JazzCast Ep. 17: Brad Linde

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Summer greetings! Welcome to episode 17 of the JazzCast, where you can find curated listening sessions with jazz musicians. Today I bring you an interview with DC area jazz saxophonist and educator Brad Linde.

Many people know of Brad as the leader of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra as well as his cool “Brad Linde Ensemble,” but his musical direction has changed in the last few years to move more toward free improvisation. And so we have the opportunity to be introduced to some of his new music here: the Team Players, Underwater Ghost, and his latest dixieland-meets free jazz venture Dix Out. Team Players is currently on tour across the United States, so be sure to check them out if they come into your town. Please see their schedule listed below. They just released a CD on July 15th, so please be sure to support them by purchasing their album on CDBaby! Also, the Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble will be at the Jazz Gallery on August 12th in NYC to play the music of Australian composer Elliott Hughes. (psst – we have an interview with Elliott Hughes coming soon too!)

Brad Linde Tour Dates to Note (East Coast):

  • 8/10 – Dix Out at Twins Jazz in Washington, D.C.
  • 8/11 – Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Australian composer Elliott Hughes at Bohemian Caverns
  • 8/12 – Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble featuring the music of Australian composer Elliott Hughes at the Jazz Gallery in NYC
  • 8/13 – Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble featuring the music of Australian composer Elliott Hughes at An Die Musik in Baltimore

Brad Linde Summer Tour Dates (complete list)

(Brad Linde – saxophones, Billy Wolfe – tenor sax, Aaron Quinn – Guitar, Deric Dickens – Drums)

 

  • 7/10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ University of North Carolina  (4 PM)  
  • 7/10 – Carrboro, NC @ The Station  w/ Danielle Soul w/ The Dickens Campaign (9 PM)
  • 7/11 – Greensboro, NC @ Elsewhere  – Brad Linde’s Team Players (8 PM)
  • 7/12 – Durham, NC @ Sharp Nine Gallery  – Brad Linde’s Team Players (8 PM)
  • 7/13 – Washington DC @ Capitalbop’s DC Jazz Loft  – Brad Linde’s Team Players (7 PM)
  • 7/14 – Woodbridge, VA @ NOVA  (9 AM) 
  • 7/21 – Athens, OH @ TBA – Brad Linde’s Team Players and Aaron Quinn’s Liver Quiver
  • 7/22 – Lexington, KY @ Natasha’s Bistro & Bar – Brad Linde’s Underwater Ghost and Aaron Quinn’s Liver Quiver (8 PM)
  • 7/23 – Louisville, KY @ Dreamland  – Aaron Quinn’s Liver Quiver and Brad Linde’s Team Players (7 PM)
  • 7/24 – Lafayette, IN @ Black Sparrow  – Aaron Quinn’s Liver Quiver and Brad Linde’s Team Players
  • 7/25 – South Bend, IN @ Merriman’s Playhouse – Aaron Quinn’s Liver Quiver and Brad Linde’s Team Players (7:30 PM)
  • 7/27 – Chicago, IL @ Phyllis’ Musical Inn  – Billy Wolfe’s Composers’ Tetradectet (9 PM)
  • 7/27 – Chicago, IL @ Hungry Brain  – Jackson/Linde/Roebke/Dickens and Brad Linde’s Team Players (10 PM)
  • 7/28 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Canterbury House  – Brad Linde’s Team Players and The Great Collapsing Hrung  (8 PM)
  • 7/29 – Detroit, MI @ Detroit Contemporary  – Brad Linde’s Team Players and The Great Collapsing Hrung (8 PM)
  • 8/1 – Seattle, WA @ Good Shepherd CenterWayward Music Presents Brad Linde/Erika Dohi Duo and the Syrinx Effect with Kate Olson and Naomi Siegel
  • 8/2 – Portland, OR @ Tea Zone and Camellia Lounge – Brad Linde and Erika Dohi Duo
  • 8/8 – New York City, NY @ Caffe Vivaldi – Brad Linde and Erika Dohi Duo
  • 8/10 – Washington, D.C. @ Twins Jazz – Brad Linde’s DIX OUT
  • 8/11 – Washington, D.C. @ Bohemian CavernsBohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Elliott Hughes
  • 8/12 – New York City, NY @ The Jazz Gallery – Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble featuring the music of Australian composer/arranger Elliott Hughes
  • 8/13 – Baltimore, MD @ An Die Musik – Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble featuring the music of Australian composer/arranger Elliott Hughes

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JazzCast Ep. 16: Jeff Antoniuk Part 2

template_verticle_part2_final.jpgHi everyone! This is the second part in a two part series of interviews with Jeff Antoniuk, jazz saxophonist and educator.  Please click here to see the first half of the interview.

