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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Welcome to Straight No Chaser, the Award-winning Podcast hosted by Jeffrey Siegel

Oct 25, 2011

Halloween is here again, which means its almost time to make up a batch of my famous pumpkin martinis to carry Nancy and me through the evening’s trick or treaters. And it’s also time for my semi-annual podcast of jazz songs with spooky titles. Click here for a bevy of ghouls and goblins, witches and devils, all...

Oct 18, 2011

The 9th Annual Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) series will be held at the Jazz Standard in New York from Thursday, October 20, through Sunday, October 23  This year, the FONT series celebrates Kenny Wheeler, one of the most creative and iconic of progressive trumpeters. Wheeler (pictured above), a Canadian residing...

Oct 18, 2011

It may be hard for those who discovered jazz in the late 1970's and early 1980's to wrap their heads around it, but trumepter Wynton Marsalis turns 50 years old today. Despite his position as one of jazz's most revered voices and organizers, I always saw him as the new kid on the block.

Clearly that's no longer the...