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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

Mar 31, 2014

When you hear the name Bernie Worrell, your feet should begin shuffling and your hind quarters should start to shake. That’s because Mr. Worrell is a certified keyboard legend; a founding member and essential collaborator / composer / music director and arranger in George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic,  and a sideman...


Mar 26, 2014

Over the past five years, Stacey Kent has grown from a fine vocal interpreter of the Great American Song Book to one of the most continually interesting and moving jazz singers of our time. Beginning with her 2007 release Breakfast On the Morning Tram, Ms. Kent left the comfortable world of standards for songs by...


Mar 24, 2014

Founded in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival was the first of its kind in America and has been called the "grandfather of all jazz festivals." 2014 marks its 60th year and the Festival is celebrating with a multi-generational tour featuring an all-star band honoring the festival's rich heritage, its significance and the...


"Joy of Spring" - A Final Delight from Chico Hamilton

Mar 20, 2014

It's been a long, cold, tough winter here in New England, but today we say goodbye to all that, and welcome Spring. And what better way to welcome a little warmth than with the last recordings by the late, great Chico Hamilton. The Inquiring Mind is a posthumous release from Chico and his quintet Euphoria, recorded in...