The Jazz Session #486: Claudia Acuña

Vocalist Claudia Acuña is back with Turning Pages, her first new album in a decade. In this interview, Acuña talks about being a musician and a mom; the process of releasing a record independently after years working with big labels; the honesty in her lyrics; and much more.

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The Jazz Session #485: Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf

Science Fair (Sunnyside Records, 2018) is the debut project from the team of drummer Allison Miller and pianist Carmen Staaf. In this interview, Miller and Staaf talk about the unlikely way they met; their shared love of swing, groove and dance; how they chose the other members of their band; and more. (Note: Carmen has been on the show before. Listen to her 2011 interview.)

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The Jazz Session #484: Brittany Anjou

Pianist and composer Brittany Anjou has a new album called Enamiĝo Reciprokataj (Origin Records, 2019). In this interview, Anjou talks about why her album is titled in Esperanto; the long process of bringing this music from idea to paper to stage to studio; the many diverse projects with which she’s involved; and more.

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The Jazz Session #483: Nick Millevoi

Twilight Time is the new album by guitarist Nick Millevoi and his Desertion Trio. The album features covers of both well known and obscure rock and doo wop songs from the 50s and 60s. In this interview, Millevoi talks about the origin of the trio and the idea for the record; the impact of David Lynch on the way we hear music from this era; and his upcoming touring schedule with Desertion Trio, Unspeakable Garbage and others.

I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it’s important work that deserves public support. I’d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that The Jazz Session is worth supporting, become a member today for just $5 a month at thejazzsession.com/join. You’ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. Help me make this show for decades to come by joining today. Thank you.