Saturday, September 22, 2012

More interviews scheduled...

Good morning. I have no less than four interviews, no make that five, coming up this month an in October for the Women In Jazz book project.

Thanks everyone for your support. Check out the Women In Jazz book project Facebook page if you haven't already and give it a "like." I try to update it once or twice a week with relevant content and links related to the book and its subject.

The next person I'll be interviewing for the book is vocalist, composer, arranger, and visual artist Carmen Lundy. She's a wonderful singer. The video below gives you a look at her latest recording Changes which you can check out and buy from her website.

Time to do some listening...

Monday, September 3, 2012

Women in Jazz on Facebook, More interviews...

Right Photo of Terri Lyne Carrington by Tracy Love)

Well, a lot has happened very quickly since the promotional video for the Women In Jazz book project was completed.

First, please check out and give a proverbial "like" to the Women In Jazz Facebook page. This page has proved to be a great way to connect to music fans and even musicians I'll be interviewing for the book. The much maligned "timeline" format is actually a nice, visually pleasing way to share photos, videos, and other content related to the project.

In August, I interviewed drummer and composer Terri Lyne Carrington and the great Brazilian pianist and singer Eliane Elias for the book. Both interviews were fascinating. I was also lucky enough to be able to speak with saxophonist Jessy J and flutist Cheryl Pyle for the book. Next up, I'll be interviewing cellist Nioka Workman. More interviews are in the works, so stay tuned.
(Pianist Eliane Elias)

The Girls in the Band, a new documentary about the history of women in jazz music directed by Judy Chaikin, is out and currently touring film festivals across the U.S. The trailer looks great, and an article about the film appears in the September issue of JazzTimes magazine. If this film comes to your city, you don't want to miss it.

The film is not connected to by book project, by the way :) It is yet another welcome look at the history of jazz music from a fresh perspective.

Thanks everyone for the continued support.