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Cindy Blackman Santana: Creating Freethinkers

Cindy Blackman Santana. Drummer, bandleader, and inspiration. An artist who continually pushes boundaries and strengthens the power of community. An artist who makes you feel,...

Rickie Lee Jones: In the Company of a Duchess

Rickie Lee Jones. Songwriter. Storyteller. Trailblazer. Legend. Rickie Lee Jones has been my musical companion almost my whole life. I was first introduced to her music when I was...

Vivienne Aerts: The Power of Chocolate

Vocalist, performer & composer Vivienne Aerts has just released her innovative new album Typuhthâng in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Featuring 100 female...

Something New: On Pink Lane with Abbie Finn

Welcome to the next interview in our Women in Jazz Media series ‘Something New with Esther Bennett’. Exploring new albums through conversation directly with the artist to...

Andy Milne: The intersection of texture and groove – Part 1

Multi award winning Canadian pianist Andy Milne recently won the Juno award for his first album as a trio ‘The ReMission’. This is his eleventh album as a leader and with...

Ezra Weiss speaks about his new album and more.

Recently Portland-based pianist and composer Ezra Weiss released his latest album as a leader and debut album with his new form Big Band titled “We Limit Not the Truth of...

Branford Marsalis speaks about Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis doesn’t mince words. He told Dan Ouellette for Qwest TV all about The Secret Between The Shadow and the Soul, the latest album by his 30-year-old...

Chris Potter’s New Outlook on Groove and Dance Music

In this new project, Chris Potter continues to explore groove and presents new variations on his abiding ambition to “connect jazz to the dance music of the day without...

Snarky Puppy’s Michael League speaks about Immigrance.

In March this year, Snarky Puppy’s Michael League was the guest of the month on Qwest TV. March also saw the release of their new album, Immigrance. Willy Kokolo spoke to...

In Conversation: The Fast-Paced Life of Bill Frisell

Ted Panken had the chance to catch up with Bill Frisell for Qwest TV on the eve of his residency at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. He spoke to us about the beauty...

Big Band der Deutsche Oper Berlin | A Soulful journey

Recently the Big Band Der Deutsche Oper Berlin released their third album “Soul Journey” on the German label Mons Records. Recorded live in February this year the...