The Cool Toddcast

The Cool Toddcast

All things jazz. Produced by acclaimed Grammy Award winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman, a variety of subjects related to jazz will be discussed. With over 40 years experience as a jazz musician and educator, Todd will share insider perspectives pertaining to jazz performance, road life, stories about jazz musicians and notable events, jazz improvisation, jazz education, jazz history, jazz criticism and just about anything. Questions provided by listeners will be addressed by Todd and he will also conduct interviews of today's leading jazz artists. lxCdVW958xSBblqVLItV

Recent Episodes

Episode 37 - A Revealing Conversation With Masterful Trombonist Michael Dease.

Dec. 8, 2021

Michael Dease discusses his history in music and what music means to him.

Episode 36 - Todd Gets The Inside Story From Pianist And New York City Jazz Club Owner Spike Wilner Of Small's And Mezzrow.

Dec. 1, 2021

Todd and Spike discuss his decision to buy into two jazz clubs in New York, his commitment to artistic integrity, and how things have been during the covid shutdown and since the reopening.

Episode 35 - A Conversation With Outstanding Guitarist Dave Stryker

Nov. 17, 2021

Dave and Todd discuss aspects of Dave's career as a performer and educator and how Dave became the outstanding player he is today.

Episode 34 - A Conversation With Highly Regarded Tenor Saxophonist Jimmy Greene

Nov. 10, 2021

Jimmy and Todd discuss the importance of instrumental music in the schools, the idea and benefits of mentoring, and various aspects of Jimmy's illustrious and still evolving career.

Episode 33 - A Conversation With The Great Drummer Lewis Nash

Nov. 3, 2021

Lewis Nash, one of the most in-demand drummers of our time, checks in up with his friend and colleague, bassist Todd Coolman, as they compare notes over the last 40 years on the jazz scene.

Episode 32 - The Unusual Path Of A Highly Respected Nonagenarian Jazz Musician.

Oct. 27, 2021

Bassist Bill Crow discusses his background and life as a professional jazz musician spanning seventy plus years!