Darren Hoffman – Tradition is a Temple

Interview


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It’s clear that there’s no place like New Orleans – but why is that so?

In spite of all its material challenges, culture, community, and tradition lives there.

We talk with director/musician/producer Darren Hoffman about the making of this marvelous film.

We also talk about this music work with New Orleans drumming master … Read more

The Jazz Cruise and more


 

Interview


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There are many ways to enjoy jazz: on record (or CD), on the radio, at a club, at a festival.

On this call we talk with producer Michael Lazaroff about what is possibly the most glorious way to enjoy jazz mankind has ever created: on a cruise.

Michael’s company Entertainment Cruise Production is … Read more

Tom Cunniffe: JazzHistoryOnline.com

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Singer, writer, and educator Tom Cunniffe was part of the legendary and unfortunately now-defunct Jazz.com.

He’s captured the spirit of that site and put his own unique twist on it with a unique approach to reviewing the music and shining a light on some of the great music of the past that deserves a … Read more

Milcho Leviev – East to West to Back Again

Interview


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Milcho’s Official website: Bio and more info
http://milcholeviev.net/new/en/

Pianist and composer Milcho Leviev was born and raised in Bulgaria in 1937 which means he had the experience of World War II, the Soviet invasion, and a long dictatorship as a child and young man.

Milcho is part of a wave of supremely accomplished musicians … Read more

Bruce Conforth and the real Robert Johnson

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Musician, educator and historian Bruce Conforth introduces us to the real Robert Johnson.

Far from the one-dimensional “native genius” he is often portrayed as, Robert Johnson was a well read, well traveled, versatile artist whose genius was no accident.

Dead at the age of 26, in his short life Johnson’s art left an indelible … Read more

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