Six-time GRAMMY® nominated jazz vocalist and Cambridge, MA native Nnenna Freelon talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest projects and live performance happening at the 2nd Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
Catch up with jazz musician, vocalist, educator Karrin Allyson when she talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest music adventures. The four-time Grammy nominee Ms. Allyson performs live at Scullers Jazz Club on Friday, April 17, 2015. Tune in at noon.
Pianist/composer/educator Vijay Iyer talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his newest trio release "Break Stuff" (ECM). On Friday, Iyer joins drummer Marcus Gilmore & bassist Stephen Crump to speak about their creative process and improv at his stomping ground of Harvard University with the "Learning from Performers" series. They play Regattabar; two nights, April 10-11, 2015.
Tenor saxophonist, contemporary Afro-Cuban Jazz composer, and educator Carlos Averhoff, Jr. talks with Bonnie about coming up in a musical family in Havana, Cuba and his path from classical music training to jazz education in the United States. Averhoff sheds "light" on his heritage with original compositions and classic standard arrangements through his debut album "iRESI". He celebrates the Inner Circle Music recording with a CD release concert at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8 pm.
Continuing the Colors of Jazz Women's History Month project, Bonnie Johnson talks with vocalist/composer Sarah Elizabeth Charles about the journey to her sophomore album "Inner Dialogue". The New York based bandleader will perform in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts on March 27th. The Truth Revolution recording will be released on March 24, 2015.
GRAMMY nominated, Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocalist, composer, educator Roberta Gambarini talks with Bonnie Johnson about her musical journey. Italian born Gambarini's undeniable range and scat will captivate the listener when she takes the stage in quartet with with pianist Eric Reed, bassist Ameen Saleem and drummer Jimmy Cobb at Scullers Jazz Club on Feb 6 & 7, 2015. Tune in at 12pm.
Singer Michelle Cruz joins the Johnny Badessa Big Band for "Unforgettable: Big Band Tribute - the music of Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole" and talks with Bonnie Johnson about her upcoming performance at the Pawtucket Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept 7th.
Catch Colors of Jazz when two time GRAMMY award winning drummer Will Calhoun joins host Bonnie Johnson. He'll talk about touring the world with rock band Living Colour, honing in on his career in jazz and his album Life In This World released in 2013 with Motéma Music. Celebrating fun and creativity, Calhoun's latest project "AZA" is "a collection of artwork crafted from rhythm" of the drums. The Will Calhoun Trio featuring pianist Marc Cary and Luques Curtis on bass will take the stage at Scullers Jazz Club on Thursday, August 14th at 8PM.
Jazz guitarist, composer, educator Dave Stryker talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his new CD Eight Track. Stryker plays live with his Blue to the Bone Band at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8 & 10pm.