jazz

Carmon DeLeone's Big Band in concert

Jun 7, 2013

Carmon DeLeone, longtime music director of the Cincinnati Ballet, is also an exceptional jazz drummer, and he and his band, Carmon DeLeone and the New Studio Big Band, will be in concert at The Carnegie in Covington on June 13. He joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about his love of big band music and the wide repertoire the audience will hear during the Old, New, Borrowed and Blue concert.

NKU Faculty Jazz Ensemble's William Brian Hogg

May 24, 2013

The Northern Kentucky University Faculty Jazz Ensemble has released its debut CD, and our Frank Johnson talks with the co-producer of the project, Director of Jazz Studies/Assistant Professor of Saxophone William Brian Hogg.

Jazz Drummer Jeff Hamilton

Apr 26, 2013

Acclaimed jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton is coming back to downtown’s Blue Wisp Jazz Club on May 2 to play with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, a group he recorded a CD with last year. Jeff Hamilton dropped by the studio to talk with Lee Hay to talk about this gig and other projects he’s been working on.

The influential jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd died on Monday, 2/4/13, at the age of 80, his nephew has said.  Alex Bugnon, a jazz pianist, reported his uncle's death on Thursday, though it has yet to be confirmed.  Bugnon wrote on his own Facebook page: "Donald passed away Monday in Delaware, where he lived. His funeral will be held in Detroit sometime next week. I have no more patience for this unnecessary shroud of secrecy placed over his death by certain members of his immediate family. "

Jazz Guitar Great Bill Frisell

Oct 5, 2012
Michael Wilson

A brief word from Frank Johnson regarding jazz guitarist Bill Frisell & the 858 String Quartet's  appearance on October 10 at the historic Emery Theatre .  In conjunction with a FotoFocus exhibiton, they will be performing the world premiere of Musical Portraits from Heber Springs.   

Jazz Guitarist Bobby Broom

Sep 14, 2012

Acclaimed jazz performer Bobby Broom and his trio will be in town performing at the Thompson House on September 21, and he speaks by phone with Frank Johnson to discuss his music and his recent CD Bobby Broom Plays for Monk.

Antibalas

Sep 7, 2012

David Delegator shares a preview of the band Antibalas, a jazz-influenced Afropop band from Brooklyn, NY, which is coming to the Taft Theatre on September 15.

Trio Pi + 1

Aug 31, 2012

Give a listen to a new local jazz recording entitled If You Never Come to Me by Trio Pi + 1 from their cd, Eclypso.

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