Is acid jazz a valid style of jazz?

Is acid jazz a valid style of jazz?  In the late 1980’s and early to mid 1990’s in the UK, […]

New York Jazz Workshop in Conversation with Wallace Roney Part 2

Part 1 of my podcast was so insightful that he came back at my request for a second interview.  We […]

Where did jazz head in the 1970’s?

Where did jazz head in the 1970’s? The  music expanded texturally and technologically as it moved away from the swing, […]

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 […]