)

6/22/2018
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Pianist and composer, ELIO VILLAFRANCA’s new albums, CINQUE is the product of an earnest and careful execution of creativity. This album seamlessly educates and entertains, and in the same breath invites the listener to introspect. Join Elio and Lorens as he talks about Cinque, cuba, Childish Gambino, and other carefully related stuff. (music credit: ‘Cinque’, 'The Capture’, and ‘Maluagda’ by Elio Villafranca ). Follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:01:08:30

51 - Michael Vitali (Drummer)

6/14/2018
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Drummer, MICHAEL VITALI is a diverse and avid practitioner of jazz who has played with household jazz names, and is also active in the world music scene. His group, the Michael Vitali Trio's new album is titled ‘Scratching the Surface’. Join Michael and Lorens as he talks about being a working musician, traveling around Europe, and other related stuff. (music credit: ‘Leo', ‘Requiem', and 'True Love Waits’ by Michael Vitali Trio). Follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:01:09:25

50 - Jonathan Barber (Drummer/Composer)

6/7/2018
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On his debut album, Vision Ahead, Jonathan Barber delivers some very well executed original compositions. These songs have introspective origins and help shape the current path of his music group also called Vision Ahead. Join Jonathan and Lorens as he talks about Hartford, jam sessions, living in New York and other mildly related stuff. (music credit: ‘Vision Ahead’, ‘Gone Away', ‘Carry On’, and ‘Airport’ by Jonathan Barber). Follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:00:57:48

49 - Michael Mwenso (Vocalist)

5/24/2018
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Vocalist, MICHAEL MWENSO is the leader of MWENSO AND THE SHAKES, a vibrant band with new and fresh sounds, invigorating arrangements, and an unmatched stage presence. Join Michael and Lorens as he talks about many things including Betty Carter and astrological signs. (Music credit: 'No Regrets’ by Mwenso and the Shakes) Follow Doing Jazz: twitter: https://twitter.com/doingjazzinstagram:https://www.instagram.com/doingjazz/facebook:https://www.facebook.com/doingjazz/website:...

Duration:00:52:23

48 - Meg Okura (Violinist/Composer)

5/17/2018
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MEG OKURA is a distinguished violinist/composer who has been decorated with several awards. Her latest album, Ima Ima, is a collection of well thought out and very well executed compositions that stem out of her role as a mother. Join Meg and Lorens as she talks about composing, motherhood, David Bowie, and other somewhat related things. (music credit: 'Black Rain’, 'A Summer in Jerusalem', 'A Night Insomnia’, 'Blues in Jade’) Follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:01:09:15

47 - Mark Wade (Bassist)

4/6/2018
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MARK WADE is an accomplished musician whose excellence has garnered recognitions on several jazz publications including being featured as one of DownBeat Magazine's top 10 bass players. Join Mark — and Lorens — as he talks about surviving as a musician in New York, teaching bass, the midwest, and other carelessly related issues. (music credit: ‘Wide Open’, 'Another Night in Tunisia’, ‘Midnight in the Cathedral’, ‘ Moving Day’, and ‘In the Fading Ray of Sunlight’). follow Doing...

Duration:01:00:53

46 - Sivan Arbel (Vocalist/Composer)

3/29/2018
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SIVAN ARBEL is a gifted vocalist whose singing emanates a great deal of soul, while displaying some subtle techniques that only a very well trained vocalist can bring out. Join Sivan and Lorens as she talks about investing in a music career, Betty Carter, Kfar Uriya, and other connected but unrelated stuff. (music: 'Over sensitivity', 'Open my tube of art', 'Active on Wheel', 'Analysis' by Sivan Arbel) follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:00:51:21

45 - Evan Harris (Saxophonist/Composer)

3/15/2018
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On his debut album, ‘Skylines', EVAN HARRIS presents a classic but personal interpretation of his original compositions. Evan is currently a master’s degree student at the Juilliard School and has performed along size jazz household names like Wynton Marsalis and Vince Giodarno. Join Evan and Lorens as he talks about things like learning a song in all keys, the tall puppy syndrome, and other carelessly related fun stuff. (Music credit: ‘Inertia’, ‘Reinvention’, ‘Spring Song’ by Evan...

Duration:00:44:10

44 - Douye (Vocalist)

3/8/2018
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DOUYE is a seasoned singer whose soulful and delicate approach to jazz vocal has captured the interest of many in the last year. Her chart topping album ‘Daddy Said So’ features legendary jazz musicians including Ron Carter, Kenny Baron, and John Clayton just to mention a few. Join Douye and Lorens as she talks about many educative yet fun things like how to approach a song that has been done many times. (Song Credit: 'Someone to watch over me', 'Lush Life', 'Besame Mucho', 'Round Midnight',...

Duration:01:15:32

43 - Brandon Bain (Vocalist)

2/23/2018
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BRANDON BAIN’s band is quickly becoming a staple in the New York City jazz scene. He is also the founder the and curator of the jazz performance video series Capulocity. Join Brandon and Lorens as he talks about how to learn a song, getting gigs, working with Jon Hendricks on Capsulocity, and many other awesome stuff. (music credit: ‘My Valentine’ and ‘Man Smart, Woman Smarter’ by Brandon Bain) Follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:00:53:19

42 - Nicole Zuraitis (Vocalist/Songwriter)

2/14/2018
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On her album, 'Hive Mind', NICOLE ZURAITIS displays her remarkably fine-tuned voice and her ability to communicate emotions with accessible lyrics. 'Hive Mind' makes a careful use of Nicole’s wide ranging musical expertise which include but is not limited to Jazz, opera, and pop. Join Nicole and Lorens as she talks about her the album, not fitting in one genre, Shirley Horn, and other subtly related stuff (Music Credit: ‘Episodes’, ‘the Inscription’,’Sunny Side’, ‘Failing’). follow Doing...

Duration:00:45:41

41 - Cameron Mizell (Guitarist/Composer)

2/8/2018
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Guitarist/composer CAMERON MIZELL’s album Memory/Imagination exhibits his forte for penning compositions that evoke visceral reactions without the use of words. Join Cameron and Lorens as he talks about performance, listening to people who disagree, Donald Trump, and other carefully related stuff. (music credit: ‘A Turning Point’, ‘Memory/Imagination’, ‘Melting’, 'The wind won’t blow us out’). follow Doing Jazz: twitter:...

Duration:00:55:53