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The Jazz Session #33: Kate McGarry

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On the new episode of The Jazz Session, Jason Crane interviews vocalist Kate McGarry about her new album, The Target (Palmetto, 2007). It's yet another stellar album in a career that has seen her working with everyone from Fred Hersch to Maria Schneider. On The Target, McGarry is joined by her husband Keith Ganz on guitar, Gary Versace on organ and piano, Reuben Rogers on bass and Greg Hutchinson on drums, along with guest appearances from saxophonist Donny McCaslin and Theo Bleckman on voice loops. On both American songbook classics and impressive new compositions, the band finds an organic chemistry that brings something new to the old tunes and makes the new tunes sound familiar.

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About The Jazz Session & Jason Crane

Jason Crane is the host and producer of The Jazz Session, the weekly jazz interview show. He was born in 1973 in Lenox, Massachusetts, home of Tanglewood and former home of the famed Music Inn and the Lenox School of Jazz. He began his career as a soprano sax player in jazz, latin jazz and funk bands in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and right here on Hilton Head Island. Jason also worked as an on-air host for KUAT and KUAZ in Tucson, AZ; as a news announcer for Bloomberg Radio in Tokyo, Japan; and as Tokyo business correspondent for NPR's Morning Edition; and at WXXI in Rochester, NY. From 2001-2004, Jason was station manager and jazz host at Jazz90.1 in Rochester, NY.

Jason is a regular contributor to All About Jazz and to The Guide, the weekly entertainment magazine of The Island Packet newspaper on Hilton Head Island, SC.

Jason has interviewed hundreds of jazz artists on the radio and for The Jazz Session, including: John Abercrombie, Karrin Allyson, Billy Bang, Gene Bertoncini, Bill Bruford, Don Byron, Jack DeJohnette, Kahil El'Zabar, Wayne Escoffery, Wycliffe Gordon, Benny Green, Fred Hersch, Bill Holman, Charlie Hunter, Norah Jones, Les McCann, Bobby McFerrin, Jane Monheit, Jason Moran, David Fathead Newman, Houston Person, Bobby Sanabria, David Sanborn, John Scofield, David Torn, Mirsolav Vitous, Eberhard Weber, Bobby Watson, Jeff Tain Watts, Fred Wesley, and Matt Wilson.

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