Jeff Antoniuk is an internationally respected jazz saxophonist and holds his own education programs to service adult learners, to include the Maryland Summer Jazz WorkshopInDepth Jazz Clinics, and the Jazz Band Masterclass. This year he will be pulling in several high class artists to help him with Maryland Summer Jazz, including: Peter Fraize on sax, Jimmy Haslip on bass, Jim McFalls on trombone, Marty Morrison on drums, Kenny Rittenhouse on trumpet, Donato Soviero on guitar, and Helen Sung on piano. Whew, what a lineup! Additionally, his “Jazz Update” and “MARS 4-tet” groups will play at various locations around DC in the near future. Here are a couple of his upcoming shows:

  • July 18, 2014 – Jazz Update at the Westminster Church in Washington, D.C. for Friday night Jazz. 6 – 9 pm, $5 cover, 400 I Street SW DC. Tickets are sold at the door.
  • July 22, 2014 – MARS 4-tet featuring Jimmy Haslip on bass will be playing atBethesda Blues and Jazz Club. 7:30 pm, $22, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Click here to get tickets.
  • July 22 – 25, 2014 – Maryland Summer Jazz Workshop – this is a four day workshop for older adults and features multiple master classes as well as a end concert for all the faculty. The end concert (featuring students and faculty) is on July 25 from 7 – 10 pm at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church at 10701 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852. Tickets are $20.

Songs in this podcast (in order) are:

  1.  Global Village – from The Jazz Update album titled “Brotherhood”
  2.  Suddenly – from the MARS 4-Tet album titled “The Blind Watchmaker”
  3.  Slickery – from the Jazz Update album titled “Brotherhood”
  4.  Meet Me at the Ponderosa – from the Jazz Update album titled “Brotherhood”
  5.  Hot House – from the Jazz Update album titled “Brotherhood”
  6.  Screwball – from the Jazz Update album titled “Brotherhood”

I will post links to everyone mentioned in this podcast soon. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy this interview with Jeff Antoniuk!

JazzCast Ep. 15: Jeff Antoniuk Part 1

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Here you will find an interview with Jeff Antoniuk, jazz saxophonist and educator from the metropolitan D.C. area. This episode is the first part in a two part series – please check back for the second part to go up tomorrow. Jeff is an internationally respected jazz saxophonist and holds his own education programs to service adult learners, to include the Maryland Summer Jazz Workshop, InDepth Jazz Clinics, and the Jazz Band Masterclass. This year he will be pulling in several high class artists to help him with Maryland Summer Jazz, including: Peter Fraize on sax, Jimmy Haslip on bass, Jim McFalls on trombone, Marty Morrison on drums, Kenny Rittenhouse on trumpet, Donato Soviero on guitar, and Helen Sung on piano. Whew, what a lineup! Additionally, his “Jazz Update” and “MARS 4-tet” groups will play at various locations around DC in the near future. Here are a couple of his upcoming shows:

  • July 18, 2014 – Jazz Update at the Westminster Church in Washington, D.C. for Friday night Jazz. 6 – 9 pm, $5 cover, 400 I Street SW DC. Tickets are sold at the door.
  • July 22, 2014 – MARS 4-tet featuring Jimmy Haslip on bass will be playing at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club. 7:30 pm, $22, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Click here to get tickets.
  • July 22 – 25, 2014 – Maryland Summer Jazz Workshop – this is a four day workshop for older adults and features multiple master classes as well as a end concert for all the faculty. The end concert (featuring students and faculty) is on July 25 from 7 – 10 pm at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church at 10701 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852. Tickets are $20.

