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Interview With Legendary Jazz Pianist Neil Bridge


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This episode of Backstage Jazz features an interview with legendary jazz pianist and former Denver Public Schools Music Educator, Neil Bridge. Joining him is his wife and Muse, Vocalist/Collaborator Karen Lee Bridge.

Neil Bridge is a legendary Jazz Pianist, composer, arranger, band leader, musical director, and former DPS music educator. Throughout his illustrious career, he has accompanied Mel Torme, Anita O'Day, Nancy Wilson, Dakota Staton, Johnny Smith, The Mills Brothers, Clark Terry, Sonny Stitt, and many more. He is well known for accompanying Johnny Smith (legendary world-class guitarist) for 30 years.

Karen Lee is currently fulfilling her passion for singing. Her dreams came true, and she was finally able to fulfill her lifetime wishes of singing professionally. Karen explains, " I have been enrolled in the "N.B.A.O.M.," for 30 glorious years. It's the "Neil Bridge Academy Of Music!"

The music featured in the shows includes "Grooving' in the City" and "Come Back To Me." Both tracks can be found on the new album In The Key of Music.

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