[JPL] Announcing a new jazz interview podcast: The Jazz Session with Jason Crane

Jason Crane jason at thejazzsession.com
Sun Mar 4 20:47:43 EST 2007


CONTACT: Jason Crane at jason at thejazzsession.com or +1-585-643-5151

(March 4. 2007) ROCHESTER, NY -- All About Jazz contributor and  
longtime broadcaster/podcaster Jason Crane launched a new jazz  
interview podcast this week. The Jazz Session <http:// 
thejazzsession.com> features conversations with musicians, writers,  
broadcasters, podcasters and more, taking listeners behind the scenes  
and into the lives of the people who play and love jazz.

Show #1 (2/24/07) features tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart. Stewart  
has been in New York for the past 16 years, since moving there from  
his native Toronto. He's played with quite a roster of jazz artists,  
from Curtis Fuller, John Hendricks and Clark Terry to Brad Mehldau,  
Larry Goldings and Jimmy Cobb. Stewart's new album on Sharp Nine  
Records is In The Still Of The Night. (Listen to the show.)

Show #2 (3/2/07) features pianist Luis Perdomo. Since coming to New  
York from his native Venezuela, Perdomo has blossomed as a player. As  
a student at the Manhattan School of Music and at Queens College, he  
studied with pianists Harold Danko and Sir Roland Hanna. As a  
professional musician, he's played with Ray Baretto, Ravi Coltrane,  
Miguel Zenon, Dafnis Prieto, and Timbalaye, to name a few. Perdomo's  
adventurous new record is Awareness (RKM Music, 2006). It features  
his working trio of Hans Glawischnig on bass and Eric McPherson on  
drums, and on several tracks, an expanded group with bassist Henry  
Grimes and drummer Nasheet Waits.

Show #3 (3/9/07) welcomes guitarist John Abercrombie, followed on  
Show #4 (3/16/07) by guitarist Francis Jacob.

To book an interview, contact Jason Crane at jason at thejazzsession.com  
or +1-585-643-5151.

About the show: The Jazz Session

The Jazz Session is a jazz interview podcast featuring conversation  
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.

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

Crane is also a frequent contributor to All About Jazz. An archive of  
his articles is available at All About Jazz.

Jason Crane
Host, The Jazz Session
jason at thejazzsession.com
TEL: +1-585-643-5151

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