A collaboration of local jazz players known as The Voyager Jazz Ensemblewas able to finish up their first recording just before the pandemic lockdown. Elaine Diehl talks with the entire ensemble and plays a piece from the CD called Rites of Passage.
In celebration of Public Radio Music Day, Brian O’Donnell presents jazz music from the Joint’s Still Jumpin’ CD, and shares stories about the local musicians who generously donated their performances in support of Cincinnati Public Radio.
Cincinnati native and acclaimed jazz pianist Fred Hersch has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for Begin Again from his album of the same name. He's on the phone with our Ron Esposito to talk about this album and being nominated (again) for a Grammy.
Jazz legend Bobby Broom joins our contributor Yemi Oyediran for a conversation about his life, career, and some of the musicians who made an impact including Sonny Rollins, Stanley Turrentine, Patrice Rushen and others. He'll be with his trio in concert on Thursday, October 24 at Caffe Vivace in Walnut Hills.
He's widely regarded as one of the premier jazz bass players and David Friesen will be bringing his quartet to The Greenwich in Walnut Hills on July 5. He joins Ron Esposito on the phone to talk about his career, some of his recordings, and the players joining him at this gig.
Richmond, Indiana native Jeff Hamilton is one of the most respected and sought-after drummers in jazz today. He's on the phone with Yemi Oyediran to talk about his June 26 appearance at Walnut Hills' Caffe Vivace with the legendary Blue Wisp Big Band.