November 1, 2018 10:08 PM
Jazz Conversations — Bill PierceSaxophonist Bill Pierce has been honored this year by his alma mater Berklee College of Music. He is the Office for the Arts at Harvard's Artist in Residence and will be the featured artist at the upcoming John Coltrane Memorial Concert. Bill spoke to Eric Jackson about his time on the Boston jazz scene, working with Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Stevie Wonder and illustrious career.
October 2, 2018 01:27 PM
Jazz Conversations — Bruno RabergComposer and bassist Bruno Raberg releases his new CD, Tailwind, with a performance Wednesday, October 17th at the Regattabar in Cambridge. Bruno spoke with Eric Jackson about his playing style, musical influences and teaching.
September 6, 2018 10:04 PM
Jazz Conversations — Gary DunningCelebrity Series of Boston Presents Jazz Along the Charles
September 6, 2018 01:30 PM
Jazz Conversations — Randy WestonOn November 9, 2016 Harvard University celebrated the acquisition of the Randy Weston's remarkable Archive. The evening began with a slide show providing highlights of the collection and a conversation between Professor Robin D.G. Kelley, Randy Weston and Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music about his major projects such as the Uhuru Afrika album and his dedication to Africa's place in the legacy of jazz.
September 6, 2018 10:11 AM
Jazz Conversations — Laszlo GardonyComposer and educator Laszlo Gardony and Eric Jackson have known each other for over 30 years. Listen to them talk about their friendship and the many musicians Laszlo has performed with over the years. Hear the Laszlo Gardony Quartet play at the Regatta Bar in Cambridge on Thursday, September 13th.
August 15, 2018 12:47 PM
Jazz Conversations — Kenny Garrett89.7's Eric Jackson talks with saxophone master Kenny Garrett about playing with Art Blakey and Miles Davis, his new CD "Do Your Dance" and the connection between 911 and his instruments. See Kenny Garrett at Scullers Jazz Club Friday September 14th and Saturday September 15th.
August 2, 2018 05:13 PM
Jazz Conversations — Harold López-NussaHarold López-Nussa enjoys New England. He's performing all around the region this weekend - Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Mass. on Saturday 8/4; Newport Jazz Festival, Newport Rhode Island on Sunday 8/5 and the Payomet Performing Arts Center, Monday 8/6 in North Truro, MA. Eric Jackson spoke with Harold about growing up in Cuba, his career and playing the piano.
June 14, 2018 06:06 PM
Jazz Conversations — André MénardAndré Ménard, co-founder of the Montreal Jazz Festival (June 28-July 7), spoke with 89.7's Eric Jackson about the line-up for the 10 day event's 39th year, the beauty of the city of Montreal and thoughts of retirement next year.
June 12, 2018 01:25 PM
Jazz Conversations — Yosvany TerryYosvany Terry and Baptiste Trotigon bring their Ancestral Memories to Scullers Jazz Club, Friday June 22, 2018. 89.7's Eric Jackson recently spoke with Yosvany about his career, position at Harvard University and approach to composing music.
May 30, 2018 03:23 PM
Jazz Conversations — Terence Blanchard89.7's Eric Jackson caught up with Terence Blanchard to talk about his wide range of music influences from the 12 notes of the scale and his fascination with its interpretation, working with young musicians, gun violence and his new CD "Live"
May 27, 2018 09:50 PM
Jazz Conversations — Yoko MiwaEric Jackson had the opportunity to speak with pianist, Yoko Miwa about growing up in Japan, coming to the U.S. to study, her musical influences and new CD, Pathways.
May 27, 2018 09:04 PM
Jazz Conversations — Lauren HendersonVocalist Lauren Henderson returned to Boston to celebrate the release of her new CD Armame and perform at the Regatta Bar. Jazz 24/7's Tessil Collins spoke with Lauren about her busy schedule of international graduate school, touring and highlights of her personal life.
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