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 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 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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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 QUESTIONS w/PHILLIP MENCHACA

Phillip played for us last week--Friday at Sophie's Bistro and Sunday May 27, at the Old Bay 25th Anniversary NBJP: What’s your favorite non-jazz tune? PM: Sir Duke- Stevie Wonder NBJP: What’s your least favorite sound? PM: The sound of car horns in traffic!  NBJP: What living musician do you admire most? Why? PM: Kenny Garrett because he is constantly pushing his art

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