The Jazz Session #409: Sarah MK

Montreal native Sarah MK is a singer and songwriter who draws on R&B, hip hop and jazz. In this interview, Sarah talks about the Montreal scene and the Kalmunity collective; her jazz studies and what she feels they add to her music; and the challenges and opportunities of a musical life in Montreal. Learn more at sarahmk.com and follow her on Twitter at @sarahmkmusic.

CONCERT NOTE: Sarah MK is performing in NYC on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. at Sugar Bar, 254 West 72nd Street. $10 cover.

The Jazz Session #408: David Ryshpan

In this interview, Montreal pianist David Ryshpan talks about the scene in his adopted hometown; finding musical inspiration in Latin American poetry; how he came to love Brazilian piano trio music and formed his own Trio Bruxo; and the work of the Kalmunity collective. Learn more at settledinshipping.blogspot.com and follow him on Twitter at @ryshpanmusic.

The Jazz Session #405: John Geggie

Ottawa bassist John Geggie’s two most recent recordings are Geggie Project and Across The Sky, both released in 2010. In this interview, recorded in Ottawa on the Jazz Or Bust Tour, Geggie talks about the impact of radio on his early jazz education; exploring the role of the bass; the functions and limitations of institutions in teaching jazz; and his approach to composition. Learn more at johngeggie.com.

The Jazz Session #404: Martin Krusche

Saxophonist Martin Krusche’s most recent album with his band Magnetic Ear is Aliens Of Extraordinary Ability. In this interview, recorded in New Orleans during the Jazz Or Bust Tour, Krusche talks about how he decided on the way home from his first visit that he was going to move to New Orleans; the difference between being an artist in New York and in New Orleans; the creation of his pocket brass band, Magnetic Ear; his work as a saxophone repair technician; and the post-Katrina Habitat For Humanity home in which he now lives. Learn more at magneticear.com and martinkruschesaxophonerepair.com.

The Jazz Session #403: Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins’ most recent album is Road Shows Vol. 2 (Doxy Records, 2011). In this interview, recorded at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, Rollins talks about his love for Fats Waller; the world of politics and his place in it; and his feeling that a life in music was always his destiny. Learn more at sonnyrollins.com and follow him on Twitter at @SonnyRollins.

NOTE: This is Sonny’s third time on The Jazz Session. He was previously on the show in 2008 and 2010.