Acclaimed jazz singer Amy London stopped by our studio recently to talk with Lee Hay about her newest musical project, a CD called Bridges that features a variety of guest performers including local jazz pianist Steve Schmidt.
Xavier University music professor and organizer of the XU Music Series, Dr. Polina Bespalko, previews the upcoming concerts in their new jazz series, including a performance from the Blue Wisp Big Band on September 13, with our Ron Esposito.
The inaugural class of the new Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame will be inducted during a ceremony and concert by jazz great & Cincinnati nativeFred Hersch on Friday, May 8 at Northern Kentucky University. Ron Esposito gets all the details on the hall and this kick-off event from founder Virginia Casey.
Musicians came into the studio that day to honor the legendary drummer John Von Ohlen who has played with many jazz greats including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Cal Collins, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, and Perry Como. He's also recorded albums with many other greats like Carmen McRae, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Poole, John Clayton, Mel Torme & the Marty Paich Orchestra, and Benny Carter. John Von Ohlen was inducted into the CEA 2005 Hall of Fame.