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Hosted by @nikhilhogan, The Nikhil Hogan Show is for those who are passionate about music and want to get deep insights by great musicians, 5 days a week.
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Hosted by @nikhilhogan, The Nikhil Hogan Show is for those who are passionate about music and want to get deep insights by great musicians, 5 days a week.






Composing, arranging and playing modern jazz for big band & small groups | John Daversa

3-time Grammy Nominee John Daversa, a renowned Jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, producer and bandleader joins the show for the first time! He is a winner of the Herb Alpert Award, David Joel Miller Award, the National Trumpet Competition, the ITG Jazz Soloist Competition, and finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, and a 3-time Grammy nominee. He has performed on world stages such as The Today Show, Late Nite with David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Live 8...


Dorico Pro and Dorico Elements, MAJOR new releases from Dorico! | Daniel Spreadbury

Dorico Product Marketing Manager Daniel Spreadbury returns to the show for his 2nd appearance to talk about the recent major release of Dorico Pro and Dorico Elements. Great new features such as added Video, Time Signatures, System Track, Automation, Divisi, Ossias, Slashes, Bar Repeats, Note Performer 3 and many more! We talk in-depth about the exciting new features and also spend a little time talking to Daniel about his musical tastes!


Son of legendary studio musician to Grammy Award-winning Artist | Ted Nash

2-time Grammy winning saxophonist, arranger, conductor, educator and composer Ted Nash joins the show for the first time! Born in Los Angeles into a musical family (his father, trombonist Dick Nash, and uncle, the late saxophonist Ted Nash, were both well-known jazz and studio musicians), Nash started playing piano at the age of 7 before learning the clarinet at 12 and the alto sax at 13. As a high-school student, he studied jazz improvisation with vibraphonist Charlie Shoemake and got his...


Grammy Nominated Big Band Director, Music Director for American Idol, Jazz Pianist, Film Composer | John Beasley

5-time Grammy-nominated pianist, composer, arranger, and Emmy-nominated music director and producer, John Beasley makes his first appearance on the show! He has performed/recorded with illustrious artists, including Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Dianne Reeves, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Wallace Roney, James Moody, Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, and Kenny Rankin; took the lead as Music Director for Steely Dan, Queen Latifah, Carly Simon (DVD) and AR Rahman’s tours; Beasley is also a...


From Gustav Mahler to Bud Powell, The master arranger/composer/pianist | Alan Broadbent

2-time Grammy Award-winning arranger, jazz pianist and composer Alan Broadbent joins the show for the first time! Alan Broadbent was born in Auckland, New Zealand and in 1966, at the age of 19, received a Downbeat Magazine scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston and also studied with Lennie Tristano. In 1969 he was asked to join Woody Herman’s band as his pianist and arranger for 3 years. In 1972 he settled in Los Angeles, beginning a musical relationship with the legendary...


Coming from a classical background to becoming a top jazz violinist | Christian Howes

My guest today is world class performing violinist, educator and composer, Christian Howes! From 2001 to 2009, Howes was an in-demand violinist on the New York scene, collaborating with a bevy of top shelf jazz artists, including Randy Brecker, Jack Dejohnette, Steve Turre, Greg Osby, D.D. Jackson, Lenny White, Frank Vignola, Joel Harrison, Dafnis Prieto, Dave Samuels, Spyro Gyra, and a 4-year chair in Saxophonist Bill Evans’ “Soulgrass” band. Howes was a favorite of the late Les Paul, with...


The Lion of Jazz Piano | Benny Green

Born in New York, Benny Green grew up in Berkeley, California, and began classical piano studies at the age of seven. Influenced by his father, a tenor saxophonist, his attention soon turned to Jazz. Supported by mentors such as Walter Bishop, Jr. and others, plus his love for the music propelled him to the upper strata of jazz luminaries. Green began his touring life with Betty Carter for four years and subsequently realized a life long dream of becoming a Jazz Messenger with Art Blakey...


Jazz informed by a sense of tradition while looking forward | Dr. Brian de Lima

Born in Nairobi, Kenya to Goan parents (Goa is a state on India's west coast that was colonized by Portugal), Dr. Brian de Lima relocated with his family to Toronto while still an infant. From his earliest days, he enjoyed a steady diet of jazz - his father, in addition to possessing great talents in the visual arts, is a proficient jazz guitarist with a special affinity for the music of Wes Montgomery. Brian began playing the piano at the age of three - with his father - before starting...


Top jazz drummer shares his knowledge on drumming | Austin McMahon

Drummer Austin McMahon performs regularly with Jerry Bergonzi’s Quartet and has recently performed and/or recorded with Sean Jones, George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Lionel Loueke, Ben Monder, Lage Lund, Kate McGarry, Noah Preminger, The Fringe, Jason Palmer and Grace Kelly. He has appeared as an opening act for Grammy award-winners Dianne Reeves and Esperanza Spalding. On tour, Austin has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and many, many Jazz Festivals...


Singapore's King of Swing, Famed Jazz Pianist | Jeremy Monteiro

Singapore's King of Swing, Jeremy Monteiro, is a famed jazz pianist, composer, producer, vocalist & educator. Jeremy has been a professional musician since 1976 with more than 40 solo albums to his name. An accomplished jingle writer, he has written more than 700 commercial jingles. He received Singapore’s highest honor in the arts, The Cultural Medallion in 2002. Jeremy has performed with James Moody, Ernie Watts, Simon & Garfunkel in great venues all over the world. He has performed at...