Songs in this podcast include:

  1. Isfahan – from the Jazz Update album titled “Brotherhood”
  2. Screwball – from the Jazz Update album titled “Brotherhood”
  3. Brotherhood – from the Jazz Update album titled “Brotherhood”
  4. The Blind Watchmaker – from the MARS 4-tet album titled “The Blind Watchmaker”

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JazzCast Ep. 14: Aaron Quinn, guitar!

Aaron_quinn_front.jpgHello everyone! I am very happy to bring to you this interview with Aaron Quinn, a jazz guitarist who hails from Columbus, Ohio. From “Liver Quiver” to “Surfs Up Hose Down,” Aaron was very generous with his time and his explanations of the tunes he picked for us to hear.  This is great music, people! I will update the site throughout the week with all the names that were mentioned in this podcast. In the meantime, here are the songs, in order of appearance: (you can download most of these from his band camp, linked up below)

  1. “No, but I think You’re Neat” – Liver Quiver
  2. “My Ordinary, No Avail” – Liver Quiver
  3. “The Ocean Gets its Saltiness from the Tears of Misunderstood Sharks (Who Just Want To Cuddle)” – Surfs Up, Hose Down
  4. “Bad Girls Go To Hell” – Surfs Up, Hose Down
  5. “Michalec” – Aaron Quinn Nonet
  6. “Chain Smoke Your F(@&$ Heart Out” – Aaron Quinn Nonet
  7. “Weird Doors Open, People Fall Into Things” – Aaron Quinn Nonet
  8.  “I Apologize for My S@#$% Cooking” – Liver Quiver

If you liked his music, maybe you’d like to see him as he goes about his Midwest Tour? Liver Quiver will be performing: Team Players East Coast/Midwest Tour

  • July 10: Team Players. UNC Chapel Hill (NC). (w/Dickens Campaign)
  • July 11: Team Players. Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC)
  • July 12: Team Players. Sharp Nine (Durham, NC)
  • July 13: Team Players. DC Jazz Loft (Washington DC)
  • July 14: Team Players. Nova (Woodbridge, VA)
  • July 14: Billy Wolfe’s Tetradectet. Bohemian Caverns (Washington DC)
  • July 15: Billy Wolfe’s Tetradectet. An Die Musik (Baltimore, MD)
  • July 17: Fields and Planes. Garden Theater (Columbus, OH) 10:00pm
  • July 18: Insane Jazz Posse. Jazz and Ribs Fest. 11:00am-12:30pm
  • July 18: Billy Wolfe’s Tetradectet. Brothers Drake. 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • July 18: Oliver Oak. Rumba Cafe. 9:00pm-2:ooam
  • July 19: Billy Wolfe’s Octet. Dick’s Den. 10:00pm-2:00am
  • July 21: Liver Quiver/Team Players. TBD (Cincinnati, OH)
  • July 22: Liver Quiver/Team Players. Natasha’s (Lexington, KY)
  • July 23: Liver Quiver/Team Players. Dreamland (Louisville, KY) – Team Players
  • July 24: Liver Quiver/Team Players. Black Sparrow (Lafayette, IN) – Team Players
  • July 25: Liver Quiver/Team Players. Merriman’s (South Bend, IN) – Team Players
  • July 27: Billy Wolfe’s Tetradectet. Phyllis’ Musical Inn (Chicago, IL)
  • July 27: Team Players. Hungry Brain (Chicago, IL)
  • July 28: Liver Quiver/Team Players. Gr8 Collapsin (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • July 29: Liver Quiver/Team Players. Detroit Contemporary (Detroit, MI)

The websites for Liver Quiver are here: http://liverquiver.bandcamp.com, http://liverquiverband.wordpress.com. Aaron Quinn’s website is at http://theatrociousspeller.wordpress.com.

This podcast took about 10 hours to finish. Apparently people are listening, so I wanted it to sound good. I had to edit out all my talking on the phone conversation, although you’ll hear a few little blips. I really believe in what Aaron’s doing, and hope others will connect if they like it too! Leave me a comment! More info coming soon… Mentioned in this podcast:

more coming later! … TBC

JazzCast Episode 13: Bria Skonberg!

