Welcome Tanglewood Jazz Fest fans!

Thanks for visiting The Jazz Session! I recorded interviews at Tanglewood with:

  • Nnenna Freelon
  • Harolyn Blackwell
  • Mike Garson
  • Kat Edmonson
  • Michael Kaeshammer
  • Benny Reid
  • Regina Carter
  • Paquito D’Rivera
  • Chris Potter
  • Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: Douglas Purviance, John Mosca, Dick Oatts
  • Ben Powell

Those interview will be available in the weeks ahead. I’ve recently interviewed several players who were at Tanglewood this weekend, including:

  • John Ellis (played on Sunday with Kat Edmonson)
  • Kurt Elling (sang on Saturday on Radio Deluxe)
  • Dan Loomis (played Friday night with Benny Reid, and is heard in this interview with his band The Wee Trio)

You can also read reviews by my colleague Greg Haymes at his excellent site, Nippertown.com. I met Greg this weekend and he’s a great guy who’s passionate about the music. Read his reviews:

I also recorded interviews and wrote reviews of the last year’s jazz festival (2008). Those are archived here.

You’ll also find many other interviews here with jazz musicians from several generations, including established masters such as Sonny Rollins, Chico Hamilton, Steve Kuhn and Eberhard Weber. There are also interviews with musicians who’ve been making a mark during the past decade or two, including Donny McCaslin, Arturo O’Farrill, and Terence Blanchard. And you’ll hear from the next generation of musicians — folks whose names you’ll be hearing for years to come, such as Jo Lawry, Christine Jensen and Miles Okazaki.

Visit the Show Archive for all the past episodes of the show. And come back often! (Or subscribe for free using the links at the left.)

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