[JPL] The Jazz Session: Francis Jacob

The Jazz Session (Jason Crane) jason at thejazzsession.com
Mon Mar 19 10:33:14 EDT 2007

On the new episode of The Jazz Session <http://thejazzsession.com>, Jason
Crane interviews French guitarist Francis Jacob. Jacob's career has taken
him around the world: France, Switzerland, Boston, Brazil, Paris and now
New York. Along the way, he's picked up a gift for improvisation and a
taste for West African music. On his new CD, Side By Side (2006), he
combines his many influences and creates two albums in one -- the same
tunes, played by two wonderfully different bands.


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.

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

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