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GLT 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. This podcast is made possible by GLT and the fine record company representatives and artists who have given permission to use their music. Listen for GLT Jazz weekday mornings, afternoons and Mon-Thurs. evenings.

GLT 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. This podcast is made possible by GLT and the fine record company representatives and artists who have given permission to use their music. Listen for GLT Jazz weekday mornings, afternoons and Mon-Thurs. evenings.
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Normal, IL

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WGLT

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GLT 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. This podcast is made possible by GLT and the fine record company representatives and artists who have given permission to use their music. Listen for GLT Jazz weekday mornings, afternoons and Mon-Thurs. evenings.

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@GLT_Jazz

Language:

English

Contact:

WGLT FM 8910 Illinois State University Normal, Il 61790-8910 (309) 438-8910


Episodes

Disorganizer United For Black Lives Matter Fundraiser

4/12/2017
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"Whenever I call it a jazz band I do air quotes. 'Jazz.'" said Disorganizer mandolin player Stefen Robinson, gesturing with the index and middle fingers of both hands over his head. Why? "Because I don't even know what that means anymore," continued Robinson. "Are you talking about Miles Davis? Are you talking about Wayne Shorter? Are you talking about Kneebody?

Duration:00:16:51

Mucca Pazza: 'A Crazed, Circus-Like, Joyful Experience'

1/23/2017
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Mucca Pazza ("Crazy Cow") founding member Rick Kubes said the forming of the 30-odd member marching band was organic. He gives kudos to fellow founder Mark Messing, the band's original director, choreographer, and music director.

Duration:00:09:43

Greg Murphy Reaches Back On 'Summer Breeze'

8/23/2016
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Chicago native Greg Murphy has been a fixture on the New York City jazz scene since the 1980's, performing and recording with numerous jazz luminaries. Ahead of his show at The Promontory in Chicago August 25, the one time Illinois State University computer science student talked with GLT's Jon Norton about his new album "Summer Breeze." Murphy said among the songs he recorded for the album were originals he wrote nearly 30 years ago.

Duration:00:07:23

Theater And Jazz Are One With Mardra And Reggie Thomas

8/19/2016
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Mardra and Reggie Thomas are a husband-wife jazz team from DeKalb, Illinois. Mardra is a vocalist with a theatrical background. Reggie is a pianist and coordinator of the jazz program at Northern Illinois University. They'll play the Front Street Music Fest in downtown Bloomington August 20, where they'll feature music from their new album "Matters of the Heart." Reggie Thomas said he appreciates when fans refer to their recordings as "albums."

Duration:00:15:42

Restless Adam Larson Learning To Accept Patience

7/9/2016
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Jazz has taken Normal native Adam Larson to nearly all points on the globe. The U-High grad has also been on the receiving end of critical praise from high places. Longtime Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich says Larson is “a player for whom the word ‘prodigious’ was coined.” Despite the acclaim, Larson said he still struggles with high, self-imposed expectations. "Sometimes during school I spent an inordinate amount of time looking at the wrong stuff. For example, looking at other...

Duration:00:13:01

Brazilionaires Play 'Something Different' At GLT Summer Concert

6/7/2016
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Rico Wayne Johnson and Dove Benoit are a pair of Peorians bringing the sounds of Brazil, and other Latin American rhythms, to central Illinois. The Brazilionaires will kick off the GLT Summer Concert presented by CEFCU this Saturday June 11th in downtown Bloomington. A few months ago, the group stopped by the GLT studios with a bunch of great local jazz musicians to play some tunes from their new CD, and talked with Bruce Bergethon about spreading sambas and boleros across the Heartland.

Duration:00:12:52

Twin City Teen Shares His Passion For Jazz Guitar Legend

5/9/2016
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Matthew Mullins is a 17-year-old junior at Normal Community West High School with a passion for music bordering on obsessive. He said he devours all types of music, but especially classic rock, blues, and jazz. "I actually got into jazz in general from my teacher at Normal West, Mrs. (Sarah) Williams, who introduced me to jazz. And I had a deep appreciation for jazz around sixth grade. I listened to all the greats ... Bill Evans ... Dave Brubeck. Then I started expanding from there.

Duration:00:11:44

Making Uncommon Connections

3/23/2016
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Elizabeth Geyer is an Australian singer/songwriter/instrumentalist who says creating albums can be a lengthy process for her. She says she waited seven...

