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.


Episode 19 - How To Improve At Anything.

July 28, 2021

Using a model I have incorporated for practicing playing a musical instrument, parallels are drawn to illustrate how this method can apply to almost any human endeavor.

Episode 18 - A Conversation with NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman.

July 21, 2021

Dave reveals things he learned working in the bands of Elvin Jones and Miles Davis, as well as discussing his involvement in jazz education. He also articulates the reasons for why he chose the path he has been on and continues to forge.

Episode 17 - A Conversation with pianist/composer Renee Rosnes

July 14, 2021

Renee describes her activities during the recent 15 month shutdown, and what she is now doing now that things are beginning to open up. She is a very busy and active individual in today's jazz scene!

Episode 16 - A conversation with Music Therapist and fellow Podcaster Tammy Takaishi

July 7, 2021

Tammy reveals the many facets of what music therapy entails and relates a variety of her experiences in the field. Additionally she discusses her podcast, "The Creative Peacemeal Podcast" that deals with arts and creativity advocacy.

Episode 15 - A conversation with pianist/composer/arranger/conductor/teacher Jim McNeely

June 30, 2021

Jim discusses his evolution as a Grammy nominated composer and delves into aspects of his creative process.

Episode 14 - The Show Must Go On! - The trials and tribulations of a jazz musician revealed.

June 23, 2021

Todd Coolman recounts an incident that occurred during a performance he participated in. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned.