Joe Kelley Radio

Podcast: Jazz

Drummer JD Blair (Victor Wooten, Shania Twain) Is The Groove Regulator

JD Blair is a world-class drummer who has played with Victor Wooten, Shania Twain, Lyle Lovett, Wynonna Judd, Shelby Lynne and many others. His solo CDs showcase his amazing blend of funk, jazz, soul and R&B.

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Drummer/Educator Kenwood Dennard (Maceo Parker, George Clinton)

Kenwood Dennard is a world-class drummer and educator. He has released standout albums and toured the world with some of the finest in the music business. His accomplishments are many: -Extensive performing experience with artists including George Clinton, Chick Corea, Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, and others Leader…

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Soulful Ms. Jaz Takes “Chances” LP To Another Level

Smokey and smooth are the words used to describe her vocals. Named among the “Top Ten Jazz Albums” in British Columbia in 2003, “Top Ten Jazz Albums” in Ottawa, Canada in 2006, and named by Cincinnati’s Citybeat Magazine as one of the “Top Local Artists to Produce a CD on A National Level”, Ms. Jaz…

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NYC Guitarist Stew Cutler “The Blues From Another Angle”

In a career spanning over 4 decades, jazz/blues/gospel guitarist/composer Stew Cutler has established himself as a bandleader, composer, arranger and teacher. With seven record releases to his credit as a bandleader and countless sessions as a sideman, Cutler’s prolific career is a walk-through musical history. HIs latest album is entitled “The Blues From Another Angle”….

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Jazz-Fusion Keyboardist Jim Couchenour

Jazz-Fusion keyboardist Jim Couchenour stopped by Joe Kelley Radio to discuss his solo CD and work with Soundoctrine. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the “Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault” on his official website http://www.npgmusicclub.com. This is the first radio show to have ever received that honor. “Joe Kelley Radio”…

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NYC Jazz Guitarist Chardavoine

Chardavoine : Haitian born but Brooklyn bred this amazing guitarist has covered the gambit of musical styles through the waves of his guitar. He is a great musician, a talented artist and a refined professional. He represents the best of modern music and the future of jazz. Chardavoine is well known around New York for…

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Grammy Nominated Guitar Virtuoso Raul Midon

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón is on an undeniable roll. After GRAMMY® Award nominations for his two previous Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Music Group releases – Bad Ass & Blind and If You Really Want, each for Best Jazz Vocal Album – he returns with his 11th studio album and fourth for the label:The Mirror, to…

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Rock and Roll Saxophonist Johnny Ferreira

International touring and recording artistJohnny Ferreiracombines style and boundless energy in his performances throughout Europe, United States, and Canada. His infatuation with the saxophone began late in high school when he was 17. “It was the sound that attracted me,” he recalls. “It’s the instrument that closest resembles the human voice.” By 19, he was…

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Episode 92: NYC Jazz Trio QB3 In-Studio Interview

QB3 is Christopher “Root” Heinz (drums), Fred Gerantab (guitar) and Emek Rave (bass), 3 friends and like minds from Queens, New York. The trio’s collective ability to mix solid grooves and melodies with masterful improvisation has gained quite a bit of attention just about everywhere they’ve set foot. Combining groove, funk, jazzy lines and and…

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Episode 88: Bassist Stephen Jay (Weird Al Yankovic) Interview

Stephen Jay is a composer, bassist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. His original music is bass-driven, innovative, and exotic, blending world influenced polyrhythmic grooves with elements of Jazz and Rock. His combinations of ethnic and modern instruments and styles result in unique, richly textured musical images. Stephen’s bass recording credits include 4 Grammy winners and many Grammy…

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