July 28, 2021

Episode 19 - How To Improve At Anything.

Using a model I have incorporated for practicing playing a musical instrument, parallels are drawn to illustrate how this method …

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July 21, 2021

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

Dave reveals things he learned working in the bands of Elvin Jones and Miles Davis, as well as discussing his involvement in jazz…

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July 14, 2021

Episode 17 - A Conversation with pianist/composer Renee Rosnes

Renee describes her activities during the recent 15 month shutdown, and what she is now doing now that things are beginning to op…

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July 7, 2021

Episode 16 - A conversation with Music Therapist and fellow Podcaster…

Tammy reveals the many facets of what music therapy entails and relates a variety of her experiences in the field. Additionally s…

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June 30, 2021

Episode 15 - A conversation with pianist/composer/arranger/conductor/…

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

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June 23, 2021

Episode 14 - The Show Must Go On! - The trials and tribulations of a …

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

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June 16, 2021

Episode 13 - A conversation with vocalist/pianist Dena DeRose

Dena and I discuss her decision to move out of New York and over to Austria back in 2006 and what has transpired for her since th…

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June 9, 2021

Episode 12 - Answers to listeners questions

Listeners email me questions about anything pertaining to jazz at: cooltoddcast@gmail.com Occasionally, I select questions from a…

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June 2, 2021

Episode 11 - An interview with the fantastic pianist and organist Mik…

Mike talks about his performing experiences, his Disability Pride Parade, and his soon to be released recording.

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May 26, 2021

Episode 10 - A Conversation with trumpet virtuoso and educator Jon Fa…

A Conversation with trumpet player Jon Faddis.

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May 19, 2021

Episode 9 - A conversation with three-time Grammy Award winner, drumm…

A conversation with three-time Grammy Award winner, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington.

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May 5, 2021

Episode 7 - The Jazz Dance Suites - A conversation with the Charles M…

The Jazz Dance Suites. A collaboration between saxophonist and composer Charles McPherson and the San Diego Ballet. A discussion …

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April 28, 2021

Episode 6 - Listener's questions answered.

From an array of questions that listeners to this podcast have emailed me, I have chosen a few to answer in this episode. The que…

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April 21, 2021

Episode 5 - A conversation with esteemed bassist Ron Carter

Ron Carter discusses aspects of his career, the current pandemic, thoughts on music education, and offers interesting insights on…

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April 14, 2021

Episode 4 - An engaging conversation with Grammy Award-winning pianis…

Bill Charlap discusses his career as a jazz pianist and offers acute insights into the American Popular Song.

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April 7, 2021

Episode 3 - A conversation with the legendary jazz educator and NEA J…

A conversation with the legendary jazz educator and NEA Jazz Master, Jamey Aebersold.

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March 31, 2021

Episode 2 - Todd Coolman recounts the experience of being the bassist…

Todd Coolman recounts the experience of being the bassist for the Horace Silver Quintet for two years.

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