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Welcome to The Jazz Room

Broadcast on, "The Jazz Room" is a half hour Internet Radio program.
For many years we have covered the Newport Jazz Festival. View our Photo Gallery of Jazz Artists from the Festival through the years.
Each show we feature an interview with an independent artist, or a Jazz Legend. Sometimes there may be a Jam Session where the music is performed live in the studio.

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Newport Jazz Festival Photos Through the Years
Featured Artists  January 2020
"The Jazz Room"

Week 1

Meet Judith Humanick. We met at the Newport Jazz Festival. Based in Ottowa , Canada she is the CEO of JH Productions.She represents many Canadian Jazz Artists as well as The Royal Bopsters. Learn more at jhproductions,com.

Interview Judith Humineck at Newport.mp3
Featured Artists  January 2020
"The Jazz Room"

Week 2-3-4

It was a wonderful trip to the Catskills to visit Jazz Singing Legend, Shelia Jordan.

She invited us to her home in Upstate New York to interview her. She graciously gave us lunch and then

we talked for over 40 minutes.

What a wonderful treat!

She signed a CD copy of her first recording  "A Portrait of Shelia"

These three 1/2 hour programs are the result  of that interview. Enjoy!!

Part 1 Interview Shelia Jordan.mp3
Part 2 Interview Shelia JOrdan.mp3
Part 3 Interview Shelia Jordan.mp3
Featured Artists  February 2020
"The Jazz Room"

Talking with Laurin Talese

Week 6

We have a brief chat with bassist, Christian McBride to talk about his work as the new artistic director jazz festival and how the job came about learn more at

Christian McBride Newport Interview

Week 5

This week we chat with singer, Laurin Talese at the Newport Jazz Festival. She talks about her CD "Gorgeous Chaos" which includes  standards and her own compositions. Learn more at

Interview Laurin Talese at Newport
Meeting Christian McBride

Weeks 7 & 8

In this two-part interview we talked with pianist ,Jason Moran about his CD "All Rise a Joyful Elgy for Fats Waller" and the legacy of Fats. He also tells us about the Fats mask that he is uses in his performances learn more at

Jason Moran Newport Interview Part 1

Jason Moran / Fat's Waller Mask

Jason Moran Interview Newport Part 2
Tall Joan by Steve Klamkin

In the photography pit at Newport 2019 Photo Steve Klamkin