Legendary Bebop Jazz Master Saxophonist & Composer | Dr. Charles McPherson

Dr. Charles McPherson is a legendary bebop jazz saxophonist and composer. Born in Joplin Missouri, Dr. McPherson moved to Detroit at age 9 and started playing the saxophone, developing in the rich Detroit music scene alongside such great musicians such as Barry Harris, Lonnie Hilyer, Roy Brooks, Donald Walden, Louis Hayes as well as future Motown legends and members of the Motown house rhythm section, bassist James Jamerson and drummer Richard “Pistol” Allen. After moving to New York in...


Bach and the Art of Improvisation | Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra

Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra is an accomplished and acclaimed Organist & Historic Keyboardist, Liturgical Musician, Composer, Pedagogue, Improviser, Conductor. She holds degrees in organ performance and pedagogy, choral music education, and emphases in music theory, sacred music, and conducting at Dordt College (BA) and the University of Iowa (MFA, DMA). From 1996–2002, Dr. Ruiter-Feenstra served as Senior Researcher at the Göteborg Organ Art Center in Sweden. As Professor of Music at...


Virtuoso Classical Pianist, Improviser, Pedagogue | Dr. Johnandrew Slominski

Dr. Johnandrew Slominski is a distinguished performer, theorist, author, speaker, and pedagogue. By 21, Dr. Slominski earned three degrees from the Eastman School of Music including a Master of Music in Performance and Literature, a Master of Arts in Pedagogy of Music Theory, and a Bachelor of Music in Performance; his first professorship followed two years later. He received Eastman's coveted Performer's Certificate in recognition of outstanding concert artistry—the youngest individual...


Emmy Award-winning Composer and Juno Award-winning Jazz pianist | DD Jackson

D. D. Jackson is an Emmy award winning composer, Juno award winning Jazz Pianist, he is an accomplished arranger/composer/producer for Television/Film and many other forms of media. He received his Bachelors in Music in Classical piano from Indiana University, and his masters in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music. His mentors include legends in jazz such as Jaki Byard and Don Pullen. He has recorded, toured and performed with some of the most acclaimed names in Jazz including Jack...


Legendary Emmy award-nominated Hollywood composer, arranger & producer | Dr. Joseph Curiale

Legendary Emmy award-nominated Hollywood arranger, composer and producer Dr. Joseph Curiale is on the show today! As a composer, arranger, and producer of music for film, TV, audio recordings, and live performances, with nearly thirty years experience in Hollywood, Dr. Joseph Curiale has worked with more than 100 artists, from Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Santana, Little Richard, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. The first staff songwriter in Columbia Pictures’ history, with...


Free Jazz Improvisation, Modern Piazz Piano, soloing over Giant Steps | Mikel Andonegi

Mikel Andonegi is a Spanish Pianist, Songwriter and Singer. He has performed with some great musicians such as Horacio Hernández, Richard Bona. He has performed in New York City, Singapore, Spain, Hong Kong and the UK. He has released 4 albums as a leader, 1 in New York and 3 in Spain. Mikel worked in the R/B Funk band Lovehead in New York in the 90s and performed regularly in the music scene. We get into the art of free jazz improvisation, modern jazz piano, his approach to soloing over...


Dim Sum Dollies, Her Rock/Funk Band "Ugly in the Morning" & their new album | Pam Oei

Pam Oei is an accomplished and award winning actor/singer/host/producer and director. She is well known as one of the “Dim Sum Dollies”, a critically acclaimed and popular musical production in Singapore. We talk about how she got her start in singing and acting, how the "Dim Sum Dollies" got started, her funk/rock band "Ugly in the Morning" and their new album "3 or More If You Can Afford It", and much, much more!


Jazz piano prodigy & genius talks about his music and style | Matt Savage

On today’s episode of the Nikhil Hogan show we talk to the amazing jazz piano prodigy Matt Savage! We discuss his early albums, how he learned to improvise, his favorites recordings and influences, his approach to arranging and reharmonization, his classical compositions, his favorite classical composers, his latest album "Piano Voyages" and much, much more!


Pt 2: Jazz & Classical Trumpet playing, Improvisation, Perfect Pitch | Wayne Pearcy

On today’s episode of the Nikhil Hogan show, we have a special two-part interview with Trumpeter Wayne Pearcy, an accomplished Jazz and Classical musician. In Pt 2 of our interview, we discuss music in-depth, from perfect pitch, learning how to improvise, Wayne’s take on the great trumpet players, both jazz and classical, and so much more. Be sure to also check out Pt 1, where we get into some important about Wayne’s advocacy work for assistive technology for visually impaired students....


Pt 1: Music assistive technology for visually impaired students | Waye Pearcy

On today’s episode of the Nikhil Hogan show, we have a special two-part interview with Trumpeter Wayne Pearcy, an accomplished Jazz and Classical musician. In Pt 1 of our interview, we discuss Wayne’s advocacy work for assistive technology for visually impaired students. Stay tuned for Pt 2, where we get into some brilliant discussions of music as well. All that and more on the Nikhil Hogan Show.