[JPL] The Jazz Session EXTRA: Rochester International Jazz Festival

Jason Crane jason at thejazzsession.com
Wed May 23 08:46:27 EDT 2007


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THE JAZZ SESSION ANNOUNCES A NEW SEGMENT: TJS EXTRA!

TJS EXTRA #1: ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL. TJS Extra looks  
at jazz from other angles. Think of it as a companion piece to The  
Jazz Session. This edition takes you behind the scenes of the  
Rochester International Jazz Festival. Jason Crane interviews  
festival producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona. With more than 600  
artists, 200+ concerts and 18 venues, the RIJF has quickly become one  
of the leading jazz festivals in North America.

LISTEN: <http://thejazzsession.com/2007/05/23/tjs-extra-1-rochester- 
international-jazz-festival/>

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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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