The world's top musicians, composers, & producers tell trumpeter-composer-vocalist Knox Summerour how they've made it in the world of music for TV, Film, Games, Stage, & Studio. Go behind the scenes of Film Music, TV bands, Game music, Jazz, Pop, Classical, and more for tips, advice, and timeless stories from the professionals who've been there, who are there, who will be there.
If you're a musician, a student, a freelancer in any field, or simply a fan of great music and musicians, this podcast is for you.
Knoxcast Ep. 05 – Chris Tedesco
If you watch Homeland, you’ve heard Chris Tedesco play trumpet. His other clients? Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Oceans 12, & many more. Nephew to legendary Hollywood studio guitarist Tommy Tedesco (The Wrecking Crew), Chris is a good friend and one of the most well-known & sought-after musicians in Hollywood & beyond. Chris is the archetypal freelancer, a straight-shooter, … Continue reading "Knoxcast Ep. 05 – Chris Tedesco"
Knoxcast Ep. 04 – Ernie Fields, Jr.
X-Factor, The Voice, and American Idol. Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, and Bobby Blue Bland. Multi-Woodwind Artist and Music Contractor Ernie Fields, Jr. has worked with all of these, and many more. Celebrating a 60-plus-year career, he's still one of the busiest Music Contractors in Hollywood today.
Ernie has worked in every area of the music industry, and his roots go back to the days when big band and jazz was Pop Music. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ernie, who is better known to his colleagues as "Kool Man Kool," got his start playing and touring with his father's famous Ernie Fields Orchestra in the 1940's and 1950's. Today I'm honored we get to talk to Ernie about his life and career in music.
Knoxcast Ep. 03 – Carl Saunders
Carl Saunders is the best jazz trumpeter you’ve never heard. And if you have heard him, as I have, you might just stop at The Best. John Williams, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, on and on, Carl has performed and/or recorded with all of them. Now with 4 jaw-dropping solo albums of his own, all available on iTunes and elsewhere, he’s also focused on recording most if not all of the Songs he’s composed over the years, which are available in his new book entitled “NEW JAZZ STANDARDS,” available on CarlSaunders.com right now, I highly recommend it. He’s become a friend and musical mentor of mine, so without further ado….
Knoxcast Ep. 02 – Bob Wilson
Bob Wilson is a Grammy-nominated drummer, songwriter, and a founding member of the band SeaWind whose sound defined an era of jazz fusion in the 70’s-80’s. They were also the precursor to the Jerry Hey Horns, who have set the bar for rhythm and horn section studio recording for generations. Bob later toured with Billy & Franklin Graham for over 10 years and is currently a producer with the wildly successful music software company Spectrasonics, whose products Omnisphere, Stylus, Keyscape, and more are used every day by A-List music producers and film, tv, and, game composers. He’s got some wonderful stories and advice… here’s Bob Wilson.
Knoxcast Ep. 01 – Scott Mayo
MY FIRST GUEST IS MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, VOCALIST, PRODUCER, SONGWRITER, COMPOSER SCOTT MAYO. EARTH WIND AND FIRE, DANCING WITH THE STARS, THE EMMY AWARDS, SERGIO MENDES, QUEEN LATIFAH, THE B.E.T. AWARDS…. THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE DIVERSE ACTS SCOTT’S BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH OVER THE YEARS. IT’S MY HONOR TO CALL HIM A FRIEND OF MINE, AND I’M GRATEFUL HE COULD JOIN ME FOR THE VERY FIRST EPISODE OF KNOXCAST.
Knoxcast Ep. 01 Teaser – Scott Mayo
LOS ANGELES –– SCOTT MAYO OF EARTH, WIND, & FIRE AND DANCING WITH THE STARS IS THE FIRST GUEST ON MY BRAND NEW SHOW, KNOXCAST: MUSIC ON MUSIC, LAUNCHING THIS FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 2018, WITH THREE EPISODES: 1) SCOTT MAYO, 2) BOB WILSON – FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE BAND SEAWIND AND CURRENTLY OF MUSIC SOFTWARE GIANT SPECTRASONICS, AND 3) THE GREATEST LIVING JAZZ TRUMPET … Continue reading "Knoxcast Ep. 01 Teaser – Scott Mayo"
This interview is a great peek into the world of music and all the behind the scenes. Much more than I expected. Great job!