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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.

Oscar Castro-Neves (1940-2014)

Sep 30, 2013

Oscar Castro-Neves, the celebrated Brazilian guitarist, arranger, and composer, died from complications of gastric cancer on Friday, September 27 in Los Angeles, California. He was 73-years-old.


Six decades of accomplishment and musical acclaim have demonstrated an inherent musical genius that has made Castro-Neves...

Benefit Concert for Dayna Stephens this Saturday in NYC

Sep 26, 2013

With the help of pianist Pascal Le Boeuf and bassist Linda Oh, the Jazz Gallery will be hosting a concert this...

Sep 25, 2013

Noah Preminger was just a teenager when word of his saxophone skills was making the rounds in Southern New England. Then he was another in a line of wunderkind musicians from the West Hartford, Connecticut Hall High School Jazz Band, alumni of which include Brad Mehldau, Richie Barshay and Joel Frahm.

Now Preminger is...

Sep 24, 2013

Ah, autumn in New England. This coming weekend it’s time to eschew the country and leaf peeing and head into the city for the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 28, from noon to 6 p.m. on Columbus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street in Boston’s South End. The outdoor performances...

Sep 19, 2013

Trumpeter Ralph Alessi seems to be everywhere these days.

Over the summer, there was his collaboration with long-time bassist Drew Gess on Gress' CD The Sky Inside as well as his duo recording with pianist Fred Hersch, Only Many. September has seen two releases - one on ECM, the quartet CD called Baida;  and another...