Archive for the 'Vocalists' Category

March 10th 2016
The Jazz Session #460: Brenda Earle Stokes

Posted under Pianists & Podcast & Vocalists

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Pianist and vocalist Brenda Earle Stokes’ most recent album is 2014’s Right About Now. In this interview, she talks about her days playing pop songs on cruise ships; how her producer helped shaped the sound and the band on her most recent album; and how marriage and motherhood have changed her career as a musician. Learn more at brendaearle.com.

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May 11th 2015
The Jazz Session #454: Mimi Jones

Posted under Bassists & Podcast & Record Labels & Vocalists

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Bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones has a new album called Balance on her own Hot Tone Music label. In this interview, Jones talks about building community and why she started her own label; the life challenges that led to this album; the power of names; and her extensive upcoming touring schedule. Learn more at mimijonesmusic.com. Also, be sure to check out the other new Hot Tone releases by Camille Thurman and Shirazette Tinnin.

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May 19th 2014
The Jazz Session #437: Sara Serpa and Andre Matos

Posted under Guitarists & Podcast & Vocalists

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Primavera (2014, Inner Circle Music) is the new album by vocalist Sara Serpa and guitarist Andre Matos. In this interview, Serpa and Matos talk about using the studio as an instrument; the long process that led to this album; how the impending birth of their first child impacted the recording; and the use of others’ poetry in their music. Learn more at www.saraserpa.com and www.andrematosmusic.com, and follow Sara on Twitter at @serpasara.

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May 5th 2014
The Jazz Session #436: Hilary Gardner

Posted under Podcast & Vocalists

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Vocalist Hilary Gardner‘s latest recording is The Great City. In this interview, we talk about New York City and how it inspired the album; her long, strange trip from Wasilla, Alaska to Brooklyn; and how she finds and interprets songs. Learn more at hilarygardner.com and follow her on Twitter at @hilarygardner.

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April 21st 2014
The Jazz Session #434: Emily Asher

Posted under Podcast & Trombonists & Vocalists

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Trombonist and vocalist Emily Asher’s latest recording with her band Garden Party is Carnival Of Joy!, released in 2013. In this interview, Asher talks about her journey from playing trad jazz in the Pacific Northwest to her current life as part of the same scene in New York; her new project with bass sax, accordion and trombone; the difference between recreating music and re-imagining it; and her plans for her next album. Learn more at www.emilyasher.com and follow her on Twitter at @emasherbone.

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March 3rd 2014
The Jazz Session #430: Alison Wedding

Posted under Podcast & Vocalists

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Vocalist Alison Wedding‘s most recent album is This Dance (Ground Up Records, 2012). In this interview, Wedding talks about writing songs and how much a writer reveals; her years singing in Australia; improvisation versus interpretation; and her recent experience singing with Bobby McFerrin. Learn more at alisonwedding.com and follow her on Twitter at @alisonwedding.

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Finally, enjoy this video of Alison and recent Grammy winners Snarky Puppy:

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October 1st 2013
The Jazz Session #423: Lee Konitz and Camila Meza

Posted under Guitarists & Podcast & Saxophonists & Vocalists

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The season premiere of The Jazz Session begins with an extended conversation with saxophonist Lee Konitz. Konitz talks about why he followed a different path than most players of his generation; how he continues to find new things to play on standards; and what he looks for in the people he plays with. The music in this part of the show comes from Enfants Terribles (Half Note, 2012), his live album with Gary Peacock, Bill Frisell and Joey Baron. The album is available in The Jazz Session’s store.

In the second part of the show, guitarist and vocalist Camila Meza returns to talk about her new EP, Prisma (2013). Meza is performing at The Blue Note in NYC on October 11, 2013. Her new album is also available in The Jazz Session’s store.

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September 10th 2013
The Jazz Session #422: Vijay Iyer, Mary Halvorson, Stephan Crump, Nicky Schrire & the Atlas preview

Posted under Bassists & Guitarists & Jazz News & Pianists & Podcast & Podcast New Season & Vocalists

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I’m celebrating my 40th birthday with four new mini-interviews. Vijay Iyer talks about Holding It Down, his new album with Mike Ladd; Mary Halvorson introduces her septet recording Illusionary Sea; Stephan Crump‘s Rosetta Trio is back with Thwirl; and Nicky Schrire discusses her duo album Space and Time. Plus, Brad Linde returns with a preview of the upcoming season of jazz at the Atlas in Washington, D.C.

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July 10th 2013
The Jazz Session #419: Maria Christina

Posted under Podcast & Vocalists

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Vocalist and composer Maria Christina’s debut album is The Timeless In You (Cracked AnEgg Records, 2013). In this interview, Maria Christina talks about taking risks; the Berlin jazz scene; allowing space in her writing for improvisation; and her time studying with Theo Bleckmann in New York. Learn more at maria-christina.com.

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October 25th 2012
The Jazz Session #416: Natalie Cressman

Posted under Podcast & Trombonists & Vocalists

Trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman’s debut album with her band Secret Garden is called Unfolding (2012). In this interview (the final interview conducted for The Jazz Session) Cressman talks about her parents and their influence on her music; why she moved from San Francisco to New York; how she decided she was ready to make a record; her work with Phish’s Trey Anastasio; and her plans following her graduation next year from the Manhattan School of Music. Learn more at nataliecressman.com and follow her on Twitter at @nataliecressman.

You can support The Jazz Session by purchasing this album in the TJS Store.

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