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Broadcast on CyberStationUsa.com, "The Jazz Room" is a half hour Internet Radio program.

For many years we have covered the Newport Jazz Festival. Click Here to view our photos of Jazz Greats from the Festival through the years. Each show we feature an interview with an independent artist, or a Jazz Legend. Somtimes there may be a Jam Session where the music is performed live in the studio.

The show can be heard Wednesdays at 10:30 PM on www.cyberstationusa.com. You may listen to archived programs by clicking this link www.dqrm.com/thejazzroom/

Join me in " The Jazz Room" each week. Here are some of the upcoming shows! Click here this this month's Schedule.

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February / March 2017
In "The Jazz Room"

Newport Jazz Festival Photos Through The Years

Arturo Sandoval

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Starting Wed .Feb 1st
We chat with Film Maker, Stephanie J. Castillo. She visited us at Studio 952 in NYC to tell us about her Documentary “Night Bird Song” The Life of Saxophonist /Flutist Thomas  Chapin.
Starting Wednesday February 1, 2016 10:30-11:00PM ET (Week 5)

Radio Promo

Jon Batiste
Chris Botti
George Wein- Newport Jazz Festival Founder
Joe Saylor- Stay Human Band



In 2016 we celebrated 10 Years covering the Newport
Jazz  Festival. Here are some of our favorite photos.

dee dee
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Interviewing Jon Batiste and Two Members of Stay Human
Al Jarreau
Eddie Palmieri

Starting Wed.Feb 8th
We begin our two part conversation with Author, Composer,  Saxophonist  Paul Combs. He stopped by the Jazz Room to talk about his book  “Dameronia” The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron”.  Paul is one of our long time Boston area musicians and we were very happy to have him on the show. In Part 1 Paul talks about how he came to write this Biography and gives us insights on how Tad Dameron  influenced  Jazz artists during the Bop Era. Learn more about Paul at www.paulcombs. com and log on to to purchase is book
Starting WednesdayFebruary 8, 2017 10:30-11:00PM ET (Week 6)

Lou Donaldson
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Stephanie J Castillo at Studio 952 NYC
Starting Wed. Feb 19th
In Part 2 of our conversation with Paul Combs we learn in more detail about the many Jazz Artists who learned from the expertise of Tadd Dameron.  www.paulcombs.com
Starting WednesdayFebruary 19, 2017 10:30-11:00PM ET (Week 7)
Starting Feb. 22nd
I n this part 1 of our interview with Lou Donaldson he tells us how he got started in the business and why he took up the Saxophone. Learn more about Lou at
Starting Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30-11:00PM ET (Week 8)
Starting March 1st
We continue with our chat with Saxophonist, Lou Donaldson.
 He tells us about working with Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith
and offers his own observations on the future of Jazz. Learn more about Lou at
Starting Wednesday March 1, 2017 10:30-11:00PM ET (Week 9)
March 2017

Starting March 8th
We met with Dr. Ahmed Sarmast, Directorof the Afganistan National Institute of Music  at the January APAP Conference.He talks about the students and their accomplishments amid the bombings from the Taliban and extreme poverty. Learn more at www.afganistannationalinstituteof music.org
Starting Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:30-11:00PM ET (Week 10)

Dr. Ahmed Sarmast

Starting Mar. 15th
We start Part One of our interview with Singer Giacomo Gates a

Storyteller/Jazz Singer
.  We talk about his latest CD  "The Songs of Gil-Scott Heron-The Revolution Will Be Jazz " Learn how it came about and listen to selected cuts.
Learn more about Giacomo at
Starting Wednesday March 15, 2017 10:30-11:00PM ET (Week 10)

Part 2 of our interview with Giacomo Gates. This time we talk about his influences and a bit about his diverse travels and jobs in the past. Listen to cuts from his CD's" Luminosity" and " The Songs of Gil Scott Heron-The Revolution Will Be Jazz" 
Starting Wednesday March 22 ,2017 10:30-11:00PM ET (Week13)

Starting Wed. Mar. 29th
We welcome Guitarist , Tomas Janzon back to the Jazz  Room. He tells us about his CD "Experiences" and we catch up on what he's been doing since we last met.  Learn more about Tomas at  www.tomasjanzon.com  
Starting Wednesday March 22 ,2017 10:30-11:00PM ET (Week14)
Giacomo Gates
Tomas Janzon

Paul Combs

Wednesday Sept.30th
We have and interesting conversation with
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. We were able to meet with him after his set at the Newport Jazz Festival. In Part 1 of our interview he talks about his love for the Traditional Jazz  and about his book “Sing it First” Learn more about Wycliffe Gordon at www.wycliffegordon.com
Wednesday September 30, 2015 10:30-11:00PM ET ( Week 42)