The Jazz Session #541: Lara Driscoll of the Firm Roots Duo

http://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2020-12-16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Lara Driscoll is half of the Firm Roots Duo, a two-piano ensemble also featuring her husband Chris White. In this interview, Lara talks about the challenges of performing and recording with two pianos; how she and Chris work together as composers; fun times in an RV; theContinue reading “The Jazz Session #541: Lara Driscoll of the Firm Roots Duo”

The Jazz Session #540: Yelena Eckemoff

http://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2020-12-09.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Pianist Yelena Eckemoff is a prolific composer. In this interview, she talks about Nocturnal Animals, which came out earlier this year, and Adventures Of The Wildflower, which comes out in March 2021. Eckemoff also talks about incorporating poetry and prose and art into her musical presentations; theContinue reading “The Jazz Session #540: Yelena Eckemoff”

The Jazz Session #539: Tomoko Omura

http://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2020-12-02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Violinist Tomoko Omura‘s latest album is Branches, Vol. 1. In this interview, she talks about the album’s sonic landscape; how she drew from Japanese folktales to write the music; the gorgeous artwork by Trina Hines; and a lot more. Be sure to also watch the illustrated musicContinue reading “The Jazz Session #539: Tomoko Omura”

The Jazz Session #538: Miki Yamanaka

http://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2020-11-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Pianist Miki Yamanaka‘s new album is Human Dust Suite. In this interview, Yamanaka talks about the artwork that inspired the suite; how she left a graduate program in seismology in Japan to become a jazz pianist in New York; why she chose the specific players who accompanyContinue reading “The Jazz Session #538: Miki Yamanaka”

The Jazz Session #537: Dr. Colleen Clark

http://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2020-11-18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Drummer and educator Dr. Colleen Clark is the first woman to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Performance at the University of North Texas. In this interview, she talks about her educational background; why she loves Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus; her sports-adjacent philosophyContinue reading “The Jazz Session #537: Dr. Colleen Clark”