INTERVIEW: Matt Ulery Interviewed by Textura

October 20, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

By: Ron Schepper, Textura TEN QUESTIONS WITH MATT ULERY In his own way, Matt Ulery has had a transformative and catalyzing impact on the Chicago jazz scene. The bassist and composer has amassed an impressive discography over the past decade that reflects his command of multiple styles, from chamber jazz to small ensembles. He’s also … Read More

INTERVIEW: Wallace Roney Interviewed by Straight No Chaser

September 30, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

For the full audio interview, click here. Wallace Roney has been a significant force on the scene ever since he emerged at Ali’s Alley at the age of sixteen with Philly Joe Jones. Roney has been featured on impressive work with McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, and Ornette Coleman. As a member of the Tony Williams Quintet, Wallace … Read More

LISTEN: Ben Wolfe on the Chicago Jazz Audio Experience Podcast

September 22, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Mike Jeffers, Chicago Jazz Bassist Ben Wolfe talks with Mike Jeffers about his new recording “Fatherhood” a self-produced recording that is dedicated to his father’s memory. Ben discusses how the recording came about, his father and his relationship with music, the musicians that are featured and much more. Here is an excerpt from the Chicago … Read More

Q&A: Jazziz Chats to Oran Etkin about his Upcoming Release, “Finding Friends Far from Home”

August 26, 2019Features, Interviews, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Internationally acclaimed clarinetist/composer Oran Etkin will release Finding Friends Far from Home: A Journey with Clara Net on August 30. Etkin founded the Timbalooloo method of introducing children to music and this new record is a continuation of his innovative music education work. Recorded and filmed on location in Zimbabwe, Turkey, Czech Republic and China … Read More

INTERVIEW: Doing Jazz Podcast Chats to Lauren Desberg!

August 4, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Lorens Chuno, Doing Jazz Click the play button to listen to this program. On her new album, Out for Delivery, Vocalist Lauren Desberg flirts boldly with today’s pop sound while remaining informed by Jazz. Join Lauren and me as she talks about Japan, interludes, restaurant gigs, New Orleans, and other randomly connected inspirations. Out for Delivery features saxophonist Braxton … Read More