Seven Questions with Vocalist Jackie Jones

NBJP: If you could only own one CD, what would it be?  JJ: TOUGH question, but If I had to narrow it down, it would either be The Carmen McRae- Betty Carter DUETS or -Bobby McFerrin-Vocabularies NBJP:   What’s your favorite non-jazz tune? JJ: OLD FRIEND...Phyllis Hyman NBJP:   What would you want to be if you weren’t a musician? JJ: Probably

2017-03-18T15:42:57+00:00 Jazz, Music, New Jersey|

Seven Questions + One with Vocalist Danielle Illario

1)  How old were you when you first performed in front of an audience (beyond your family) and what did you play/sing? My fifth grade graduation , I had a solo from the song "For you I will" by Monica. 2)  What would you want to be if you weren’t a musician?  I  would be a psychologist. 3)  You are a musician, is

2017-01-08T13:35:58+00:00 Jazz|

Seven Questions with Guitarist JC Stylles

1.What instrument other than the one you are known for would you like to  be able to play? Actually there are 3. Organ, Vibes and Chromatica(chromatic harmonica) 2. What is your favorite non-jazz tune? It changes periodically, but currently it is an oldie but a goodie in "Can't hide love" by Earth , Wind & Fire. 3.What would you want to be

2017-01-05T10:39:12+00:00 Jazz, Music, New Jersey|

Seven Questions with Drummer Byron Landham

1)  What instrument would you like to be able to play? Honestly, I would love to be able to play all the rhythm section instruments..(bass, piano guitar, mallets.) 2)   What’s your favorite non-jazz tune?  It’s too difficult for me to choose one. I have so many favorite tunes of all genres for different reasons. 3) What would you want to be if you weren’t

2017-01-05T10:39:12+00:00 Jazz|

Seven Questions with Organist Pat Bianchi

1. Other than the instrument you play, what’s your favorite instrument to listen to?      Well it’s funny, because these days I don’t listen to many recordings of B3 Organ players. Not because there aren’t great recordings out there, or I don’t love them, it’s more because I am trying to adapt the techniques or inflections of other instruments into my

2017-01-05T10:39:12+00:00 Jazz|

Seven Questions with Trumpeter Josh Evans

1)   If you could only own one CD, what would it be? Absolutely Art Blakey “Free for All”, the intensity on this recording is beyond belief. All I have to say about this is Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, And Reggie Workman WOOOOOO!!! It’s also interesting that this band recorded a few other tunes on that

2017-01-05T10:39:12+00:00 Jazz, Music, New Jersey|

SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH TRUMPETER FREDDIE HENDRIX

NBJP: How old were you when you first played in front of an audience (beyond your family) and what did you play?  FH: I was approximately 12 years old when I first started playing in public. And that took place at The Presbyterian Church of Teaneck where my mother introduced me to learning about God and religion. I performed hymnals and

2016-09-10T15:57:41+00:00 Jazz, Music, New Jersey|

SEVEN QUESTIONS with ROSENA HILL-JACKSON

NBJP: What's the worst (non musical) job you ever had? RHJ:  Telemarketer NBJP: What musician has influenced you the most (thus far)? RHJ: I can't pin point one musician.  I have been inspired and influenced by many styles of music and musicians. Classical, Gospel, Negro spirituals, jazz, show tunes, country, pop, R&B. The list of musicians is long and at different times

2017-01-05T10:39:16+00:00 Jazz, Music, New Jersey|

SEVEN QUESTIONS w/TROMBONIST, JASON JACKSON

NBJP: How old were you when you first played in front of an audience (beyond your family)? JJ: I was around 8 NBJP: If you could only own one CD what would it be? JJ: The trombone master JJ Johnson, Art Tatum's Capitol  recording of Willow Weep for Me, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Coltrane Blue Train.....oops, too many and I'm only

2017-01-05T10:39:16+00:00 Jazz, Music, New Jersey|