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Interviews and show previews with national, international and local jazz artists

Interviews and show previews with national, international and local jazz artists


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Interviews and show previews with national, international and local jazz artists






Chicago Music Revealed - Episode 002 feat. Mark & Anne Burnell & Frank Russell

NOTE: the first answers from Mark are muted but then the audio returns.Chicago Music Revealed EPISODE 002, Quarantine Edition. The new daily talk show for music in Chicago featuring news and interviews with music industry professionals. On the show today Mike Jeffers interviews Burnell Music (Mark and Anne Burnell) about the Year of Chicago Music, the Chicago Cabaret Professionals and much more. Also on the show is bassist Frank Russell, talking about his recent long run with Lady Smith...


Shawn Maxwell and Roy McGrath talk with Mike Jeffers on the Chicago Music Revealed show

New online daily show..."Talking Chicago Jazz" which is now "Chicago Music Revealed" with Mike Jeffers. News and interviews about the Chicago music scene. Today's guests for the first show are Shawn Maxwell Music and Roy Mcgrath Music. Chicago Music Revealed features interviews and news about happenings on the Chicago Music scene.


Orrin Evans previews his weekend in Chicago at the Green Mill

Pianist Orrin Evans previews his upcoming weekend performances at the legendary Green Mill Jazz Club with Chicago Jazz Magazine founder Mike Jeffers on this week's "Chicago Jazz Audio Experience" podcast! #musicpodcast #chicagopodcast #chicago #jazzmusic


Vocalist Alyssa Allgood | March 2020 Feature Interview

Growing up in the Chicagoland area Alyssa Allgood was inspired to be a vocalist at a young age. She attended the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp at a very early age and continued to study all the way through college at North Central College. Now an accomplished vocalist and educator, Alyssa talks about her concepts on teaching, practicing and what she has coming up in 2020. Visit to read, watch, listen to the entire interview.


Merit School of Music - Charles Grode and Alexis Lombre

Play On Feat. Marquis Hill - A Benefit Concert for Merit School of Music happens March 2nd at City Winery in Chicago. Charles Grode discusses the upcoming benefit concert with founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers, and also talks about the mission of Merit School of Music and the many students they work with with. Also on this episode one of the featured performers for the upcoming Merit School of Music benefit concert pianist Alexis Lombre. Alexis is a former student of Merit...


Rajiv Halim - Talking Jazz with Mike Jeffers Episode 149

Saxophonist Rajiv Halim talks with Chicago Jazz Magazine founder, Mike Jeffers, about his upcoming performance at the Evanston High School Jazz Festival on Saturday February 15th. He also discusses his background, influences and much more. Thanks to the Epiphany Center for the Arts for hosting the show! Watch more episodes and get more jazz news at #epiphanycenterforthearts #jazzmusic #jazzpodcast #musicpodcast


Redd Holt...In His Own Words Chicago Jazz Magazine's Feature Interview

Legendary drummer Redd Holt talks about his life in music including how he got his start on the drums, his years of recording and touring with Ramsey Lewis, the inspiration of his new recording and much more. Holt first started playing drums as a teenager and first met his collaborators Ramsey Lewis and Eldee Young while still in school in Chicago. Upon returning from military duty he re- connected with Lewis and Young to form the Ramsey Lewis Trio which produced the world wide hit, The...


Joe Policastro Previews Show with Howard Levy

Bassist Joe Policastro talks with Chicago Jazz Magazine founder Mike Jeffers about his trio's upcoming performance at Andy's Jazz Club on January 18th & 19th featuring Howard Levy. Get more information on the Joe Policastro Trio Visit For tickets visit


Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon: Too Hot Too Handel 15th Anniversary

Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon the stars of the show "Too Hot Too Handel - the Jazz Gospel Messiah" talk with, Chicago Jazz Magazine founder, Mike Jeffers about the 15th annual performance coming up at the Auditorium Theatre January 18th & 19th. Get tickets and information at


Ben Paterson - In His Own Words - Feature Interview January 2020

Ben Paterson, pianist/organist and Steinway artist, talks with the founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers for the January 2020 Chicago Jazz Magazine feature interview. Paterson talks about starting on piano at an early age and discovering jazz music, attending the University of Chicago as a political science major while starting to integrate himself into the Chicago jazz scene, joining Von Freeman's band and playing with him until his passing, performing and touring with Bobby Broom...


