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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 24, 2017

It shouldn’t take Women’s History Month for us to appreciate and enjoy the music of female jazz musicians.  Particularly in the last two decades, women have moved from “female performer” to “performer” in their own right, as both leaders and side players.

 Women were there at the birth of jazz, and singers...


Apr 4, 2014

"A freethinking, gifted pianist on the scene, (Kris) Davis lives in each note that she plays. Her range is impeccable; she tackles prepared piano, minimalism and jazz standards, all under one umbrella. I consider her an honorary descendant of Cecil Taylor and a welcome addition to the fold." – Jason Moran.

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Jun 25, 2013

Jason Miles was coming of age in New York during the late 1960’s, and he and his friends haunted the concert halls and clubs of the day to catch now-legendary performers. One magic evening he recalled was the night they caught Sly & the Family Stone opening for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. I checked his memory to...


Jun 23, 2013

If we are closing in on the last weekend in June, then it’s time for Summer Jazz Festivals to kick into gear.  Podcast 356 is a preview of the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York, held this year on June 29-30th. A following podcast will focus on the Montreal Jazz Festival, which starts...


All Nite Soul Celebrates 42nd Anniversary October 7 at "the Jazz Church"

Oct 4, 2012

On  the 42nd Anniversary of All Nite Soul, the Jazz Ministry of Saint Peter’s Church — the Jazz Church — is thrilled to announce that Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone), Jon Faddis (trumpet), Rufus Reid (bass), and Kenny Werner (piano) will be...