[JPL] The Jazz Session: Robin Eubanks, Matt Wilson and the Rochester International Jazz Festival

Jason Crane jason at thejazzsession.com
Thu Jun 14 09:33:56 EDT 2007

Hi folks,

*** PLEASE NOTE: If any of your artists are at the Rochester  
International Jazz Festival, I'd love to set up interviews. You can  
call my cell at (585) 469-8434 or send an e-mail to  
jason at thejazzsession.com. Thanks!

All this week, The Jazz Session <http://thejazzsession.com> is  
podcasting at the 2007 Rochester International Jazz Festival. Visit  
the site or subscribe to hear daily shows full of interviews,  
reviews, music and more. Here are the shows thus far:

-- SHOW #17: MATT WILSON. Jason Crane interviews drummer Matt Wilson  
between his sets at the 2007 Rochester International Jazz Festival.  
Wilson played two shows with his Arts & Crafts band featuring Dennis  
Irwin on bass, Gary Versace on organ and piano, and Michael Rodriquez  
on trumpet (sitting in for Terrell Stafford). The band’s new album is  
Scenic Route (Palmetto, 2007). Wilson is one of the most in-demand  
drummers in jazz, having appeared on more than 160 recordings.

-- RIJF DAY 6: Live sound samples from the Webster Schroeder High  
School Jazz Band, a wonderful story about vibraphonist Joe Locke, and  
some wacky behind-the-scenes antics from the members of Matt Wilson’s  
Arts & Crafts.

-- RIJF DAY 5: Live sound samples from Trio Beyond with John  
Scofield, Jack DeJohnette and Larry Goldings, interviews with  
festival attendees, and conversations with pianist Dino Losito and  
drummer Mike Melito.

-- RIJF DAY 4: Live sound samples from Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks and  
Mamadou Diabate, interviews with festival attendees, and a feature on  
the Swedish electronica group Midair Condo.

-- SHOW #16: ROBIN EUBANKS. Jason Crane interviews trombonist Robin  
Eubanks before his set at the 2007 Rochester International Jazz  
Festival. Eubanks is in Rochester with his band EB3, which features  
Eubanks on acoustic and electric trombone, loops and percussion pads,  
and keyboard bass; Michelle Rosewoman (subbing for Orrin Evans) on  
keyboards and keyboard bass; and Kenwood Dennard on drums and  
keyboard bass. Eubanks is also a member of the Dave Holland Quintet  
and Big Band and the new Dave Holland Sextet.

-- RIJF DAY 3: Interviews with Dutch trumpeter Saskia Laroo, Swedish  
trumpeter Peter Asplund, and Canadian Afro-beat band Mr. Something  
Something. Plus music samples from all three artists.

-- NORDIC JAZZ NOW: This show focuses on Nordic Jazz Now — bands from  
Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark who are performing all this week  
at the festival. RIJF Artistic Director John Nugent also produces the  
Stockholm Jazz Festival. In this episode: Vidar Brathen from the  
Norwegian Jazz Forum, Bengt Strokirk from Concerts Sweden, an  
interview with the members of the Norwegian band Zanussi Five, and  
excerpts from various Nordic albums. Look for more from Nordic Jazz  
Now later in the week.

-- RIJF DAY 2: “Sounds of the Street.” Includes performance excerpts  
from Scott Goudie and The Shuffle Demons, plus interviews with  
trumpeter Mike Catone, Jazz90.1 DJ Gary O, and RIJF staffer Bob Madeira.

-- RIJF DAY 1: Reviews of Raul Midon, Geri Allen with Jimmy Cobb,  
Peter Asplund, Steps Ahead, and Jon Ballantyne.

See you on the scene,


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


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

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