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Meeting Ahamad Jamal at the Newport Jazz Festival

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June and July 2023 in " The Jazz Room"

Meeting Eddie Palmieri

We have a spirited conversation with Latin Jazz Legend,  Eddie Palmieri  at the Newport Jazz Festival.   In Part One, of this feature he tells about his early beginnings and about his brother Charlie Palmieri getting him started in music. He also tells us who were his major influences in Jazz.

In Part 2 of this feature Eddie tells us about the many musicians he has collaborated with through the years to make his music not just Latin and not just Jazz but his own brand and style.  He also shares stories about his performances across the globe.

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Eddie Palmieri Interview Part 1
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Eddie Palmieri Interview Part 2
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We talk with Clarinetist,  Anat Cohen. We met with her between performances at the Newport Jazz Festival 2011. She talks about her work with many musicians as well as being a band leader and her work with her brothers. Lean more about Anat Cohen at

Anat Cohen Interview
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Anat Cohen at Newport Jazz Festival Photo Joan Watson-Jones
Claire Daly in "The Jazz Room"

Our friend Baritone Saxophonist /Composer Claire Daly stops by Studio  952 in NYC to tell us about her CD "The Mary Joyce Project-Nothing to Lose" This CD tells the story of her father's cousin Mary Joyce who crossed Alaska on dog sled alone in the mid1920's. We listen to each song which tell a part of Mary's story and while we chat Claire fills in the rest of the story.
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Claire Daly Interview -The Mary Joyce Project
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Meet Singer/Pianist, Michael Feinstein . In this, Part One, of this feature we talk about his upcoming performance that evening and about the musicians who are with him.  He tells us about the Great American Songbook and his efforts to preserve the music that has shaped American music for over a century.  

In Part 2. We continue our conversation with Michael Feinstein at the Newport Jazz Festival. He tells of the lengths he went to salvage musical artifacts and find a home for them in the Great American Songbook Archive and Museum in Carmel, Indiana. He also talks about the Michael Feinstein Foundation.  Its mission is to fund this Archive and Museum and bring greater attention to our “Made in America” Music. Learn more about this organization at

Meeting Michael Feinstein at the Newport Jazz Festival
Interview Michael Feinstien at Newport P1
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Interview Michael Feinstien at Newport P2
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We were a able to talk with Saxophonist,Tia Fuller after her set at the Newport Jazz Festival. She talked about her early work with Beyonce , her Mom’s influence on her career and much more.
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Tia Fuller Interview
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Interviewing Tia Fuller at the Newport Jazz Festival
 Claire Daly  Interview in Studio 952 in NYC

Baritone Sax player Claire Daly returns to Studio 952 for another Kitchen Table Chat. She talks about the release of her CD “VuVu for Frances” This projects feature George Garzone on tenor sax.Claire talks about her friend Frances and how this projet was developed. Learn more at

Interview Claire Daly " Vu Vu for Frances"
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