Lee Mergner

Lee’s Contributions

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11/06/12    In Person

Darcy James Argue: Creating his Secret Society

Video interview with the composer, arranger and bandleader taped at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival

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11/04/12    In Person

John Ellis: Music in Play

Video interview with the saxophonist and bandleader taped at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival

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11/03/12    In Person

Theo Bleckmann on Kate Bush, the Claudia Quintet and Singing with Other Singers

Video interview with the unique vocalist taped at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival

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11/02/12    In Person

Linda Oh on Dave Douglas, Wayne Shorter, her First Paid Gig and More

Video interview with the bassist/bandleader from the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival

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11/01/12    In Person

Joe Lovano on the Music of Wayne Shorter & More

Video interview with the acclaimed saxophonist and bandleader taped at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival

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09/09/12    In Person

Christian McBride on Mentoring, Big Bands and Miles on TV

Video interview with the bassist/bandleader from the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival

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07/29/12    In Person

Jay Leonhart: The Bass Lesson, Tulips & Jazz

In video interviews from the Jazz Cruise 2012, noted bassist talks about his early musical development, his creation of “The Bass Lesson” and his new project about tulips, yes, tulips

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07/15/12    In Person

Wycliffe Gordon: Sing It First!

In video interviews from the Jazz Cruise 2012, the trombonist talks about his early musical development, his approach to teaching jazz and the power of Louis Armstrong

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07/09/12    In Person

Randy Brecker: Reuniting the Brecker Brothers Band

In video interview from the Jazz Cruise 2012, the trumpeter talks about the genesis of the seminal jazz fusion group as well as why he decided to bring the band back together

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03/26/12    Tangents

Ken Peplowski: House Music Hunting

Clarinetist and saxophonist launches initiative to do house concerts playing jazz and beyond. He calls it KP's House Party.

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03/22/12    In Person

Kurt Elling: Straight Ahead

In video interviews from the Jazz Cruise 2012, the vocalist talks about his early musical development, his many upcoming projects and his experiences on the cruise

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03/15/12    In Person

Jeff Hamilton: Recapturing the Red Sparkle

In video interviews from the Jazz Cruise 2012, the drummer talks about his early musical development, the latest project from his trio and his experiences on the cruise

02/27/12    In Person

Don Braden: Learning to Listen

In video interviews from the Jazz Cruise 2012, saxophonist talks about his early musical development, his involvement with the Litchfield Jazz Camp and the importance of listening

02/20/12    In Person

Michael Lazaroff: The Man behind the Curtain on the Jazz Cruise

In video interviews from the Jazz Cruise 2012, the executive director of Entertainment Cruise Productions talks about how the Jazz Cruise was created and how he approaches the programming and marketing of that cruise and the other music cruises they organize...

02/14/12    In Person

Laurence Hobgood: The Spirit of Collaboration

In video interviews from the Jazz Cruise 2012, pianist talks about his early musical development, the importance of collaboration and his POEMJAZZ project with poet Robert Pinsky

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01/22/12    In Person

Michel Camilo: The Rhythm is the Thing

Video interview with the pianist who talks about playing with his new trio, solo and with large ensembles.

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