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 TYRHA LINDSEY

TYRHA performs Wednesday March 7 at the Hyatt   NBJP: What quality do you like least about yourself? TL: I'm rarely satisfied.  Hence, I keep on pushing myself in both my personal and professional lives.  Sometimes, I wish I could just be satisfied and relax. Perhaps one day. NBJP: What’s your favorite non-jazz tune? TL:  "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" NBJP: If

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SEVEN ?s WITH BRUCE WILLIAMS

Bruce Williams performs with his quartet, Thursday February 23 at Makeda   NBJP:  What living musician do you admire most? Why? BW: Gary Bartz. He is sort of a painter and a poet when he plays. He's always stood for something and has presented his ideas in an intelligent  and soulful manner. NBJP:What would you want to be

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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 BEHN GILLECE

VIBRAPHONIST, BEHN GILLECE PERFORMS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16 AT MAKEDA  NBJP:   Other than the   instrument you play, what’s your favorite instrument to listen to? BG: Piano NBJP:  Who’s your favorite non-jazz composer? BG: Frank Zappa NBJP:        What inspires you creatively? BG: Pretty much anything can spark it! NBJP:        What’s one thing other than milk or water we’d ALWAYS find in your refrigerator?

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SEVEN ?s WITH ABE OVADIA

Guitarist, Abe Ovadia, performs next Tuesday, Valentine's Day at Makeda. NBJP:  Other than being a musician what’s the best job you ever had? AO: Camp counselor for 2nd graders!  NBJP:  What one word would your friends use to describe you? AO: Eccentric NBJP:   What's the one thing about you few people know? AO: I used to work for Carnival Cruise Lines as

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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 JEROME JENNINGS

NBJP: What instrument would you  like to be able to play? JJ: Piano NBJP:  What’s the last book you read? JJ: "To Be Or Not To Bop" NBJP:  What’s your favorite sound? JJ:  Silence NBJP:   What is your greatest fear? JJ: God and Failure NBJP:  Who’s your favorite jazz composer? JJ: Wow this is a hard one: Probably Duke Ellington

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SEVEN ?s with KATE BAKER & VIC JURIS

NJBP:      Other than being a musician what’s the best job you ever had? KB: Lifeguard!!!!!!!!!!!  Outside in a bathing suit all day an twirling a whistle! Kate Baker NBJP:      What one word would your friends use to describe you? KB: Kind NBJP:      What's the one thing about you few people know? KB:  I am deathly afraid of heights. NBJP:      How old were you when you

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SEVEN ?s with CURTIS TAYLOR

CURTIS TAYLOR  Photo: Phillip Dowdell NBJP: What would you want to be if you weren’t a jazz musician? CT: Not quite sure but if would definitely involve helping people in some way! NBJP: What inspires you creatively? CT: Hearing other great music/musicians Inspires me NBJP: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? CT: A

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