Duration:00:11:35

Making Uncommon Connections

3/23/2016
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Elizabeth Geyer is an Australian singer/songwriter/instrumentalist who says creating albums can be a lengthy process for her. She says she waited seven years after her last album to the record her latest. In this Skype conversation with WGLT's Jon Norton, Geyer explains how she was inspired by Peoria multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Paul Adams to write and record her latest album, titled "The Bridge."

Duration:00:11:35

Jazz Legend 'Touched By an Angel'

3/22/2016
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Dr. Lonnie Smith is now in his fifth decade of recording and performing as a solo act, and behind a virtual who's who of jazz legends. Smith makes a stop in Chicago to play the Jazz Showcase this weekend (March 24-27). In a conversation with WGLT's Jon Norton, Dr. Smith says he remembers longing for a chance to make music from an early age.

Duration:00:11:41

Touched By an Angel

3/22/2016
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Dr. Lonnie Smith is now in his fifth decade of recording and performing as a solo act, and behind a virtual who's who of jazz legends. Smith makes a...

Duration:00:11:41

It Ain't Jazz If It Ain't Got The Blues

1/27/2016
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To peg San Francisco based Kim Nalley as just a vocalist and songwriter would be selling her short. She's also an actor, a featured writer in various Bay Area publications, a former club owner, and a PhD candidate in history at UC-Berkeley. Nalley covers some of that ground with GLT's Jon Norton on this edition of GLT Jazz Next. She begins by talking about her new album "Blues People," which was inspired by the famous book by LeRoi Jones.

Duration:00:15:46

Frank Kohl Is Under The Radar No More

1/18/2016
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New York City area native Frank Kohl was drawn to the guitar at a very young age. He became proficient enough to be admitted to the prestigious Berklee School of Music in the 1970's, where his fellow students included fellow guitarists Pat Metheny and John Scofield. On this edition of Jazz Next, Kohl talks to WGLT's Jon Norton about his new album "Invisible Man," how he came to love jazz, and how as a young child he says he had an "a-ha" moment watching The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show.

Duration:00:14:06

Roberta Donnay: 'As a Child, I Thought I Was Black'

1/11/2016
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Recent GLT Jazz Cabaret performer Roberta Donnay says when she found out as a small child that she was white, she got angry. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Donnay talks to Jon Norton about where that anger came from, and about her latest album of prohibition era jazz, titled " Bathtub Gin. "

Duration:00:14:39

Roberta Donnay: As a Child, I Thought I Was Black

1/11/2016
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Recent GLT Jazz Cabaret performer Roberta Donnay says when she found out as a small child that she was white, she got angry. On this edition of GLT Jazz...

Duration:00:14:39

Steve Turre: From Ray Charles to Saturday Night Live

1/4/2016
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Trombone and conch shell player Steve Turre has been a member of the Saturday Night Live band since 1984. He also played in the Jazz Messengers, the band led by legendary drummer Art Blakey. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Turre says it was a decade earlier during his time in the Ray Charles Band where he learned the importance of of being a professional, and the importance of "giving your all" every night.

Duration:00:15:39

Jazz Bug Pulls Keri Johnsrud to Chicago From Her Rural Iowa Hometown

12/21/2015
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On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, meet a Chicago based vocalist and composer who just released her second album. In her own words, Keri Johnsrud explains how the jazz bug found her in her rural Iowa hometown, and how that bug eventually led her to the Windy City.

Duration:00:13:06

The Future Is Now For Young Tenor Player

12/14/2015
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Philadelphia native Sam Taylor is a talented young tenor player now immersed in the New York City jazz community. On this edition of Jazz Next, Taylor talks with GLT's Jon Norton via Skype from his home in New York about absorbing the soulful sounds of his hometown, and about his debut album, My Future Just Passed .

Duration:00:11:28

Traveling The World With a Pocket Trumpet

12/9/2015
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Trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Ginetta M is the leader of the jazzy, funky New York City based Ginetta's Vendetta . She also records under the moniker Ginetta M. On this edition of GLT Jazz Next, Ginetta tells Jon Norton her latest album as Ginetta M is Little Big Horn. She says the title is a nod to Native American culture, and a reference to her instrument of choice, the "pocket" trumpet.

Duration:00:15:16

Brazilionaires Play 'Something Different' in Peoria

12/8/2015
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Rico Wayne Johnson and Dove Benoit are a pair of Peorians bringing the sounds of Brazil, and other Latin American rhythms, to central Illinois. The...

Duration:00:12:52