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 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

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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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