Gerald Clayton – Keeping an Open Mind
iRockJazz caught Gerald Clayton in Chicago to discussed trends in Jazz, his early influences, the proper mindset for approaching Jazz today and being honest with the music by keeping an open mind.
Kenny Barron – Jazz Today is from the Head and Not the Heart
IRockJazz caught Kenny Barron in Chicago, and we discussed the trends in Modern Jazz, and how the music has taken a turn towards the intellectual technique, and away from the heart, and how that impacts the memorability of the music by the audience.
Gregory Porter- Singing it With Understanding
IRockJazz had the opportunity to interview Gregory Porter at his recent appearance at Mayne Stage, in Chicago, where he discussed his early influences, and how all his experiences in music impact his style, from formative years in the church choir where his mother was a pastor, to the stage at …
Roy Hargrove – “The Music is Flowing Through My Head All the Time”
IRockJazz caught Roy Hargrove in Chicago, and discussed how music is ever present in his thoughts, and how he will be inspired, and is thinking about music all the time…
Benny Green- Playing in the Jazz Messengers with Art Blakey
iRockJazz caught Benny Green in Chicago, in the first segment of his interview, he discusses playing in the Jazz Messengers with Art Blakey
Wynton Marsalis and Ali Jackson, Jr.
IRockJazz had the opportunity to interview Wynton Marsalis back stage at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, and we continued the discussion we began with Ali Jackson about coming up in the Jazz scene as a young musician, and the dedication needed to succeed, along with interesting insights into the Jazz …
Ali Jackson- 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival
iRockJazz had the opportunity to interview Ali Jackson back stage at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, and we discussed his musical upbringing, and philosophy of playing the music seriously. Special Thanks to 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival and its Sponsors