Joe Kelley Radio

Series: Jazz

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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Episode 85: NYC Jazz Guitarist John Richard Talks About Coming Of Age

NYC guitarist John Richard visited Joe Kelley Radio to talk about his CD “Coming Of Age”. He delved heavily into his upbringing of his guitar playing in jazz, funk and rock. Recorded in August 2002

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Episode 82: French Jazz Pianist Laurent De Wilde

Internationally renowned jazz pianist, Laurent de Wilde has been described as an exciting and passionate musician. Born in the United States in 1960, de Wilde spent his formative years (1964 to 1983) in France where he was immersed in French culture, music and literature eventually studying philosophy at the “Ecole Normale Supérieure” in Paris. Returning…

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Episode 79: Smooth Jazz Group Airborne Trio Interview

Airborne is a multi-cultural Contemporary Jazz group based from New Haven, CT USA. Formed in the 1980s Airborne celebrates years of recording projects, jazz festivals, jazz concerts, city and community events, corporate and private functions, educational workshops and residences, and clubs. The members have toured across the World. Airborne has many Award Winning and Chart…

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Episode 77: Musician and Filmmaker Kenwood Anderson Interview

Kenwood Anderson is a filmmaker, musician,and producer. He grew up in Rochester, NY, surrounded by music and art. “My obsession with music was instant, and permanent,” he says. He graduated from School Of The Arts, and from Berklee College Of Music. He moved to Los Angeles in 1993 and took every gig he could find.He…

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Episode 74: Minneapolis Vocalist Bruce A. Henry Interview

Bruce A. Henry is a vocalist, historian, storyteller, composer and performer extraordinaire. A baritone, whose three-and-a-half octave range allows him to sing tenor,alto and falsetto, Bruce has a pure voice with a versatility few can match. Bruce’s music has taken him to five continents, and he has recorded for Disney, HBO and numerous national ad…

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Episode 73: Jazz-Funk Fusion Keyboardist Stephen Pfister

Stephen Pfister is an immensely talented artist who has made his home for the last 13 years in the town of Blue Hill, Maine. Doesn’t seem like a likely place, but there are musicians everywhere. Playing piano and organ for Big Pete Pearson when he was in Bar Harbor, ME. started things off. That lead…

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Episode 71: Violinist Regina Carter Interview

Trying to fit Regina Carter into a neatly defined musical category is pointless. She enjoys performing many styles of music—jazz, R&B, Latin, classical, blues, country, pop, African, and on and on. In each she explores the power of music through the voice of the violin. A recipient of the MacArthur “genius” award and a Doris…

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Episode 57: Keyboardist Mike Garson (David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails) Interview

Mike Garson is a legendary pianist and keyboardist who was a member of David Bowie’s band for many years. Besides his solo work, he also collaborated with Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins. MIKE’S SOLID REPUTATION FOR CREATIVITY AND QUALITY HAS MOTIVATED MANY WELL-KNOWN ARTISTS TO COLLABORATE WITH THEM ON VARIOUS PROJECTS. Recently, Mike has…

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