Lee Mergner

Lee’s Contributions


05/19/16    Features

Jazz's Funniest Musicians

Bits & beats


02/20/16    In Person

Benny Green: With Respect to the Elders

Video interview with the pianist who discusses Cedar Walton, Mulgrew Miller and his own approach to composing


07/12/15    JT Notes

JT Notes: Behind the Music

Lee Mergner pays tribute to the late Bruce Lundvall


02/22/15    In Person

Lewis Nash: Driving Force for Music and Education

In a video interview from the Jazz Cruise 2014, the noted jazz drummer talks about his early musical development, his work with Betty Carter, Cedar Walton and Mulgrew Miller and the creation of The Nash, an education and performing arts center named in his...


02/07/15    In Person

Ryan Keberle: Getting Into the Zone

Video interview with the trombonist during the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival


01/24/15    In Person

Kendrick Scott: Creating a Body of Work

Video interview with the drummer and bandleader during the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival


01/22/15    In Person

Helen Sung: Connected to Monk, Mingus and the Masters

Video interview with the pianist during the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival


01/21/15    In Person

Dan Tepfer on Learning & Teaching Jazz, Lee Konitz, the Goldberg Variations & More

Video interview with pianist during the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival


09/20/14    In Person

Tim Jackson of the Monterey Jazz Festival Connects Past, Present & Future

Video interview with the artistic director of the prestigious jazz festival


03/16/14    In Person

Willie Jones III: Moving the Music Forward

In a video interview from The Jazz Cruise 2014, the drummer and bandleader discusses his education, mentors and label WJIII Records. Jones talks about Billy Higgins, Max Roach, Cedar Walton and other important influences in his life.


02/13/14    Features

The Kennedy Center's Surreal Herbie Hancock Tribute

A strange maiden voyage


11/12/13    Concerts

Exit 0 International Jazz Festival: In the Spirit

JT publisher Lee Mergner reports from festival in Cape May, N.J.


10/13/13    In Person

Michel Camilo on George Wein & the Newport Jazz Festival

Video interview with the pianist and bandleader taped at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival

10/08/13    In Person

Mary Halvorson: Leading by Example

Video interview with the composer, guitarist and bandleader taped at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival


08/23/13    Books

Walk Tall:The Music & Life Of Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
Cary Ginell

The saxophonist and bandleader Cannonball Adderley was not only an important and influential figure in the evolution of postbop and soul jazz, he was also by most accounts a man with a message and a personality who was generally beloved by his fellow musicians...

05/24/13    Features

The Jazz Cruise: Beyond the Sea

Community, camaraderie and a non-stop program of top-flight jazz

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