Seven Questions with BASSIST DEZRON DOUGLAS

Dezron performs Thursday September 27 at Makeda! NBJP: How old were you when you first played in front of an audience (beyond your family)? DD: I was around the age of 9 or 10 yrs old. That year I played bass in church as well I played tuba in my elementary school orchestra. NBJP: What's your favorite jazz tune? DD: I have

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Seven Questions with Najwa Parkins

Najwa sings Wednesday June 20, at The Hyatt    NBJP: What musician influenced you the most? NP: I'm not sure I can say that just one musician influenced me the most, but I guess some of my biggest influences have been Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae. NBJP :If you were about to have your last meal, what would it be? NP:  In this

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SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH STAFFORD HUNTER

Stafford performs Thursday May 31 at Makeda NBJP:      How old were you when you first played in front of an audience (beyond your family)? SH: I think I was 10 or 11 years old. It was funny because during my first concert, I had maybe a 2 or 3 bar solo. Just 7-10 seconds. I was so nervous that my

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SEVEN ?s with Kenny Davis

KENNY PERFORMS THURSDAY APRIL 12 WITH RALPH BOWEN NBJP: What's the worst job you ever had? KD:    Planting hedges around a Chicago Baptist Church (didn't get paid) NBJP: Who's your favorite non-jazz composer? KD:    Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis NBJP: How old were you when you first played in front of an audience (beyond your family)? KD:    13 years old NBJP: If you could share one thing

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SEVEN ?’s WITH LINDA OH

LINDA LED A QUARTET AT SOPHIE'S ON FRIDAY MARCH 8 NBJP:   Other than the instrument you play, what’s your favorite  instrument to listen to? LO: It would always depend on what's being played and how it's being played, but I might have to say drumset NBJP:  Who’s your favorite non-jazz composer? LO: Ravel NBJP:  What inspires you creatively? LO:

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SEVEN ?s WITH TOM DICARLO

Bassist Tom DiCarlo performs for the New Brunswick Jazz Project Wednesday Feb 1 with Vanessa Perea and Thursday February 2, with Lee Hogans.    NBJP:  What musical instrument (that you don't play)would you  like to be able to play? TD: Piano NBJP: What’s your favorite jazz tune? TD: "West EndBlues" NBJP: What is your  favorite non-musical pastime? TD:  Being Outdoors NBJP:

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Seven ?’s with Mimi Jones

This week we took our SEVEN QUESTIONS (our version of the Proust Questionnaire) to bassist, vocalist Mimi Jones. NBJP: What instrument  (that you don't play)would you  like to be able to  play? MJ: Piano NBJP: What’s your favorite jazz tune? MJ: Nefertitti - by Miles Davis NBJP: What is your greatest fear? MJ: Tripping on Stage/ or falling

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