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

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Seven Questions with Guitarist Bob DeVos

Bob has performed for NBJP several times, most recently with Akiko Tsuruga on September 6   NBJP: If you were about to have your last meal, what would it be? BD: My Grandmother's pasta with sparerib sauce. Since it would be my last meal to heck with the cholesterol! NBJP: What’s your favorite jazz club to go to if you're just going

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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 DAVID GIBSON

Dave plays Thursday September 20 at Makeda! NBJP:   What living musician do you admire most? Why? DG: Branford Marsalis is one of the most honest humans I've encountered. I see him challenging himself to perform in new and diverse settings. He's a keen observer of people, music and culture and he's very good at articulating his observations. I aspire to

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SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH WINARD HARPER

WINARD PERFORMED SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 IN BOYD PARK   NBJP: How old were you when you first played in front of an audience (beyond your family)? WH: Between 4 an 5 NBJP: What's your favorite jazz tune? WH: Too many to even thing of one,  Star Crossed Lovers, Ugly Beauty, Moanin, Ceora  NBJP: You are a musician, is there another art in which you'd like

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SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH ED CHERRY

ED CHERRY PERFORMS THURSDAY JULY 26 AT MAKEDA (seven questions kept the integrity of the lower case letters used by ed) NBJP:       What living musician do you admire most? Why? EC: my guitar instructor bruce johnson... completely unknown to the general public but new york musicians from my generation and just before me know him or have heard of

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SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH ADRIENNE WEST

ADRIENNE WEST SINGS WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012 AT THE HYATT NBJP:  What’s the worst (non musical)  job you ever had? AW: Hmmm... yeah...and the answer is..... a chemical factory office job in Atlanta, Georgia NBJP: Who's your favorite, non living jazz composer? AW: Duke Ellington NBJP:  What one word would your friends use to describe you? AW:  Open NBJP:    How old were you when

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SEVEN QUESTIONS w/KEN FOWSER

KEN PERFORMS THURSDAY JULY 19, 2012 AT MAKEDA         NBJP: What’s the worst (non-musical) job you ever had? KF: Working in a car wash during the winter months. NBJP: Who's your favorite jazz performer? KF: George Coleman, so inspiring... NBJP: What inspires you creatively? KF: Going out and hearing live music, speaking with like minded jazz musicians,

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SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH CARRIE JACKSON

CARRIE PERFORMS WEDNESDAY JULY 11 AT THE HYATT  NBJP: What's the worst job you ever had? CJ: Performing In a venue with no air conditioning.  NBJP: Who's your favorite jazz performer? CJ: Sarah Vaughan NBJP: What inspires you creatively? CJ: Originality & Spontaneity NBJP: If you could only own one CD, what would it be? CJ: Sarah Vaughan's Greatest Hits NBJP: What's one liquid (other than

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SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH BILLY TEST

BILLY TEST PERFORMS FRIDAY JULY 6 AT SOPHIE'S  photo: Annemarie Mountz   NBJP: Who's your favorite non-jazz composer? BT: I'm a huge fan of classical music, and I have a strong background in classical piano.  However, it's extremely difficult for me to select a single composer.  I love Russian composers: Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, etc.  I'm also very influenced by French Impressionistic composers

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