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Chicago Jazz Magazine presents the Chicago Jazz Audio Experience featuring monthly feature interviews and our weekly show "Talking Jazz with Mike Jeffers".

Chicago Jazz Magazine presents the Chicago Jazz Audio Experience featuring monthly feature interviews and our weekly show "Talking Jazz with Mike Jeffers".
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Chicago Jazz Magazine presents the Chicago Jazz Audio Experience featuring monthly feature interviews and our weekly show "Talking Jazz with Mike Jeffers".






TBT - 2014 Chicago Jazz Revealed Live From Katerina's with Too Hot Too Handel

TBT - Podcast on the Chicago Jazz Audio Experience. We go back in the vault and pull out an episode of Chicago Jazz Revealed with Mike Jeffers Live from Katerina's in Chicago. The show was recorded live at Katerina's (1920 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago) and aired on and WDCB 90.9 FM. On this episode Mike welcomes the stars of the show "Too Hot Too Handel" Roderick Dixon and Alfreda Burke the Jazz Gospel Messiah which is held annually at the Auditorium Theatre. They talk...


EPISODE 118 - TALKING JAZZ with Hrayr Attarian

On the first episode of "Talking Jazz with Mike Jeffers" for 2019 Mike sits down with Chicago Jazz Magazine reviewer Hrayr Attarian to talk about growing up in Beirut, Lebanon during the civil war and his love of jazz. Hrayr shares stories about going to jazz clubs in Beirut, listening to music at an early age, attending medical school and much more. Plus he reviews releases by Rosco Mitchell, Lucas Gillan, Fareed Haque and Kia String Quartet and Volcano Radar. Get more jazz news at...


January 2019 - Feature Interview with Ryan Cohan

Pianist/Arranger/Composer Ryan Cohan Cohan’s expansive body of work ranges from solo piano pieces to arrangements for symphony orchestra and scores for independent films. He has produced five critically acclaimed albums of original compositions, collaborated with such luminaries as Ramsey Lewis and Joe Locke and is set to start recording a new release entitled Originations, scored for a chamber jazz ensemble consisting of Cohan’s long-standing sextet plus string quartet. We sat down...


An Interview with Fareed Haque - December 2018 Chicago Jazz Magazine Feature Interview

Chicago Jazz Magazine presents the December 2018 feature interview with guitar master Fareed Haque. Chicago Jazz Magazine founder, Mike Jeffers, discuss Fareed's early years traveling with his parents and being exposed to cultures throughout the world, his brief stint at the University of North Texas, coming back to Chicago and sitting in at jazz and blues sessions throughout the city while attending Northwestern University, touring with Paquito D'Rivera, signing to Sting's record label,...


Patricia Barber - November 2018 - Chicago Jazz Magazine

Chicago Jazz Magazine presents the November 2018 feature interview with Blue Note recording artist Patricia Barber. Chicago Jazz Magazine founder, Mike Jeffers, talks with Patricia about her early years growing up in Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska, studying phycology in college and then following her passion for music and moving back to Chicago to start her career. The discussion leads to her years at the famed Gold Star Sardine Bar in Chicago where she performed 6 nights a week to a...


Marquis Hill - Chicago Jazz Magazine Feature Interview October 2018

Chicago Jazz Magazine's feature interview for the October 2018 digital issue is with trumpeter Marquis Hill. He is dropping a new recording entitled "Modern Flows Vol II" which he talks in length with the founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine Mike Jeffers. In addition they focus on Marquis and his music, his influences, growing up in Chicago, winning the Thelonious Monk competition, his touring and of course his composing and recording. Get more information and read the full digital issue at...


Chicago Jazz Magazine Feature Interview September 2018 - Kobie Watkins

TALKING JAZZ with Mike Jeffers The September 2018 Issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine features an indepth interview with drummer Kobie Watkins. ABOUT KOBIE WATKINS Growing up in Chicago Kobie was first influenced by watching his father (Alious C. Watkins) play drums in the church. Of course this lead him to get curious about drumming himself and he quickly graduated from playing pots and pans as a toddler to practicing rudiments on a snare drum. With guidance from his father, Kobie continued...


Talking Jazz with Guest Emilio Castillo from Tower of Power

On this Episode of the Talking Jazz Podcast, Mike Jeffers talks with the founding member of Tower of Power, Emilio Castillo in advance of the bands performances at City Winery in Chicago. Emilio talks about his influences and how that helped him develop the concept behind the Tower of Power Sound. As they embark on their 50th Anniversary year they also just release a brand new recording callled "Soul Side of Town". Emilio talks about how the band keeps things fresh and creative and moving...


Talking Jazz with Guest Boney James

On this Episode Mike Jeffers (founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine) talks by phone with four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum-selling musician Boney James ahead of his performance on July 20, 2018 at the Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. They talk about how get got started playing saxophone, his influences, the new release "Honestly" and his performance with special guest Avery Sunshine on July 20, 2018.


Talking Jazz 001: Interview with the Sabertooth Quartet

Talking Jazz with Mike Jeffers (founder of On this Episode Mike sits down with Pat Mallinger and Cameron Pfiffner the co-founders of the Sabertooth Quartet which has called the Green Mill home every Saturday night for the past 25 years. It was great talking with them about how each one of them got their starts in jazz, how they broke onto the Chicago Jazz scene, their concepts on exploring new music for the group and much more. Both Pat and Cameron talk about how they came...