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George Cables: "Player's Player" At Harvard University

Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 12:00pm

Pianist George Cables talks with Bonnie Johnson about his newest album, "In Good Company" and upcoming residency at Harvard University.

Celebrate 38th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00pm

Saxophonist, composer, arranger, educator, Dr. Leonard Brown joins Bonnie Johnson to talk about the upcoming John Coltrane Memorial Concert, ORNETTE N' TRANE. Brown is an associate professor, ethnomusicologist and specialist in multicultural education at Northeastern University in Boston where he co-founded "this annual performance tribute to Coltrane’s musical and spiritual legacy". The concert is being held Saturday October 24, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Blackman Theater at Northeastern University

Sonny Rollins: JFA Lifetime Achievement Award and more

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00pm

Multi-instrumentalist, drummer, composer, music director, producer Steve Jordan takes a few minutes to share more about Jazz Foundation of America's mission and his role in the  upcoming gala and tribute concert. Jordan currently plays in a band called The Verbs with wife Meegan Voss and has played sideman for various artists from John Mayer and Eric Clapton to the Blues Brothers, the late B.B. King and saxophone legend Sonny Rollins.  

Justin Kauflin: Dedication Tour

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Award-winning pianist, composer Justin Kauflin talks with Bonnie Johnson about his Quincy Jones produced, Jazz Village recording Dedication and U.S. tour that will bring him to Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.  Kauflin discovered piano after losing his vision at age 11 and began a musical journey that lead him jazz studies at William Paterson University after graduating high school at the top of his class.

Sean Jones: Lead Jazz Trumpeter

Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

Sean Jones is composer, trumpeter, educator, activist leading as chair of the Brass Department at Berklee College of Music. The Mack Avenue Recording artist talks with Bonnie Johnson about his ever evolving career and upcoming performance at the 4th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival. Sean Jones Quartet plays on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8 pm. 

Nnenna Freelon: Cambridge Jazz Homecoming

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

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. 


Photo by Chris Charles Creative Silence

Jazz April with Karrin Allyson

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

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.

Vijay Iyer: On Break Stuff

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 6:30pm

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.

Check out Vijay's recent appearance on Charlie Rose (PBS):

iRESI: Afro-Cuban Jazz from Carlos Averhoff, Jr.

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

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.

Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Weaving Her "Inner Dialogue"

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

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.


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