Show #14: Terry Gibbs

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Jason Crane interviews vibraphonist Terry Gibbs. This week, ASCAP, one of the organizations that safeguards performers’ and composers’ rights, announced that it will add Gibbs to its Jazz Wall of Fame in a ceremony on June 1 at Lincoln Center. Gibbs is already recognized as an ASCAP Jazz Living Legend for a career that spans the bebop era to the present day. In honor of Gibbs’ award, The Jazz Session presents a 2004 interview with Terry Gibbs recorded after the release of his album 52nd & Broadway: Songs Of The Bebop Era (Mack Ave, 2004).

Bloggers For A Cure — Great Cause, Great Prizes!

A few weeks ago, I posted a link to Bloggers For A Cure, an attempt by several music bloggers to raise money for cystic fibrosis research. Now I’m asking you again to kick in some dough. When you donate, you’ll be entered to win one of many great prizes. The grand prize is a 250GB hard drive stuffed full of music by the wonderful madman behind JefitoBlog. And here’s a message from Scott Malchus, the man at the center of Bloggers For A Cure.

TJS Extra #1: Rochester International Jazz Festival

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TJS Extra looks at jazz from other angles. Think of it as a companion piece to The Jazz Session. This edition takes you behind the scenes of the Rochester International Jazz Festival. Jason Crane interviews festival producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona. With more than 600 artists, 200+ concerts and 18 venues, the RIJF has quickly become one of the leading jazz festivals in North America. Find out more at RochesterJazz.com.

Show #13: Bobby Sanabria

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Jason Crane interviews percussionist, bandleader, composer and educator Bobby Sanabria. Sanabria is a living link to the great Afro-Cuban jazz tradition. He’s played with just about everyone, including Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Paquito D’Rivera, Charles McPherson, Mongo Santamaria, Chico O’Farrill and Mario Bauza. He’s also a Grammy-nominated solo artist and a powerful force in bringing the Afro-Cuban tradition into the 21st century. This interview features a sneak peek at his new album, Big Band Urban Folktales (Jazzheads, 2007), which hits stores in June. Find out more at BobbySanabria.com.