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Tom Scott is a renowned composer, arranger, producer, music director, saxophonist and educator. His 33 solo recordings have earned him 13 Grammy nominations and 3 Grammy awards. In 2013 he produced a CD for young ukulele master Brittni Paiva which won a Hawaiian Grammy for 'Ukulele Album of the Year', and in 2017 received his first Emmy Award nomination for Musical Direction of the Tony Bennett 90th Birthday TV Special on NBC. tomedit09.jpg Tom’s career as a guest artist spans more than 2000 recordings—by such diverse artists as Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Thelonious Monk, the Blues Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Aerosmith


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Robben Ford: Pure

Read "Pure" reviewed by Doug Collette

It's only fitting guitarist Robben Ford assigns a closeup of his chosen instrument to the cover of Pure. His devotion to the axe is at least equal to, if not greater than, the ardor he elicits from fretboard fanatics. But then that's a deserved devotion as the man demonstrates in less than two minutes at the ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Saxsession: Dave Koz, Grace Kelly and Gerald Albright

Read "Saxsession: Dave Koz, Grace Kelly and Gerald Albright" reviewed by Joseph Vella

After playing the saxophone for over 50 years, Tom Scott wanted to dedicate an episode to discuss the sax with a few of his colleagues who have mastered the instrument but have also built careers entertaining audiences with their playing. Dave Koz, Grace Kelly and Gerald Albright sit down with Tom on a special Podcast Express ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Becca Stevens

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Herb Alpert

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News: Radio

From The L.A. Express To The Podcast Express, Legendary Saxophonist Tom Scott Enters The Podcast Sphere With Tom Scott’s Podcast Express

From The L.A. Express To The Podcast Express,  Legendary Saxophonist Tom Scott Enters The Podcast Sphere With Tom Scott’s Podcast Express

Finding himself with lots of down time during Covid, legendary saxophonist Tom Scott started a podcast series as a means to reconnect with his friends. The result is Tom Scott’s Podcast Express which features conversations with famous artists, personalities, and old friends he’s formed close bonds with over the course of his incredible 50-year career in ...


Article: SoCal Jazz

Gergo Borlai: Talkin' Drummers and Drumming

Read "Gergo Borlai: Talkin' Drummers and Drumming" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Most kids have heroes. Whether they be athletes, astronauts, artists, astrophysicists, (and that's just the “A's") or any of the many asundered possibilities. Gergo Borlai needn't go passed the “D's" to find his calling. Drumming came early, incredibly early, and he has never looked back. Determination and commitment can be a powerful force. Before long the ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Returned to Forever: The Chick Corea's Songbook, Part 2

Read "Returned to Forever: The Chick Corea's Songbook, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

We continue our journey through the Chick Corea Songbook (part 1). For decades he was one of the contemporary ambassadors of American jazz, inspiring fans and other musicians all over the world. In this part of the programme, we'll feature renditions of his work by musicians from abroad and from the USA, and from across musical ...


Article: What is Jazz?

Ghosts In The Machine, Part 3: Jazz Musicians And Popular Music

Read "Ghosts In The Machine, Part 3: Jazz Musicians And Popular Music" reviewed by Kurt Ellenberger

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 3: The GhostsIn a recent essay in Commentary, Terry Teachout, arts and culture critic for the Wall Street Journal, makes an argument for the date on which the jazz era officially ended and the rock/pop era began--May 9, ...


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Take Five with Matthew Alec

Read "Take Five with Matthew Alec" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Matthew Alec: Saxophonist, Executive Producer at Cleveland Time Records and bandleader for the jazz fusion group Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric. Nominated as 'Cleveland's Best Horn Player' by Cleveland Scene Magazine, Matthew earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music from Kent State University in 2007. While at KSU, he studied both 20th century classical music ...


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