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Hi everyone! I am extremely excited to bring you this interview with the amazing Bria Skonberg!! I was able to catch her in between shows and appointments on this past Tuesday and wanted to put up her interview quickly so I could let you all know she is in the DC metro area on Thursday, June 19th, at the Bethesda Jazz and Blues Club! 

I met Bria about 4 years ago as I sat in with a band at the DCLX Lindy Hop Competition. I was impressed with her lead chops and her familiarity with the repertoire of that era. Then, I noticed she was playing with her band at the Takoma Park Jazz Festival as part of their “jazzy women” theme this year (2014.) My all-female big band “Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes” was also playing the time slot before hers, so I went ahead and asked if she might sit in with us on a tune. To my surprise, she said “yes!” She sang “All of Me” and then took a smokin’ trumpet solo. It was so much fun to work with her! Eventually the footage from that festival will be available on the Takoma Park station, from what I understand.

Anyway, this is the first interview I’ve had with a signed artist. I am so humbled that she agreed to get on the phone with me and allowed us the opportunity to hear portions of her new album. If you want to hear the whole song, please buy her album from Random Act Records, iTunes, or download it from her website at http://briaskonberg.com. I encourage everyone to support indie artists and boutique record labels so that they can continue to make the music we all love! My favorite is her “mash-up” of Sir Duke and Three Little Words. Genius arrangement! I hope you enjoy!

Also, you might notice I will be putting up new podcasts more regularly now. My job as a teacher just got a LOT easier so be ready for a new episode every Tuesday over the summer! Or more!

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JazzCast Ep. 12: Brent Birckhead!

birck_header.jpgToday we welcome to the JazzCast Brent Birckhead, jazz saxophonist and NY/DC musician extraordinaire! Please enjoy his music and his infectious spirit.  Thanks for listening!

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JazzCast Episode 11: Marty Nau

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This is a podcast is an interview with Marty Nau, DC based alto saxophonist. Marty can be found playing all over the metropolitan DC area, including at Twins Jazz Club, with the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra out of GMU, and with the Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Orchestra. This interview was really fun for me because none of his music is available online; you have to purchase a physical CD (which you can only get from him, or perhaps on Amazon). He’s old fashioned in that way and proud of it. He has self produced several albums; this podcast will feature songs from his project with strings and his clarinet project arranged by Scott Silbert.  If you’d like to know more about his mentor and favorite jazz musician, you can read his interview with NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods by clicking hereIf you like his playing, you can hear him this weekend at Twins Jazz Club at 14th and U St. in Washington, DC! May 9th and 10th at 8 and 10 pm sets, $16 tickets with $10 minimum with Steve Williams. Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and review on iTunes if you get a chance.

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JazzCast Episode 9: Timothy Whalen Part 2

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Welcome back to Part 2 of the interview with Timothy Whalen! This was a continuation of the first episode with his selection of one more nonet original tune as well as three funk tunes. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy!

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JazzCast Episode 8: Timothy Whalen Part 1

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Welcome to Episode 8 of the JazzCast, the podcast dedicated to curated listening sessions with jazz musicians! Today’s episode is part one of an interview with Timothy Whalen, DC based jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. He is playing with his four horn septet this weekend at Twins Jazz on U Street in DC, so come on out and listen if you enjoy this music! March 28 – 29, 8 and 10 pm sets, http://twinsjazz.com.

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JazzCast Ep7: Interview with Amy Bormet

AMY_rectangle***Update*** So sorry everyone, I had accidentally turned down the volume of the second song on the original version – audio has been fixed, and hopefully is better quality now – thanks for checking by!!  sorry for the inconvenience! ****  Welcome to Episode 7 of the JazzCast, the podcast dedicated to curated listening sessions by jazz musicians! Today’s episode is an interview with Amy K. Bormet, who is a DC-based-but-transplanted-to-LA pianist, composer, educator, and leader of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival! March 15 – 22 will mark the fourth year of the festival and I wanted to give everyone a sneak peak at some of the amazing music that will be featured. There are quite a few phenomenal musicians who are mentioned in this podcast, so please feel free to check out their links below! I have also posted a link to the sponsorship site. Get your brand in front of thousands in a personable way!

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Thanks for stopping by! Come back next week on Tuesday and we’ll have a new episode up.