SEVEN QUESTIONS with PIANIST, MARK SOSKIN

MARK SOSKIN PERFORMS WITH ROSEANNA VITRO WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 at the HYATT   NBJP: Other than the instrument you play, what’s your favorite instrument to listen to? RE: My favorite instrument to listen to besides the piano would be the Cello NBJP: What’s the worst (non-musical) job you ever had? MS: The non musical job which was the worst lasted but 1 day

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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 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 ?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 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 AARON WEIMAN

NBJP:  What musical instrument (that you don't play)would you  like to be able to play? AW: Cello -- I love the beautiful range NBJP: What’s your favorite non-jazz tune? AW: Tough call between Scriabin's 5th Piano Sonata and Prokofiev's 4th Sonata.   I love dark and beautiful Russian piano music  NBJP: If you could live anywhere on the

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SEVEN ?s WITH ALEX COLLINS

NBJP: What living musician do you admire most? Why? AC: Quincy Jones because he is an artist who has found a way to make beautiful music that is both true to himself and accessible to the public audience. NBJP:What would you want to be if you weren’t a jazz musician? AC: An anthropologist NBJP:If you could only own one CD (Download--whatever),

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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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SEVEN ?’S with Mike Bond

NBJP: What instrument (that you don't play) would you  like to be able to play? MB: I've always wanted to learn how to play the cello.  I remember listening to various movie sound tracks that featured Yo-Yo Ma as the guest soloist.  His performances on those records really changed the way I perceived the instrument and I've always been curious about learning

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