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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.

Jul 25, 2010

Bruce Barth and Steve Wilson’s new live duo CD, Home,  has some of the finest improvisation and close coordination between musicians I’ve heard in a long time, Barth, a veteran of Terence Blanchard’s band, has been broadening his horizons over the past few years, so it was a pleasure to check in with the piano...

Jul 24, 2010

Wayne Escoffery is one of the most versatile tenor saxophone players we have today. Ever since he left the Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut scene under the legendary Jackie McLean’s tutelage, he has been playing in small bands, large bands, as a side man and accompanist for some of the finest in the business.


Now 35...

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz Preview

Jul 16, 2010

Who doesn't like free music? Or a free music festival? Or especially a free JAZZ music festival?

An annual rite of summer tradition continues in 2010 in Bushnell Park, Hartford, Connecticut, America’s oldest public park, when the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz will presented its 19th annual event of three nights...

Jul 15, 2010

The always informative Funky16Corners, one of my favorite spots for finding hard-to find old soul, funk and jazz recordings, has a jazz bonanza today, as they feature not one, not two, but FOUR different versions of Cannonball Adderley’s classic “Sack O’Woe”. Visit him ASAP for a listen, since the tracks are not...

Jazz in July: Talking Refractions with Geri Allen

Jul 13, 2010

Wherever school is in session, you’ll find Geri Allen. Even during summer vacation.


The acclaimed jazz piano player not only writes, records and performers with her trio and as a solo act, but has firmly established herself as one of the foremost jazz educators of the day. Having earned a B.A. in Jazz Studies and...