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

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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 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 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 ?s WITH TAEKO

TAEKO SINGS WEDNESDAY MAY 16 AT THE HYATT NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had? T: Real estate broker inNew York. NBJP: Who's your favorite jazz performer? T: Betty Carter NBJP: What inspires you creatively? T: Working out NBJP: If you could only own one CD, what would it be? T: "Audience with Betty Carter" NBJP: What’s one liquid

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Seven ?s with Rachel Eckroth

Rachel performed for NBJP April 19 at Makeda   NBJP: Other than the instrument you play, what’s your favorite instrument to listen to? RE: I am in love with the cello. It's such a warm instrument, but I wish I could play the bass. NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had? RE: When I first moved to the New York area, I worked

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SEVEN ?s WITH EMILY ASHER

EMILY ASHER PERFORMS THURSDAY MARCH 30 AT MAKEDA   NBJP: What living musician has influenced you most? EA: it's a three-way tie, Nancy Wilson, Nicholas Payton and Wycliffe Gordon. NBJP: What would you want to be if you weren’t a jazz musician? EA: a fitness and nutrition coach or a 7th grade math teacher.   NBJP: What is your greatest

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SEVEN?s WITH SHAREL CASSITY

Sharel performs Thursday March 15 at Makeda NBJP: Other than the instrument you play, what instrument would you like to be able to play? SC: I always wanted to play the acoustic bass. Maybe that's why I like to write for it so much, a way of living vicariously though bass players. However, now that we have one I don't even touch

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SEVEN ?s WITH AKIKO TSURUGA

Akiko  performs Wednesday March 14 at the Hyatt New Brunswick  NBJP: Other than the instrument you play (organ), what's your favorite instrument to listen to? AT: Everything NBJP: What's the worst job you ever had? AT: Nothing NBJP:   If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? AT:I love the United States and Japan so I've never thought about living in

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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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