February 11, 2020
Saxophonist Rajiv Halim talks with Chicago Jazz Magazine founder, Mike Jeffers, about his upcoming performance at the Evanston High School Jazz Festival on Saturday February 15th. He also discusses his background, influences and much more.
Thanks to the Epiphany Center for the Arts for hosting the show!
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February 4, 2020
Legendary drummer Redd Holt talks about his life in music including how he got his start on the drums, his years of recording and touring with Ramsey Lewis, the inspiration of his new recording and much more.
Holt first started playing drums as a teenager and first met his collaborators Ramsey Lewis and Eldee Young while still in school in Chicago. Upon returning from military duty he re- connected with Lewis and Young to form the Ramsey Lewis Trio which produced the world wide hit, The "In" Crowd.
In 1966 Young and Holt split with Lewis and formed their own group, Young-Holt Unlimited, which went on to achieve commercial success as an instrumental soul band. After the group's dissolution in 1974 Holt continued on as Redd Holt Unlimited, playing under this name into the 1990s, and worked in jazz education in Illinois.
He founded the Gumption Artist Workshop, which was active from 1980 to 1985, and played internationally, including at the 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival and in Singapore in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
His latest recording is on Treehouse Records It's A Take!
January 15, 2020
Bassist Joe Policastro talks with Chicago Jazz Magazine founder Mike Jeffers about his trio's upcoming performance at Andy's Jazz Club on January 18th & 19th featuring Howard Levy.
Get more information on the Joe Policastro Trio Visit TheJpTrio.com
For tickets visit www.andysjazzclub.com
January 7, 2020
Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon the stars of the show "Too Hot Too Handel - the Jazz Gospel Messiah" talk with, Chicago Jazz Magazine founder, Mike Jeffers about the 15th annual performance coming up at the Auditorium Theatre January 18th & 19th.
Get tickets and information at www.auditoriumtheatre.org
January 6, 2020
Ben Paterson, pianist/organist and Steinway artist, talks with the founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers for the January 2020 Chicago Jazz Magazine feature interview.
Paterson talks about starting on piano at an early age and discovering jazz music, attending the University of Chicago as a political science major while starting to integrate himself into the Chicago jazz scene, joining Von Freeman's band and playing with him until his passing, performing and touring with Bobby Broom and his trio while opening for Steely Dan, his recent move to New York, touring with his own group throughout the world and much more.
December 20, 2019
The Bosman Twins are coming to Winter's Jazz Club for a special Chicago performance on December 26th and they took a few minutes to talk with the founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers, about the upcoming performance and what people can expect to hear that evening.
For identical twins Dwayne and Dwight Bosman, born and raised in St. Louis, jazz has always been a Bosman family affair. At age ten, they began studying music with their father, Lloyd Smith, lead alto saxophonist and flautist with Earl “Fatha” Hines’ Orchestra and occasional sideman with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, who counted John Coltrane among his other students. By age fourteen, Dwayne and Dwight were performing as The Bosman Twins and they have been ever since.
Get tickets at www.wintersjazzclub.com
December 18, 2019
Saxophonist Tim Warfield talks with the founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers, about his upcoming weekend performing a "Jazzy Christmas" at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago.
Warfield also talks about his musical concepts, arranging and composing and much more.
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December 3, 2019
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque bring their high powered Afro-Cuban Jazz sounds to the Chicago's Jazz Showcase December 5th-8th as they tour the country in support of their new release On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme.
Jane Bunnett talks with the founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers, about the new release, the upcoming shows at the Jazz Showcase and much more.
Visit www.janebunnett.com for more information about the new recording and tour dates.
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November 6, 2019
Chris Madsen at the 2019 Chicago Jazz Festival
November 6, 2019
Alan Gresik on Chicago Jazz Magazine November 2019 Issue