[JPL] The Jazz Session: Cecilia Smith

Jason Crane jason at thejazzsession.com
Wed Jun 6 23:47:58 EDT 2007


THIS WEEK ON THE JAZZ SESSION: Jason Crane interviews vibraphonist  
and composer Cecilia Smith. Smith’s new project, Dark Triumph (CEA  
Music, 2005) chronicles the life of her aunt, Victoria Lancaster  
Smith, through spoken word, improvisation, orchestral arrangements,  
members of the Boys Choir of Harlem, and a jazz rhythm section. This  
ambitious album originated when Victoria Smith showed Cecilia Smith  
an 8-bar melody she’d been carrying around in her head for six decades.

LISTEN: <<http://thejazzsession.com/2007/06/06/show-15-cecilia-smith/>

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About the show: The Jazz Session

The Jazz Session is a jazz interview podcast featuring conversations  
with musicians, writers, broadcasters, podcasters and more. The show  
is hosted by All About Jazz contributor and longtime radio  
broadcaster Jason Crane. The show is available at thejazzsession.com  
or in iTunes.

About the host: Jason Crane

Jason Crane was born in 1973 in Lenox, Massachusetts, home of  
Tanglewood and former home of the famed Music Inn and the Lenox  
School of Jazz. His professional career has covered a lot of bases --  
and a lot of the world. He began as a full-time soprano sax player in  
jazz, latin jazz and funk bands in Arizona, South Carolina and  
Pennsylvania. Crane also worked as an on-air host for KUAT  
(classical) and KUAZ (jazz) in Tucson; as a news announcer for  
Bloomberg Radio in Tokyo; and as Tokyo business correspondent for  
NPR's Morning Edition.

 From 2001-2004, Crane was station manager and jazz host at Jazz90.1  
in Rochester, NY, where he interviewed more than 200 jazz artists,  
including: Claudia Acuna, Ben Allison, Karrin Allyson, Billy Bang,  
David Berkman, Gene Bertoncini, Bill Bruford, Jack DeJohnette, Kahil  
El'Zabar, Marty Erlich, Wycliffe Gordon, Benny Green, Fred Hersch,  
Bill Holman, Charlie Hunter, Norah Jones, Don Lanphere, Joe Locke,  
Les McCann, Bobby McFerrin, Ben Monder, Jane Monheit, David “Fathead”  
Newman, Houston Person, Bobby Previte, David Sanborn, John Scofield,  
Curtis Steigers, Tierney Sutton, Cuong Vu, Bobby Watson, Fred Wesley,  
Matt Wilson, and Nancy Wilson.

After leaving Jazz90.1, Crane hosted the radio and podcast versions  
of The Jason Crane Show, an interview show about the arts and activism.

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Jason Crane
Host, The Jazz Session
jason at thejazzsession.com
<http://thejazzsession.com>
TEL: +1-585-473-5304

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About the show: The Jazz Session

The Jazz Session is a jazz interview
podcast featuring conversations with
musicians, writers, broadcasters, podcasters
and more. The show is hosted by All About
Jazz contributor and longtime radio
broadcaster Jason Crane. The show is
available at http://thejazzsession.com
or in iTunes.

About the host: Jason Crane

Following a busy career as a saxophonist
and radio broadcaster, Jason Crane
served as station manager and jazz host at
Jazz90.1 in Rochester, NY, fom 2001-2004.
Jason has interviewed more than 200 jazz
artists, including: John Abercrombie,
Karrin Allyson, Billy Bang, Bill Bruford, Jack
DeJohnette, Kahil El'Zabar, Wycliffe
Gordon, Fred Hersch, Bill Holman, Charlie
Hunter, Norah Jones, Les McCann, Bobby
McFerrin, Jane Monheit, David “Fathead”
Newman, Houston Person, David Sanborn,
John Scofield, David Torn, Bobby Watson,
Jeff "Tain" Watts, Fred Wesley, and Nancy
Wilson.




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