The Jazz Session #604: TD James Moody Jazz Festival Preview

This episode is sponsored by the TD James Moody Jazz Festival at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The festival runs from November 8 through 20 and features a who’s who of talent from the jazz world and beyond. Performers include Fantasia with Jazzmeia Horn; Dee Dee Bridgewater singing with tap dancer Savion Glover; the Jon Faddis Quartet; Yellowjackets; Terence Blanchard with E-Collective and the Turtle Island Quartet; a recreation by Trouble No More and Dumpstaphunk of the Allman Brothers classic live album Eat A Peach; the Maria Schneider Orchestra; the Vanessa Rubin Trio; the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition; and much more. Tickets and a full schedule of performances are available at

On this episode you’ll hear interviews with four performers from the TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Bob Mintzer of Yellowjackets; Dee Dee Bridgewater; Lamar Williams Jr. of Trouble No More; and Terence Blanchard.


Theme Music: The Respect Sextet (
Logo: Sarah Walter
Intro Voice: Chuck Ingersoll (


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Author: Jason Crane