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Interview: Andy Waddell

Interview:  Andy Waddell

Q: How do you feel you have developed creatively with your new album, Alive? A: This is an honest trip. It came like Sunday boredom, almost baptismal, a dip in the river after a week’s bend. I've been writing and creating my own music for a long time, but everything on this album came from a ...

Interview: Damjan Krajacic

Interview: Damjan Krajacic

Q: When did you start playing the flute? Did your family already know you had an interest in music? A: I was a bit late coming to the flute, at 19. My main instrument was electric bass, and I dabbled into classical guitar and piano a bit prior to that. Once I entered college, I was ...

Interview: Slovak Bass Icon Juraj Griglak

Interview: Slovak Bass Icon Juraj Griglak

Q: When did you learn to play the bass? A: My father chose for me to play classical upright bass; he was a clarinetist in symphony orchestra. I went to conservatory for six years and then four years at university. After finishing my studies, I started playing in the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and have been playing ...

One Of Hawaii's Finest Jazz Artists: Jr Volcano Choy

One Of Hawaii's Finest Jazz Artists: Jr Volcano Choy

Q: I'm sure you receive this question numerous times. Your name - where did you get it? A: Almost 30 years ago, I was on a road tour for Columbia Records. After one of our performances, a music critic who was present mentioned that the “trumpet soloist” blew like an “erupting volcano” and so the other ...

Interview: Multi-Instrumentalist Paul Stafford

Interview: Multi-Instrumentalist Paul Stafford

Q: You received your first drum kit at the age of five. Did your family already know you had an interest in music? A: I would say yes. The drum kit was purchased based on the constant beating on shoe boxes. My mindset was drumming as one would do in a school marching band. Although not ...

Interview: Saxophonist/Composer Tivon Pennicott

Interview: Saxophonist/Composer Tivon Pennicott

Having played on two Grammy-winning albums, it was just a matter of time for saxophonist/composer Tivon Pennicott to explore his own artistry. With his band Sound Quartet, Pennicott has just released Lover of Nature, an album of sleek, sprightly jazz compositions that boldly showcases a brilliant new talent. In this interview, Pennicott discusses his musical origins ...

Bill Rotella, Son Of Frank Sinatra Songwriter Johnny Rotella, Reflects On Their Careers

Bill Rotella, Son Of Frank Sinatra Songwriter Johnny Rotella, Reflects On Their Careers

Q: When did you decide to enter the music field? A: I didn’t consider music as anything other than “fun” until I was in college. While in college I started jamming with friends and a got a taste of the stage, studio and the road. I began thinking about songwriting and performing more seriously at that ...

Ross Prior: From Thrash Metal To Jazz

Ross Prior: From Thrash Metal To Jazz

Q: When did you decide to enter the music field? A: Hmm, would you like the short or long answer? Not long after I played my first band, I guess I realized how happy and free it made me feel. I'd never experienced anything like it before so I was instantly drawn to it. Q: How ...

An Interview With Wren Marie Harrington

An Interview With Wren Marie Harrington

Q: What are your goals as an artist? A: My primary goal as a singer is to deepen the level of understanding of the intentions of songs with my particular voice, and a rich variety of languages and musical idioms. I consider the human voice a crucial element in uniting the listener with the spirit of ...

Interview: J.Q. Whitcomb

Interview: J.Q. Whitcomb

Q: What do you hope to accomplish as an artist? A: I'd like to continue improving my playing and writing in general of course, but I'm especially interested in flamenco and flamenco-jazz fusion. I aspire to build more musical contacts in these musical areas, create more bands focused on flamenco-jazz, and get deeper into the rhythms ...


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