SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH TRUMPETER FREDDIE HENDRIX

NBJP: How old were you when you first played in front of an audience (beyond your family) and what did you play?  FH: I was approximately 12 years old when I first started playing in public. And that took place at The Presbyterian Church of Teaneck where my mother introduced me to learning about God and religion. I performed hymnals and

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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 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 w/Andrew Atkinson

Andrew performs Thursday June 28 @ Makeda NBJP:  What musical instrument (that you don't play) would you like to be able to play? AA:  I would love to play the piano NBJP: What's your favorite non-jazz tune? AA: Currently "Seven Days" by Sting NBJP: What is your greatest weakness (personal or professional)? AA:   Professionally - Impatience for mediocrity  NBJP: What's a food you shouldn't

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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 ?s with Anthony Ware

ANTHONY WARE PERFORMS THURSDAY MAY 10, 2012 @ MAKEDA  NBJP: What living musician has influenced you most? AW: That's a hard question to answer.  I have a long list of mentors whose guidance has been irreplaceable to me.  The top three are Anthony Nelson, Bruce Williams and Radam Schwartz. NBJP: What would you want to be if you weren't a jazz musician? AW: I'd like to

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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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