Giant Steps by Ron Wynn October/November Part 2

Side II – Interactions/interviews
A. Reuben Jackson interview
Radio host, acclaimed poet, and longtime Duke Ellington curator Reuben Jackson is another among many wonderful friends acquired through Facebook. That is how I found out about his fantastic show “Friday Night Jazz,” which as we said earlier is now sadly in its final weeks. But through April […]

By |November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

VIDEO: From the TJBS Great Albums Concert, “Ella and Louis”

From the TJBS Great Albums Concert, “Ella and Louis” September 14, 2016. Featuring Sandra Dudley & Kevin Whalum (vocals), Rod McGaha (trumpet), Bruce Dudley (piano), Andy Reiss (guitar), John Birdsong (bass), and Duffy Jackson (drums).

By |November 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn, October/November Edition Part 1

A. Introduction

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, the holidays are usually a time for family gatherings, revival and reflection. It has been wonderful for me to revive this column for the Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society, and doing it has also provided me with a renewed appreciation for and interest in a host […]

By |November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn Sept 2017 Jazz & Blues Reviews

Jazz and Blues Reviews
Spotlight Review

Dave Pomeroy
“Angel in the Ashes”

Bass ace Dave Pomeroy not only been a prolific and versatile player (more than 500 recorded appearances in multiple genres), he’s also a noted writer and a longtime union advocate. But his first love has always been playing, and he demonstrates impressive technical acumen and idiomatic […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn September Edition Part 2

Interactions: Interviews with national and local jazz and blues artists and writers

A. Willard Jenkins -WPFW-FM/Editor/contributor Open Sky.

Willard Jenkins does so many things we could devote an entire column just to his various activities. He’s among other things an independent arts consultant, concerts and festivals artistic director/curator, producer, writer and editor under his Open Sky banner. […]

By |November 1st, 2017|0 Comments