Five Questions with Marcus Lewis

Marcus Lewis has become one of the most in-demand trombonists in the Atlanta area. Lewis is a musician who creates jazz/improvised music with integrity and passion that resonates. Described as soulful, fiery and intuitive, Lewis focuses on the musical journey and conversational aspects of the jazz/improvised music genre. Marcus Lewis was born in Augusta Georgia in […]

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Five Questions with Aaron Gum

Aaron Gum produces music videos in Omaha, Nebraska, and will occasionally turn his lenses towards still subjects. Sometimes his puppets and he will star in their own videos. Aaron has been described as an audio visual mad scientist, a mild mannered animator / graphics guy by day, and balancer of modular synthesizers, puppets, visuals and audio recording […]

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Five Questions with Ron Cooley

Ron Cooley is one of the midwest’s busiest & most popular musicians. In addition to his work with local bands, Ron performs every Christmas season as a member of the nationally acclaimed group Mannheim Steamroller. He has toured throughout the USA and Germany and appeared on various national TV and radio shows. Ron has recorded […]

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Five Questions with Grover Lipkins

Grover Lipkins is considered one of the premier guitarists of the Midwest. Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, Grover took an interest in music early in life, inspired by his older brother, Grady. Since then he would be known for locking himself up in his room, teaching himself to play all different styles of guitar from […]

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Five Questions with Karrin Allyson

“She’s been described as a “musician’s musician, …a complete performance by a complete artist —and for once the overused term actually makes sense — a complete artist, one of the jazz world’s finest.” — Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times. Thirteen albums, — plus, a self-produced holiday album, Yuletide Hideaway, which won a four-star review from Downbeat and praise […]

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Five Questions with Orenda Fink

Traveling the world now, performing concert dates supporting both her own Blue Dream tour, and opening for her friend Jenny Lewis’s tour, Orenda Fink is truly a woman living her passion, and that passion seems to be catching on. Her third solo album, BLUE DREAM, was released on August 19 of this year, and the blogosphere […]

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Five Questions with Hector Anchondo

Bluesman Hector Anchondo was born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in the hills of the Ozark Mountains near Salem, Missouri. Anchondo has been rapidly emerging as one of the mid-western blues artists to watch for. His influences range from Stevie Ray Vaughn and John Lee Hooker to the stories told by legendary country players like […]

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Five Questions with Ray Vega

Native New Yorker, trumpeter, and composer Ray Vega is one of the innovators of the international jazz and latin music scenes. The Puerto Rican musician grew up immersed in the heart of two vibrant New York City music scenes,jazz and salsa. Vega has performed and recorded with Mongo Santamaria,Ray Barretto and New World Spirit, including the […]

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Five Questions with Frank Catalano

Downbeat Magazine said of Frank Catalano’s playing: “full throttle front and center, a modal rocker that suggests John Coltrane energy in the 21st century.” High praise for the Chicago saxophonist, who began playing at age 7. He severed his right middle finger while working on a car engine when he was 16, but forced his hands […]

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