Five Questions with Eric Harland

Eric Harland Multi-GRAMMY®-nominated drummer, Eric Harland is one of the most in demand drummers of his generation. He has already been on close to 200 recordings at the age of 36. He leads his own group, Voyager, and has played and recorded with greats Betty Carter, Charles Lloyd, Dave Holland, Josh Redman, McCoy Tyner, and Kurt […]

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Five Questions with Charlie Jones

I dont dig current music…..my competition is largely non-musicians….could never politic with people…didnt wanna play sessions or in show pits,etc….it becomes more and more clear to me that as much as a musician that i may consider myself to be, it’s really just a vehicle to influence in a positive way….

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Five Questions with Paul Haar

You’ve heard the saying “Those who can, do, those who can’t, teach”. That doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to saxophonist Paul Haar. He can, he does, and he teaches it. I was at a wedding at Joslyn a few years back, and there was a jazz quartet playing. I recognized players […]

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Five Questions with Nicholas Payton

With Nicholas Payton, things are black and white. Read his blog. He is in your face, and, it seems, that’s right where he wants to be. The New Orleans born, GRAMMY® – winning trumpeter/composer/pianist/ loves to start, and end, a rukus. For instance, just play any of the videos on his site.  Just when he has a […]

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