Episodes

Oct. 5, 2022

Episode 78 - A Conversation With Educator And Saxophonist David Demsey

Longtime colleagues and friends Dave and Todd discuss their lives inside and outside of music.

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Sept. 28, 2022

Episode 77 - A Conversation With Impresario and Festival Producer Ext…

Danny and Todd look at the music business from the presenter's perspective.

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Sept. 21, 2022

Episode 76 - A Conversation With Trumpeter/Vocalist Benny Benack III

Benny and Todd discuss all that goes into being a jazz musician in today's topsy-turvy music business.

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Sept. 8, 2022

Episode 75 - A Conversation With Trumpeter Brandon Lee

Brandon discusses his background and what the factors of his success are.

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Aug. 31, 2022

Episode 74 - Wisdom From The Masters

Todd discusses some sage advice by way of Jazz Master Benny Golson.

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Aug. 24, 2022

Episode 73 - A Conversation With Pianist And Influencer Emmet Cohen

Todd and Emmet discuss the many facets of Emmet's musical spheres.

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Aug. 17, 2022

Episode 72 - Getting To Know Young In-Demand Bassist Alex Claffy

Todd explores Alex Claffy's beginnings and evolution in the music business.

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Aug. 10, 2022

Episode 71 - A Follow Up Visit With Guitarist Dave Stryker

This is part two of an earlier visit I had with guitarist Dave Stryker.

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Aug. 3, 2022

Episode 70 - A Get Together With Saxophonist And Educator Tom Walsh

Tom discusses his early years and how they led to his being appointed Director of the jazz studies program at the Indiana univers…

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July 27, 2022

Episode 69 - A Conversation With Prolific Drummer Bill Stewart

Bill and Todd delve into Bill's history and his activities as a jazz drummer.

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July 20, 2022

Episode 68 - A Great Hang With Chicago-Based Guitarist And Longtime F…

Henry and Todd go way back and were essentially cut from the same cloth. We share our many experiences in jazz music.

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July 13, 2022

Episode 67 - A Great Hang With Friend And Colleague, Trombonist Steve…

Steve and Todd exchange stories and experiences that reveal very similar paths in music.

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July 6, 2022

Episode 66 - Getting To Know Trombonist Becca Patterson

Todd gets to know a valued colleague, trombonist Becca Patterson.

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June 29, 2022

Episode 65 - A Conversation With Rising Star, Tenor Saxophonist Sam D…

Sam discusses his path from its beginning to the present and reveals many lessons he has learned from his mentors along the way.

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June 22, 2022

Episode 64 - A Discussion With Saxophonist, Bandleader, And Educator …

Todd & David discuss aspects of the music, of education, and how to survive in the music business today.

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June 8, 2022

Episode 63 - A Conversation With Youthful Drummer Jimmy Macbride

Todd and Jimmy discuss Jimmy's path into music and a perception of a possible generation gap among jazz musicians.

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June 1, 2022

Episode 62- A Wide Ranging Conversation With Master Trumpet Player Te…

Todd and Terell free associate and reveal many aspects of their histopry that come as surprises to one another.

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May 25, 2022

Episode 61 - Ed Soph. A Musician Who Plays The Drums, A Leading Teach…

Ed and I discuss aspects of mentorship, the younger players coming into the field, and observations about teaching.

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May 18, 2022

Episode 60 - A Lively Conversation With Charles Ellison: Musician, Me…

Charles and Todd Free Associate On Several Topics Spanning Music, Education, Society, Community, And The Universe!

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May 11, 2022

Episode 59 - A Hang With Veteran New York Saxophonist Dick Oatts

Todd and Dick discuss their paths in music and the multitude of lessons they have learned from their peers.

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May 4, 2022

Episode 58 - A Get Together With A Fine Drummer, Teacher, And Friend,…

John and Todd discuss their beginnings upon arriving in New York, and what has transpired since.

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April 27, 2022

Episode 57 - Great Insights From Esteemed Saxophonist Steve Wilson

Steve and Todd cover a lot of ground discussing various aspects of life as a jazz musician.

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April 20, 2022

Episode 56 - A Conversation With Dutch Bassist Joris Teepe

Todd and Joris get into a wide ranging discussion about their experiences in the music business.

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April 13, 2022

Episode 55 - A Conversation With Saxophonist And Educator Walter Smit…

Walter and Todd touch on a variety of subjects pertaining to Walter's background and recent activities.

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