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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 13, 2021

More than 15 years after his last release as a leader, saxophonist Rick Margitza made his long-awaited return a few months back with the release of Sacred Hearts, on Le Coq Records. There is a tinge of melancholy, and a sense of a composer dealing with the pains of loss and joys of everyday life in these newly recorded...


May 2, 2021

In Podcast 815, saxophonist Vince Herring talked about his recent health struggles, and his enthusiastic new release on Smoke Sessions Records, entitled Preaching to the Choir

At 56 years of age, he has a lengthy resume, including time with legendary jazz musicians like Lionel Hampton, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Jack...