Created on February 19th 2007
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Since its inception in 2007, there have been more than 2.5 million downloads of The Jazz Session’s 400+ episodes. The Jazz Session focuses on in-depth interviews with jazz musicians, along with occasional interviews with producers, authors and others in the jazz world. The show’s mission is to chronicle the lives and opinions of musicians who make creative improvised music, without regard to artificial genres or labels. Every episode of the show is available in the archive for free. You can also subscribe for free via iTunes or an RSS reader.
About Jason Crane
Jason Crane was born in 1973 in Lenox, Massachusetts, home of Tanglewood and former home of the famed Music Inn and the Lenox School of Jazz. He worked professionally in the United States and Japan as a saxophonist in jazz, latin jazz, funk and blues bands. Jason also worked as a DJ for KUAT (classical) and KUAZ (jazz) in Tucson, AZ; as a news announcer for Bloomberg Radio in Tokyo, Japan; as Tokyo business correspondent for NPR’s Morning Edition; and as a producer and occasional interviewer at WXXI in Rochester (NY). From 2001-2004, Jason was station manager and drive-time jazz DJ at Jazz90.1 in Rochester. In 2005 (WROC, Rochester) and again in 2013 (WEGL, Auburn, AL), he hosted The Jason Crane Show, a political and cultural talk show.
Jason’s first collection of poetry, Unexpected Sunlight, is available from FootHills Publishing. You’ll find Jason’s poetry and other observations at jasoncrane.org.
- This work by Jason Crane is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
- Dave Vrabel designed the logo.
- The Respect Sextet composed and played the theme music.
- The overall layout of the site is based on the Fishy WordPress Theme.
- The show is recorded and mixed using the open-source audio application Audacity on a computer running the Ubuntu variety of Linux. The field recordings are made using a Marantz PMD 660.