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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.

May 28, 2014

The first major jazz event of the summer is on its way.

OK, the summer solstice doesn’t start the season until June 21st, but for my money, Memorial Day starts off the summer season, and the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival will start on May 30th and run until June 8th. Good enough for me.

And the Festival is...

See Cecile Live on Your Computer!

May 28, 2014 is honored to join Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in presenting the live webcast of Grammy® Nominated  Recording Artist  Cecile McLorin Salvant today, May 28 at 9pm/London - 10pm/Paris - 4pm/NY at  The webcast will be on demand until June 1, 2014. It will also be streamed on JazzCorner's

Birthday Re-Posts: Ramsey Lewis and Dee Dee Bridgewater

May 27, 2014

In honor of their birthdays, here are two re-posts of Podcasts from a few years back. They feature my conversations with Ramsey Lewis and Dee Dee Bridgewater, along with a selection of their music.

Both artists have personal significance for me. Ramsey Lewis’ Sun Goddess was one of the first jazz records I listened...

The Gospel According to the Afro-Semitic Experience

May 26, 2014

The duet-playing partnership created by African-American jazz pianist Warren Byrd, and Jewish-American jazz bassist David Chevan blossomed into a full-scale group, the Afro-Semitic Experience, for an interfaith Martin Luther King memorial service in 1998,. Their music is an intricate tapestry of the distinct cultures...

May 25, 2014

Ten years after nearly walking away from the piano due to his struggles with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), an incurable connective tissue disorder with which he was born, Noah Baerman is playing and composing with more authority than ever. These challenges and his experiences as a foster parent have deepened his already...