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 ?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 JOE “MAGS” MAGNARELLI

JOE MAGS PERFORMED APRIL 4 AT THE HYATT NBJP: What musician has influenced you most? JM: Charlie Parker NBJP: You are a trumpet player--is there another instrument you’d like to be able to play? JM: Drums ( I do play piano, not as good as most people you know) NBJP: What quality do you like most about yourself? JM: I

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SEVEN ?s WITH CAMILLE THURMAN

Camille performed with the Badd Azz Jazz Women of Mimi Jones Band on Thursday, March 22 at Makeda NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had? CT: To be quite honest, I don't think I ever had a terrible job, fortunately. I always look at negative situations as "how can you make the most/best out of it?" and I just

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SEVEN?s WITH SHAREL CASSITY

Sharel performs Thursday March 15 at Makeda NBJP: Other than the instrument you play, what instrument would you like to be able to play? SC: I always wanted to play the acoustic bass. Maybe that's why I like to write for it so much, a way of living vicariously though bass players. However, now that we have one I don't even touch

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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 TANYA DARBY

TRUMPETER TANYA DARBY LAUNCHES OUR WOMEN IN JAZZ MARCH SERIES ON MARCH 1, 2012 AT MAKEDA NBJP: What musician influenced you the most? TD: Freddie Hubbard NBJP:If you were about to have your last meal, what would it be? TD: Buffalo Wings NBJP:What’s your favorite jazz club to go to if you're going just to hang? TD: Dizzy's

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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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