Bosman Twins Preview their Performance at Winter's Jazz Club

The Bosman Twins are coming to Winter's Jazz Club for a special Chicago performance on December 26th and they took a few minutes to talk with the founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers, about the upcoming performance and what people can expect to hear that evening. For identical twins Dwayne and Dwight Bosman, born and raised in St. Louis, jazz has always been a Bosman family affair. At age ten, they began studying music with their father, Lloyd Smith, lead alto saxophonist and...


Tim Warfield Talks Jazzy Christmas and more

Saxophonist Tim Warfield talks with the founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers, about his upcoming weekend performing a "Jazzy Christmas" at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago. Warfield also talks about his musical concepts, arranging and composing and much more. Listen to more interviews at


Jane Bunnett and Maqueque on the Chicago Jazz Audio Experience

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque bring their high powered Afro-Cuban Jazz sounds to the Chicago's Jazz Showcase December 5th-8th as they tour the country in support of their new release On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme. Jane Bunnett talks with the founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers, about the new release, the upcoming shows at the Jazz Showcase and much more. Visit for more information about the new recording and tour dates. Visit for more videos and...


Chris Madsen at the 2019 Chicago Jazz Festival

Chris Madsen at the 2019 Chicago Jazz Festival


Alan Gresik on Chicago Jazz Magazine November 2019 Issue

Alan Gresik on Chicago Jazz Magazine November 2019 Issue


Commissioner Mark Kelly from DCASE talks Chicago Music 2020 with Mike Jeffers

Chicago Jazz Audio Experience podcast with The Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Mark Kelly, talks with Chicago Jazz Magazine's Mike Jeffers about the Year of Chicago Music initiative launching in 2020. This exciting new program is bringing the focus to all genres of Chicago music, creating new opportunities for artists, venues and music fans and pushing it out into the world. #chicago #dcase #chicagojazz For videos and podcasts visit...


Richie Goods on the Chicago Jazz Audio Experience Podcast

Bassist Richie Goods previews his upcoming release "My Left Hand Man" a tribute to pianist Mulgrew Miller. Goods also previews his upcoming performance at Chicago's Promontory on November 5th where he will be performing songs from the new recording and much more. Visit Richie's website at for shows and to pre-order the new release.


Jess Charbonier on Talking Jazz with Mike Jeffers

On the new episode of Talking Jazz with Mike Jeffers, Jesse Charbonier stops by to talk about his new release "Introducing Jesse Charbonier" and also to preview his upcoming show at the Logan Center for the Performing Arts on November 1st called "An Evening with Jesse Charbonier featuring the Joel Hall Dancers". Get tickets and information at Visit and #chicagojazz #jazzpodcast #podcast


Rez Abbasi Discusses a New Collaboration with Harpist Isabelle Olivier, and their New Album OASIS.

Rez Abbasi discusses a new collaboration with harpist Isabelle Olivier, and their new album OASIS. ”Abbasi is living, breathing proof that jazz music can be as vital and boundary-pushing as ever.”– All About Jazz "Olivier develops a very recognizable style from the first notes of her fascinating and rare instrument." – Liberation OASIS, the new recording from the award-winning guitarist Rez Abbasi and the captivating French harpist Isabelle Olivier, makes the pairing of their...


Guitarist Slim Gambill talks "Fake Jazz & Theme Songs"

Guitarist Slim Gambill released his solo debut, Fake Jazz & Theme Songs and will be performing at the HVAC in Chicago on Thursday October 10th. Slim’s day job is lead guitarist for the hit country group Lady Antebellum but Slim has been performing and recording in many different styles for years. On this interview Slim previews his new release, talks about how he conceptualized the different tunes on the new recording, talks about his extensive studio career and previews his upcoming...