Sue Raney Interview

Sue Raney has long been one of my most favorite singers & people. I have collected & enjoyed each & every one of her recordings & her new release "LISTEN HERE" is no exception but it is exceptionally great. Sue teams up once again with pianist-arranger Alan Broadbent in this duo recording.
Sue continues her individualistic style of story telling with feeling & sensitivity.
One of my favorite but lesser know Sinatra hits is included here-There Used To Be A Ballpark Here written by Joe Raposo & it's as much about life itself as it is about baseball parks. Sue's husband Carmen Fanzone plays the flugelhorn & played with the Redsox & the Cubs. Years ago they recorded "Baseball" with the Bob Florence Group in Ridin' High.
In this interview you will understand my affection for this great artist whose voice has remained beautiful over the years & I strongly recommend you do as I have & LISTEN HERE.

 

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Norm Drubner Interview

Norm Drubner is, for us, a newly discovered singer that has released his new CD-YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG. Its full of standards performed in a fresh simple yet pleasing sound that will make you feel so young-again.


Norm was a lawyer turned singer who now inspires all of us would be singers to follow their dream while there is still time.
Enjoy the interview, and Enjoy the music!

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Nikki Yanofsky Interview

Check out my interview with Nikki Yanofsky, an outstanding jazz vocalist!  

Her performances are rocketing up the charts and when you listen, you'll know why!

A little about Nikki, from her website...

Nikki Yanofsky is a 16-year-old musical prodigy.  Since her debut at the 2006 Montreal International Jazz Festival, where she won the hearts of the 100,000+ audience, Nikki has never looked back.  She was the youngest singer ever on a Verve Records release when she recorded “Airmail Special” for the Ella Fitzgerald tribute album, We All Love Ella:  Celebrating the First Lady of Song, alongside such musical luminaries as Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Krall and Natalie Cole. 

 

Nikki Yanofsky Interview

Interview with Carol Welsman on this Thanksgiving Eve

Hope all of you are enjoying the runup to Thanksgiving!

Today I had the great pleasure to share a few moments with Carol Weisman, who has a new CD, titled "I Like Men- Reflections of Peggy Lee." 

I'm sure you'll love this interview. Enjoy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

Carol Welsman Interview

Dennis Bono Interview

Dennis Bono is a fabulous interpreter of the Great American Songbook. 

He is also the host of the very popular "Las Vegas Now" on 104.3 KJUL, on Friday evenings at 7pm Pacific time.

His new release, Thinking of You is not to be missed.

I know you will enjoy this interview with one of Sinatra's favorite young singers.

Dennis Bono Interview

Laura Wolfe Interview !

Check out an outstanding interview with the great Laura Wolfe.  She is really considered a triple threat, combining her dancing, singing and acting. Was really a pleasure to spend some time with her recently, and to share this great interview with you! You can see her website here!

Laura Wolfe Interview

See My Television Shows

  

 Be sure and see my Jazz Shows on HEC-TV.org.   Our third episode is now Live!  You can view this new show, and all previous episodes online or, if you are located in the St. Louis, Missouri area, you can watch on HEC-TV, on your cable television.  I really enjoy putting these shows together, and you can watch and listen to some great jazz and great perspectives on Jazz.

Christmas Jazz on our Latest Show- Listen Now

Check out our latest Streaming Jazz show on Live365.  We are featuring many songs to get you in the holiday spirit. On this show, we feature a song from Tim Green, great Jazz pianist, from his newly released CD Change of Seasons- Tim Green and Trio Cambia. We're sure you will love our latest show! I'm Don Wolff and I Love Jazz!

Celebrating End of May

Our show this week celebrates the end of May and a June night. We have an extended Classical jazz segment along with tributes to The King Of Swing-Benny Goodman & Paul Desmond on the anniversary of their birth. Many new releases are again the highlight of the show and our artist of the week is Barbara Rosene (pictured). We had the pleasure of meeting Barbara at the birthday party for Mat & Rachel Domber in New York last weekend. We invite your comments. I Love Jazz Don Wolff

Celebrating Memorial Day with Jazz

On this week's show we pay tribute to our MEMORIAL DAY holiday in a musical sort of way. We also introduce new releases including the wonderful previously unreleased Duke Ellington -NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Gene Bertoncini has an outstanding new release-CONCERTI. My favorite female jazz small group is Five Play & their new release on Arbors is outstanding. Kris Gale, Tedd Firth & Harry Allen also have wonderful new recordings. I continue to be amazed at the high quaility of Japanese women piano players and my newest find is among the best in this long tradition-Chihiro Yamanaka deserves your attention. We honor the memories of Georgie Auld, Artie Shaw,Miles Davis & Joe Pass. Enjoy the best of the best. dw

Glendale Jazz Festival Set For Friday!

I'll be emceeing the Glendale Jazz Festival this friday! Should be a great show with great performances from the St. Louis Stompers traditional Dixieland Band. Gumbohead will bring funky New Orleans and Zydeco style music too. Festival favorite Terry Thompson, the founder and producer of the event, will perform with his Swing Alive Band and its swinging brand of jazz. The band will feature vocalists Sherry Drake and Dean Christopher. Come on out and enjoy the great show!