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The Jazz Session #539: Tomoko Omura
Violinist Tomoko Omura‘s latest album is Branches, Vol. 1. In this interview, she talks about the album’s sonic landscape; how she drew from Japanese folktales to write the music; the gorgeous artwork by Trina Hines; and a lot more. Be sure to also watch the illustrated music video for “Revenge of the Rabbit.” / /Continue reading "The Jazz Session #539: Tomoko Omura"
The Jazz Session #538: Miki Yamanaka
Pianist Miki Yamanaka‘s new album is Human Dust Suite. In this interview, Yamanaka talks about the artwork that inspired the suite; how she left a graduate program in seismology in Japan to become a jazz pianist in New York; why she chose the specific players who accompany her on the album; and more. CONCERT NOTE:Continue reading "The Jazz Session #538: Miki Yamanaka"
The Jazz Session #537: Dr. Colleen Clark
Drummer and educator Dr. Colleen Clark is the first woman to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Performance at the University of North Texas. In this interview, she talks about her educational background; why she loves Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus; her sports-adjacent philosophy of music education; her new band; and more.Continue reading "The Jazz Session #537: Dr. Colleen Clark"
The Jazz Session #536: Champian Fulton
Champian Fulton’s new album, Birdsong, is a tribute to Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday. The album features Fulton’s working band plus saxophonist Scott Hamilton. In this interview, Fulton talks about meeting Hamilton in Europe; why she feels such a special connection to Bird; how she’s kept in touch with her audience during the pandemic; and someContinue reading "The Jazz Session #536: Champian Fulton"
The Jazz Session #535: Allegra Levy
Vocalist Allegra Levy‘s new album is Lose My Number: Levy Sings McNeil (SteepleChase, 2020). On it, she sings lyrics she wrote for the songs of her longtime collaborator, trumpeter John McNeil. In this interview, Levy talks about writing lyrics for someone else’s tunes; the story behind her all-woman band; finding new performance models both duringContinue reading "The Jazz Session #535: Allegra Levy"
The Jazz Session #534: Natalie Cressman
Trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman has released an album and a single with Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini, and a second album is nearly complete. In this interview, Cressman talks about immersing herself in the Portuguese language; the subtlety of her duo playing with Faquini; virtual music during the pandemic; and the recording of their secondContinue reading "The Jazz Session #534: Natalie Cressman"
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