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Welcome to the IYOUWE Universe Podcast! Join drum icon and music producer, Lenny White, as he interviews music legends and influencers from all walks of life!

Welcome to the IYOUWE Universe Podcast! Join drum icon and music producer, Lenny White, as he interviews music legends and influencers from all walks of life!


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Welcome to the IYOUWE Universe Podcast! Join drum icon and music producer, Lenny White, as he interviews music legends and influencers from all walks of life!






Letizia Gambi

Born in Naples, Letizia Gambi is an Italian singer, songwriter and actress who has a wide-ranging education. She has studied dancing, acting, singing, painting and musical theater. Letizia Gambi’s music is a combination of her Neapolitan-Italian roots with the heritage of Black American Jazz. Her Mediterranean passion sings through Jazz's language in a contemporary, crossover, personal style. She lives in New York, Los Angeles, and Milan. Letizia began dancing lessons at age eleven,...


Tony van Veen

As CEO of the DIY Media Group, the parent company of Disc Makers, Book Baby, and Merchly, Tony van Veen has spent over 30 years helping independent artists release, distribute, and promote their own music globally. As a global leader in self-publishing DIY Media Group works with Fortune 500 companies as well as first-time authors, and anyone in between. A former drummer in a punk rock band, Tony offers a truly unique perspective on the music industry from the vantage points of both artist...


Billy Hart

Early in his career Billy Hart performed in Washington, D.C. with soul artists such as Otis Redding and Sam and Dave, and then later with Buck Hill and Shirley Horn, and was a sideman with the Montgomery Brothers (1961), Jimmy Smith (1964–1966), and Wes Montgomery (1966–1968). Hart moved to New York in 1968, where he recorded with McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Zawinul, and played with Eddie Harris, Pharoah Sanders, and Marian McPartland. Hart was a member of Herbie Hancock’s sextet...


John Scofield

John Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry...


Ken Kitchings

Born and raised in Connecticut, Ken Kitchings was surrounded by music his whole life, thanks in part to his father, Chester. At age 10 he was given a sparkle red Slingerland drum set which sat in the family dining room where he learned standards as he accompanied his dad’s organ playing after dinner. During his teen years he played in rock bands and picked up the guitar. Adulthood brought adult responsibilities; translation, working for the family business. In 2007, the family business was...


Patrick Gleeson

Patrick Gleeson began experimenting with electronic music in the mid-'60s at the San Francisco Tape Music Center using a Buchla synthesizer and other devices. In 1968, upon hearing Wendy Carlos' “Switched-On Bach”, he bought a Moog synthesizer and opened the Different Fur recording studio in San Francisco. He worked with Herbie Hancock in the early 1970s, touring with Hancock – thus pioneering the use of synthesizers outside the studio – and appearing on the albums "Crossings" and...


Rich Keller

Rich Keller is a 3x Grammy Award nominated mixer & producer earning 27 Platinum albums with over 75 million albums sold to date. Mixing for DMX, Nas, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, P Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Notorious BIG, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, Method Man, Jada Kiss, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Ja Rule and many others, Rich’s career spans the breadth of hip hop since 1992, earning him official “OG” status. Rich has held down recording and mixing duties for classic artist/producers and labels,...


George Colligan

George Colligan is not only one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, but he has earned an international reputation as a multi-instrumentalist (drums, trumpet, organ, keyboards), composer, accompanist, teacher, and bandleader. Winner of the 2015 DownBeat magazine Critics Poll (Keyboard), he has had a long association with living jazz legend Jack DeJohnette. With over 130 albums to date as an accompanist, Colligan has worked with a long list of jazz greats, including Buster Williams,...


Will Lee

Will Lee was greatly influenced to pursue music because of his parents. His father, William Franklin Lee III played piano, trumpet and the upright bass professionally. Lee's mother sang with big bands. Lee took up drums after seeing the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, and by the time he was 12 had formed his first band in Miami. The band played popular surfing tunes characteristic of the 1960s. With the great numbers of drummers in Miami, Lee shifted to bass, an instrument that offered more...


Marcus Miller & Alonzo Bodden

Marcus Miller has been dubbed one of the most influential artists of our time. His characteristic bass sound can be heard on a limitless catalog of musical hits from Bill Wither’s “Just The Two Of Us”, to Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much”, to songs from Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Elton John, and Bryan Ferry to name a few. With his distinctive style - a unique combination of funk, groove, soul and pure technical skills - Miller has...


