B. CHRISTOPHER – Feature Interview

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" B. CHRISTOPHER B. Christopher, like most composers, is not a household name. However, if you own a television, you have probably heard his music. With over 3,000 placements annually, on virtually every channel, it would be difficult not to hear his work. His new release, " Four From The Sun" is a [...]

PAUL TUVMAN – Riding The Jetstream

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" PAUL TUVMAN Almost all of us wanted to grow up to be an Airline Pilot or a Professional Musician. But most of the time we settle in to our regular day-to-day life style with that dream slowly fading away… only to remerge when we take a flight somewhere and are transformed [...]

DARNELL “JAY” STARKES

Jazz Teacher Feature Interview DARNELL "JAY" STARKES Double Bass Instructor Darnell "Jay" Starkes, Double Bass Instructor, holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts Degree in Music from Lehman College. He is a teacher in the New Jersey school system. Mr. Starkes was born in Bermuda and he grew [...]

DAVE WILKES

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" DAVE WILKES When Jazz Monthly last interviewed music industry veteran David Wilkes, he was midway through his eight year tenure (2002-2010) as Vice President of A&R (Artists & Repertoire) at Koch Records (now known as E1 Music), whose roster included Ringo Starr, Joan Baez, Chris Brubeck,numerous country and hip-hop artists and contemporary jazz greats [...]

JIM BRUCE

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" JIM BRUCE Well, if you love multi-rhythmic fingerpicking blues guitar, coming from one man but sounds like three, you will really appreciate the ability of our next guest.  He is one unique Blues Guitarist/Vocalist that you just cannot put into any box.  He has been performing, recording and educating thousands of aspiring [...]

LARRY ROSEN

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" LARRY ROSEN Thirty years ago, renowned jazz musicians, producers and entrepreneurs Larry Rosen and Dave Grusin made music history as co-founders of GRP Records. The groundbreaking jazz label became known as the “Digital Master Company” and created a home for and launched the careers of countless artists, including Chick Corea, David Benoit, Lee Ritenour, George Benson, Larry [...]

GEORGE BENSON – Tribute To Nat King Cole

Nearly half a century after recording his debut album The New Boss Guitar of George Benson, the legendary, 10-time Grammy winning guitarist and vocalist at last pays homage to one of his greatest influences. Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole is a testament to the enduring spirit of Cole and his timeless body of [...]

ARTURO SANDOVAL

A renowned Jazz and classical trumpeter, a brilliant pianist, a stellar composer and arranger – a fine vocalist in his own right, a bandleader, and a tenured university professor of music. Arturo has won four Grammy awards, six Billboard awards, and an Emmy, this for his scoring of the HBO movie based on his life “For [...]

ANDY WASSERMAN

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" ANDY WASSERMAN Our guest here today is Andy Wasserman, a gifted composer, arranger, musician who has received exceptional reviews by critics and the Jazz world alike, has truly arrived and can take his place as one of the premier performers in the music industry. Jazz Monthly: Andy, you play excellent piano. [...]

JUMAANE SMITH – I Only Have Eyes For You

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" JUMAANE SMITH From traveling the world with Michael Bublé to playing the Grammy Awards show with Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers, Jumaane Smith has collaborated with the best of the best… Quincy Jones, Alicia Keys, Natalie Cole, Wynton Marsalis, Diddy, Chris Botti, Ravi Coltrane... the list is endless. His debut release “I Only [...]

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