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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.

Apr 9, 2021

Sammy Stein is a noted columnist, reviewer and author, writing about music, mostly jazz, but also other genres. She is the International Editor for the Jazz Journalists Association. Her books include Women In Jazz, which won the Jazz Times Distaff Award, made their Gearhead list and was Phace Magazines' Music Book of...


Apr 3, 2021

Steve Slagle is certainly an artist up for meeting a challenge. The veteran saxophone/flute player had been set to record a new album in the early Summer of 2020, but the complete shut down of live and recorded music due to COVID-19 put a stop to that. However, always looking for a way to get his music heard, he...


Mar 31, 2021

Live performances have been at a premium these many pandemic-plagued months. A new live recording may be even rarer. But in October 2020, veteran saxophonist Jim Snidero found himself with an opportunity he couldn’t pass up – a chance to play a live gig at the famed Deer Head Inn in Pennsylvania and record it for...


Mar 29, 2021

Veronica Swift’s second album has been hugely anticipated. Heck, she was on the cover of Downbeat in the November issue, months before her latest collection of tunes was ready for release.

This Bitter Earth (Mack Avenue Records), takes on song-cycle characteristics as Swift tackles sexism [“How Lovely to Be a...


Mar 22, 2021

Lisa Hilton and her longstanding band mates Rudy Royston (drums), Luques Curtis (bass) and JD Allen (tenor sax), had just finished the first half of their tour for their 2020 album, Chalkboard Destinywhen the corona virus forced a shutdown of the tour and sent Lisa back to her home in California. Using her creativity...