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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.

Mar 29, 2015

The Spring is truly the season of spiritual awakengin and celebration. Holy week for those of the Christian faith is underway, and the first night of Passover, the Jewish festival of freedom, begins Friday evening, just as Good Friday observences end. The festival of Vaisaki, celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs is...

Mar 25, 2015


My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being…when you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups…I want to speak to their souls.” — John Coltrane


 I was cautiously...

Mar 22, 2015

"Thana Alexa is a great new talent...has a beautiful voice and is a great composer and bandleader...She's a musician first and a vocalist second." -  Antonio Sanchez

High praise from a great musician and Ode to Heroes delivers the goods.

The album mainly features the engaging original compositions of singer-songwriter...

Mar 19, 2015

It's the best band I ever worked with."- Maria Schneider

The Brussels Jazz Orchestra will present the U.S. premiere of "Graphicology—A Visual Jazz Score" at Jazz at Lincoln Center, March 20-22 at 7.30 and 9.30 pm at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (located at Broadway at 60th Street, 5th Floor, New York City).  For the...