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 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 DONALD EDWARDS

DONALD PERFORMS MAY 24, 2012 AT MAKEDA NBJP: What's your favorite city to play in? DE:New York NBJP: What's the worst job you ever had? DE: A Hotel Job NBJP: Who's your favorite non-jazz composer? DE: Claude Debussy NBJP: How old were you when you first played in front of an audience (beyond your family)? DE: 9 years old NBJP:

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SEVEN ?s WITH CONRAD HERWIG

NBJP: Other than the instrument you play, what’s your favorite instrument to listen to? CH: B-3 Organ.  Larry Young, Jimmy Smith, Lonnie Smith, Jack McDuff, Shirley Scott, and many more. NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had? CH: Playing the rodeos inTexas.  So much dirt and dust was like cement on a trombone slide. NBJP:   If you could live anywhere

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SEVEN ?s WITH TED CHUBB OF NEW TRICKS

NBJP:  If you could only own one CD, what would it be?  TC:   No question it is Miles Davis "Round About Midnight".  This was my first jazz record and I continue to learn from it and enjoy it more and more.  NBJP:    What inspires you creatively? TC:  Generally, I am inspired by people.  I actually try to write tunes for particular people,

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SEVEN ?’S with ORRIN EVANS

(We got carried away and forgot to count the ??s we sent Orrin--so there are 8 not 7!) NBJP: What's your favorite city to play in? OE: Trenton, NJ (Candlelight Lounge) NBJP: What's the worst job you ever had? OE: I've been blessed to ALWAYS PLAY MUSIC! Yeah but when I was 20 I worked as a bread delivery guy for Au Bon Pain

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