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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.

Jun 30, 2018

When we talk about the top jazz drummers of the past fifty years, particularly in the area of jazz-funk and fusion, the short list of real greats has to include Mike Clark. Already a veteran jazz drummer by the time Herbie Hancock picked him for his immortal Headhunters band, Clark wrote the book on jazz-funk, and went...


Jun 21, 2018

Summer can officially begin! The 2018 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th, 2018 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. As always there is a stellar lineup, and this year a few scheduling changes have made the festival even more...


Jun 20, 2018

Riddle me this…

What do these recordings all have in common, besides classic recording artists: “Boogie Chillun” by John Lee Hooker; “Back in the USA” by the MC5; “Mothership Connection” by Parliament; “Theme from Shaft” by Isaac Hayes; and “What’s Goin’ On” by Marvin Gaye.

The answer? They were...