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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.

Oct 30, 2020

In this COVID-riddled world, Hallowe'en will not be the same. Our community here in Western Massachusetts has not banned Trick or Treat, so Nancy and I will do the social distance thing and leave trays of candy out in the driveway for those kids (and kids at heart) who come out Saturday night 

The spirit of Hallowe'en...


Oct 29, 2020

Those following the music of trumpeter Michael Sarian over the past few years will have a pleasant surprise when they listen to New Aurora.  Known for his septet Michael Sarian & The Chabones and big band The Big Chabones, the latest release from the New York based musician finds him fronting a four piece acoustic...


Oct 28, 2020

New-York based jazz trombonist Matt Haviland has been in demand as a performer and featured soloist with some of the top names in jazz since the early 1980s.  His horn has been an important part of large groups like those led by Maria Schneider and Steven Bernstein, as well as the Mingus Big Band. He is a regular...


Oct 27, 2020

Harold López-Nussa has been successfully making records that blur the lines between straight-ahead jazz, Latin Jazz and Cuban folk music for years now.  His latest release on Mack Avenue, Te Lo Dije (the title roughly translates to "I Told You" pushes those boundries even further. 

López-Nussa once again has his...


Oct 2, 2020

As the follow-up to his GRAMMY-winning big band album, Back to the Sunset, Cuban-born drummer, composer, educator, and 2011 MacArthur Genius Fellow Dafnis Prieto returns to a smaller group release called Transparency, on his independent music label, Dafnison Music. Prieto's fearless Sextet features a top-shelf lineup,...