[JPL] The Jazz Session: Toru Dodo

Jason Crane jason at thejazzsession.com
Mon Mar 26 07:41:38 EDT 2007

Five shows, five countries. The Jazz Session has featured musicians  
from Canada, Venezuela, the United States and France. This week, we  
head to Japan...

-- SHOW #5: Jason Crane interviews pianist Toru Dodo. Born in Tokyo,  
pianist Dodo started playing piano at age 4, then gave up his dream  
of concert piano for the economics department at Tokyo’s Meiji  
University. He found jazz at Meiji, and eventually came to the United  
States to study at Berklee College of Music. Since moving to New York  
City in 1998, Dodo has released three CDs and performed with Kenny  
Garret, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Ruth Brown and Terumasa Hino.  
His new album is Dodo 3 (Jazzcity, 2006).

NEXT WEEK: Russian pianist Misha Piatigorsky
IN TWO WEEKS: Drummer Winard Harper
IN THREE WEEKS: Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery

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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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