Archive for the 'TJS In The News' Category

January 20th 2015
The Jazz Session makes #2.

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For the first time ever, a jazz publication acknowledged the existence of The Jazz Session, just 442 episodes, 8 years, and nearly 3 million downloads after it began. It’s a start. Next year, the Oscars! (Thanks to Martin Porter for the photos and for letting me know this even happened.)

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September 15th 2014
The Jazz Session: Radio Edition

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Tune in Fridays from 9-11 a.m. ET for The Jazz Session: Radio Edition. Listen in State College, PA, on The Lion 90.7 FM , or online at http://thelion.fm. The show is live and I’m not archiving it, but you can find playlists here.

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August 1st 2013
The Jazz Session Is Back!

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We did it! Thank you all so much!

In particular, I’d like to thank Josh Rutner and Patrick McCurry for their help with the planning and execution of this Kickstarter campaign. It would not have happened without them.

The Jazz Session’s new season starts October 1, 2013.

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July 22nd 2013
Jazz folks write about The Jazz Session

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I’m so grateful to the writers who’ve mentioned The Jazz Session Kickstarter campaign. Here’s a roundup of the stories of which I’m aware.

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January 5th 2012
My talk at the JazzTimes DIY Crash Course

Posted under Podcast & TJS In The News

I spoke today at the JazzTimes DIY Crash Course in Manhattan, an event held in tandem with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference. This is the audio of my presentation, which was about podcasting and telling a story as an artist. There were graphics, too. As soon as I get the video, I’ll pass it along. Thanks to Lee Mergner of JazzTimes for inviting me and thanks to David Lee Joy from All Star Media for providing the audio. Lee Mergner is the first person you’ll hear in this audio clip. Thanks also to the wonderful Amy Cervini for assisting with my presentation.

UPDATE: Here’s video of the first half of my talk. Then my camera battery died. Thanks to Derrick Lucas for filming this. More video may be available later.

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August 26th 2011
Spreading the love: The Field Negro Guide To Arts & Culture

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I’m a big fan of a podcast called The Field Negro Guide To Arts & Culture, hosted by guitarist Vernon Reid and comedian W. Kamau Bell. I like smart people anyway, but these two guys are particularly inspiring on a variety of topics both in — and far beyond — their chosen fields. So I was thrilled when I saw that their Producer Extraordinaire, Alex Thornton, posted this on their site. Thanks, guys.

By the way, you can follow all three members of the FNGTAC crew on Twitter:

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July 12th 2011
Holy canoli! The LA Times just named me one of 25 to follow on Twitter

Posted under Podcast & TJS In The News

Thank you to the LA Times’ Culture Monster column for naming me as one of 25 arts & culture people to follow on Twitter.

March 23rd 2010
An interview with lil’ ol’ me

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The wonderful Willard Jenkins (who was my guest on TJS #123) just posted an interview with me about The Jazz Session.

Check it out over at Willard’s blog, The Independent Ear.

One note: Willard refers to me in his introduction as a “broadcaster-poet.” I think that may be the single nicest description of me ever.

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January 13th 2010
Jazz + basketball = link love

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My recent interview with basketball writer Nathaniel Friedman is getting some exposure on the Interwebs. It will help to know that Nathaniel Friedman’s pen name is Bethlehem Shoals:

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February 13th 2009
RIP, Gerry Niewood

Posted under Cause of the Month & Contest & Jazz News & RIJF & TJS In The News

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Saxophonist and flutist Gerry Niewood died in the plane crash in Buffalo last night. He was a wonderful player whose saxophone was heard most famously with Chuck Mangione and on the Concert In Central Park album by Simon & Garfunkel.

Niewood was one of the first horn players I ever knew by name because Paul Simon yells out his name after a solo on that live album. I’ve always been a huge Chuck Mangione fan, too, and own all the LPs that Chuck and Gerry made together, many of them recorded in their native Rochester.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Gerry Niewood in 2004 at Jazz90.1. He was very gracious, humble and funny. I interviewed his son Adam in the fall of last year. He’s also a very talented saxophonist, and he talked quite a bit about Gerry during the interview.

LISTEN to the interview with Adam Niewood. He starts talking about his dad halfway through.

My condolences go out to Adam and the entire Niewood family. What a sad, sad day.

UPDATE: Here are some of the many press stories about Gerry’s passing:

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December 23rd 2008
Reviewing The Jazz Session

Posted under Jazz News & Site Updates & TJS In The News

Blogger David Hill has posted a very nice review of The Jazz Session on his blog, Hot House. Thanks, David!

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June 7th 2007
TJS On The Radio?

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WXXI, one of Rochester’s public radio stations, mentioned The Jazz Session in a recent broadcast. The male voice you hear is that of Scott Fybush, who runs the indispensable NorthEast Radio Watch.

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June 6th 2007
The Jazz Session featured in City Newspaper

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Ron Netsky of City Newspaper, Rochester’s alternative weekly, wrote a nice article on The Jazz Session this week.

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April 29th 2007
The Jazz Session in the news!

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I went to high school in Canandaigua, NY, a bedroom community for the larger city of Rochester. Today’s paper featured an article on The Jazz Session, which you can read here in PDF format:

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