A Link To The Masters: Wallace Roney In Conversation with CJ Shearn

Wallace Roney is a non pareil trumpeter par excellence. Since his debut on records in 1975, and being a part […]

What is smooth jazz?

Smooth jazz is a bizarre primarily American phenomenon that took root in the mid 1970’s and had it’s peak during […]

Jazz in popular culture

Jazz has had a place in popular culture for a long time.  As dormant as that period may seem currently, […]

Are bebop and hard bop that dissimilar?

Are bebop and hard bop that dissimilar? For new fans of jazz or jazz history the differences between the two […]

Lines In The Sand: Antonio Sanchez In Conversation with CJ Shearn

Antonio Sanchez has been one of the leading lights of the drum scene for 20 years, having made his debut […]

Connie Han In Conversation with CJ Shearn

Welcome to the latest edition of the New York Jazz Workshop Podcast, I’m CJ Shearn. Over the years on this […]

What are the connections between jazz and hip hop?

Jazz and hip hop are two of America’s native art forms.  Both have had immeasurable impact on the cultural fabric […]

Remembering Roy Hargrove (1969-2018) by CJ Shearn

The jazz world is mourning the all too soon loss of the great trumpeter Roy Hargrove (Oct 18, 1969-November 3, […]

What has jazz innovated since the decade of the 1980’s?

What has jazz innovated since the decade of the 1980’s? Back in July when legendary drummer Lenny White interviewed for […]

Where jazz is now in the present era?

jazztodaypodcast Welcome to the latest edition of the New York Jazz Workshop podcast, I’m your host CJ Shearn. Today’s topic: […]

Is jazz dance able?

Is jazz dance able?  That might be a question on the minds of those who may just have gotten into […]

Were Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart jazz musicians?

Were Beethoven, Bach and Mozart jazz musicians?  That seems like a loaded and frankly ridiculous question to ask.  The answer […]