Interview In 1992, I was performing extensively under the stage name Jimmy Ross through Orange and Los Angeles Counties as a solo pianist/vocalist entertainer and occasionally in jazz trio and quartet settings. I had just started a double emphasis graduate program in piano and vocal performance at California State University. I was performing two nights a week across the street from where Diana Krall was performing, right around the time she began working with Jimmy Rowles and her career started to take off. It was my last year of performing stride and ragtime at Coke Corner at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, and I was beginning to focus on performing more in a West Coast Cool Jazz ( continue reading... )
Episode 303 Mar 9th 2014
Talking about one of the greats of guitar this week in that of Al Viola, a man who has performed on countless albums and alone produced some fantastic lounge tunes on the guitar. I will tell you about the return of a comic that I think may have made me the man I am today and it may just have made you. There’s the world of swank gig guide, some brand new music and a very cool mid mod architecture book you need to check out.