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Shep Shepherd in the Doodlin' Lounge
July 11, 2016 10:38 PM PDT
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Continuing with my tribute to 'The Nonagenarians' we have 99 year old Shep Shepherd in this episode of my Doodlin' Lounge. It seems that Shep has done it all - drummer, vibraphonist, trombonist, masterful arranger and now vocalist in front of a big band! Here's Shep with the Saddleback Big Band under the direction of Joey Sellars. Their new CD, 'Swingin' with Shep!' debuts Friday, July 15 in a celebrated concert on the campus of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA. I'm sure you will find this nonagenarian quite an inspiration...Enjoy!

Ken Nordine in the Doodlin' Lounge
July 09, 2016 07:27 PM PDT
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This marks the first in a new series that I'm producing called 'The Nonagenarians' That is, those folks who are still creating and evolving and contributing to the Arts while in their 90's. My first guest is voice talent, Ken Nordine who is now 96. He has been a personal favorite of mine ever since I can remember and it was a sheer joy to find him and be able to record a conversation. Ken came up with the phrase Word Jazz many years ago and has truly given us a most unique style and brand of the Spoken Word. I hope you enjoy

Congratulations to Dr. Lonnie Smith
June 14, 2016 09:22 AM PDT
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Lonnie has been named as one of the National Endowment for the Arts 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows and I cannot think of a more deserving musician to be honored in this way. Here's my morning congratulations to my brother-from-another-mother... to be aired on my Evening Jazz show on KCSM

Adrienne Fenemor in the Doodlin' Lounge
April 21, 2016 04:07 PM PDT
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Adrienne has come a long way in a relatively short period of time: from her homeland, New Zealand to Columbus, Ohio where she honed her Jazz Organ chops to The Big Apple where she has been showcased in any number of clubs playing and sitting-in with the likes of Joey DeFrancesco, Tony Monaco and Bobby Floyd. After several recordings that featured her stellar vocal stylings, Adrienne now comes forth with an all-instrumental CD called 'Mo Puddin' with sidemen, Peter Bernstein and Willie Jones, III. Enjoy the conversation and music of Adrienne Fenemor

Gerard Gibbs in the Doodlin' Lounge
March 04, 2016 01:51 PM PST
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Gerard Gibbs is arguably the best when it comes to reconstituting the music of Richard 'Groove' Holmes BUT let us not forget that he is a musician who, once he was established in the jazz organ tradition, moved his music forward with the help of great players like James Carter and Leonard King to position himself in the upper echelon of futuristic organ jazz. I caught-up with Gerard in St. Louis for this episode of my Doodlin' Lounge as Gerard continues to tour with James Carter and spread the word; the groove; and the lineage of jazz organ music. Dig what Gerard has to say and what he wants to play...
Photo credit: Maarten van de Ven

Jerry Weldon in the Doodlin' Lounge
January 05, 2016 04:12 PM PST
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Saxophonist Jerry Weldon has a new CD out and it's only natural that I feature it in my Doodlin'Lounge since I had been on Jerry for years to come out west and record something for my label. He showed up 'loaded for bear'! Jerry hand-picked each selection and played like there was no tomorrow. It was a real pleasure working with him and teaming him up with organist Bobby Pierce, guitarist Steve Homan and everyone's favorite drummer, Mike Clark. Always bouncing from coast to coast or weaving through our great country, Jerry Weldon is 'On the Move!'

Adam Scone in the Doodlin' Lounge
December 22, 2015 02:53 PM PST
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Adam is back at it again with a new release on Rondette Jazz and it's a goodie! Partner, Ian Hendrickson-Smith plays on all tracks with a couple of different guitarists and drummers to make this 'return to jazz' CD a solid edition to Adam's discography. With a growing family and roots growing deeper in the world of music business, Adam represents the new breed of jazz organists who will surely take this great music well into this young century. It's always a pleasure to meet-up with Adam and help spread the good word. Enjoy this last Doodlin' Lounge podcast of 2015 (photo credit pending)