Ronnie Burrage: Drummer, bandleader, producer, historian, educator, activist

Interview with Ronnie Burrage

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Who do call when you need a rock solid drummer?

Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Jackie McLean, Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Fortune, Doc Cheatham, Sir Rolland Hanna, Michael Brecker, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Chico Freeman, Hamiet Bluiett, and many others have all agreed: Ronnie Burrage.

In this call, we talk about Ronnie’s … Read more

Judy Carmichael – Jazz Inspired – Part Two

Interview with Judy Carmichael

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Part Two of our conversation with Judy Carmichael

Pianist, singer, song writer, author, producer – and host of the best jazz interview show on the radio (and the Internet): Jazz Inspired. Click here for more info about Judy Click here to listen to Judy’s Jazz Inspired interview with Alan Broadbent

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Randy Klein and Jazzheads.com

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What do you do if you’re a composer and can’t get your work recorded? (A very common scenario by the way)

You start your own record label of course and that’s exactly what composer/songwriter/educator Randy Klein did.

And the music world is a richer place because of it,

Among other gems, Jazzheads.com is the label for … Read more

Milford Graves Full Mantis

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Jazz on the Tube’s Ken McCarthy discusses the work of drummer/percussionist/healer/martial artist/philosopher Milford Graves with Jake Meginsky, maker of the documentary “Milford Graves Full Mantis.”

The film “Full Mantis” is now available on Amazon Prime.

Also available via pay-per-play on Vudu, YouTube and Google Play.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Help preserve the Manhattan School of Music’s world class Afro-Cuban music program

I recently heard that the Manhattan School of Music plans to discontinue its semester-long world class Afro-Cuban Orchestra program under the able direction of master musician and educator Bobby Sanabria and replace it with a two week program taught by visiting instructors.

This news hurts my soul on so many levels.

Here are just three that stand out:

#1. The … Read more