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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.

Aug 29, 2013

For my money, the greatest four days of the jazz year come every Labor Day weekend, and the People of Detroit roll out the red carpet and put on a blowout jazz festival that rivals any in the world this year will be no exception with a killer lineup to keep you running from stage to stage to stage….

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Aug 26, 2013

Ego is never an issue for James Zollar. Acknowledged as a “first call” trumpeter, he is more than happy to be known for his stints playing as a sideman with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Band, Tony Bennett, Marty Ehrlich, clarinetist Don Byron, Latin jazz percussionist Mongo Santamaria, and...

Aug 25, 2013

The loss of Cedar Walton at the age of 79 earlier this week makes celebrating Wayne Shorter’s 80th birthday today all the more important. We are losing more of the pioneers who made jazz what it is today every day, so we should savor the music and presence of someone of Wayne’s stature while we can.

Repost: Podcast 155: A Portrait of Marian McPartland

Aug 22, 2013

The passing of Marian McPartland at the age of 95 this week fills a void in the jazz world that will not likely be filled by one person anytime soon. She was a composer, a performer, a radio host, an author and a brilliant conversationalist who held the memories of jazz's hey-days in New York both before and...

Aug 20, 2013

"I hear in Luke Celenza a young gifted jazz musician who has the right inquisitive attitude and true potential to become one of the key players in the scene. He brings to the table a fresh sound and an uncommon restrained maturity in his music which I am sure will keep on delighting us for many years to come. ”-...