Jeff "Tain" Watts

6-time Grammy-award winning drummer, Jeff “Tain” Watts, has been the drummer of choice for some of the most notable acts in jazz including appearances on Grammy-winning albums by both Branford AND Wynton Marsalis. With nearly a dozen albums as leader and countless others as a side-man, Tain has played and recorded with such artists as Michael Brecker, Harry Connick Jr., The Mingus Big Band, Pat Martino, and Alice Coltrane. Tain has also appeared in TV and film including a three-year stint on...


Ronald Mallett

Prof. Ronald L. Mallett received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the Pennsylvania State University. He worked for United Technologies from 1973-1975, and in 1975 joined the physics faculty at the University of Connecticut in Storrs where he is currently Research Professor of Physics. Prof. of Theoretical Physics, Dr. Ronald Mallett has published numerous papers on black holes and cosmology in professional journals. His breakthrough research on time travel has been featured...


Music Chat E1 - "Movement To Egalitaria" Sampler

Our first IYOUWE Universe Music Chat Episode! Sample tracks from the new album by Norbert and Karen Stachel & LehCats', "Movement To Egalitaria", out now on IYOUWE Music! Music Chat gives you a behind the scenes look at what the artists were thinking when putting together their new projects. Hear about the artists' inspirations, process, personnel, and more! Get the album: iTunes: https://goo.gl/D45qAc Amazon: https://goo.gl/PWtF13 Google Play: https://goo.gl/GfRRyt Spotify:...


LehCats (Norbert & Karen Stachel)

LehCats is Norbert and Karen Stachels’ last name spelled backwards. The group performs original compositions that combine elements of Modern Jazz, Funk, R&B, Middle Eastern, Afro/Latin, and Rock creating a musical potpourri of creative sound. LehCats is a seven-piece lead by Norbert Stachel on tenor and soprano sax, bass clarinet, and flute, and Karen Stachel playing flute, alto flute, and piccolo along with various talented and highly in-demand musicians. Norbert Stachel has toured,...


Vince Wilburn

Vince Wilburn was always fascinated by Tony Williams, Jack De Johnette, Al Foster, or whomever held the drum throne of his uncle Miles Davis’s group. At the tender age of 9, at the Plugg Nickel in old town Chicago, Miles had Vince sit in on a set with his band… Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Wayne Shorter, and Dave Holland. Vince founded and played in various Chicago bands through high school. Most notably, he was in a band called AL7, which caught Miles' attention. That band became the...


Buster Williams

For nearly 6 decades, master bassist Buster Williams has been one of the few iconic mainstays of the jazz heritage with his unmistakable sound. A prolific artist and composer whose music knows no limits, his services have been requested by such jazz giants as Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Benny Golson, and Herbie Hancock to Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and Count Basie along with so many other it would take the whole podcast just to name them all! Buster and I have played and recorded together for...


DJ Logic

Since his emergence in the early 1990s amidst the Bronx hip-hop scene, DJ Logic has been amassing a veritable mountain of collaborations ranging from the likes of Medeski Martin and Wood, Christian McBride, Vernon Reid, Charlie Hunter, Jack Dejohnette, John Mayer, Ben Harper, Mos Def, The Roots, and yours truly. DJ Logic can always be found paying homage to his predecessors while contributing his vision to the deejay genre. While the context of his work may vary, DJ Logic’s spinning skills...


Mike Clark

Drum virtuoso Mike Clark gained worldwide recognition helping create the jazz-funk genre while playing with Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters in the early 1970s. His incisive playing on Hancock’s “Actual Proof” garnered him an international cult following and has influenced generations of drummers. His versatility led him to a two-year stint with Brand X, the British jazz/rock fusion band founded by Phil Collins. With them he recorded “Do They Hurt?” and “Product.” Mike and Lenny recently sat...


Ron Carter

One of the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz history, Ron Carter has more than 2,200 albums to his credit, an accomplishment honored in the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records. He has recorded with music legends such as Miles Davis, Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Bobby Timmons, Jaki Byard, Eric Dolphy, and Cannonball Adderley. From 1963 to 1968, Ron was a member of the classic and...