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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.

Dec 1, 2019

If you are looking to find some new music for celebrating the Yuletide, please allow me to provide you with a cross-section of new or recent releases that will help make your spirits bright. Podcast 715 is nearly an hour of music from the following artists and albums, many of which may have flown beneath your radar as...


Nov 27, 2019

For past Thanksgivings, I've just posted two songs that set the mood for me - George Benson's "Giblet Gravy" on the night before, to help  out those cooking a festive meal, and Diana Krall's version of "Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)". The latter, an Irving Berlin masterpiece, is often played for Christmas, but...


Nov 27, 2019

One of the reasons I continue to record this music and tour every year is that the holidays are a reminder for all of us about the things that matter. It’s a time when we seem more capable of living our best lives. It’s easy to get off course during the rest of the year, especially the way the world is these days...


Nov 24, 2019

An in-demand sidewoman on the jazz scenes of both New York City and her native Nuremberg, Germany, drummer Mareike Wiening asserts her talents as composer, player and bandleader on Metropolis Paradise, her first full-length CD and debut on Dave Douglas’ Greenleaf Music label. Ms. Wiening's latest outing features her...


Nov 20, 2019

It was only a matter of time before Randy Brecker and Ada Rovatti made a record together. Married for almost twenty years, they have played together in the Brecker Brothers Reunion Band and other projects, but it has taken years for them to play together in a project devoted to Ada’s work. Brecker Plays...