Adam Rudolph in Conversation with CJ Shearn

Percussionist Adam Rudolph has been called a “pioneer of world music” by the New York Times and rightly so, for the Chicago native has thrived in a variety of musical situations. In 1977 while living in Ghana he formed the […]

Divinity Roxx in Conversation with CJ Shearn

For this edition of the podcast I bring you a discussion with bassist, songwriter and emcee Divinity Roxx. She has played in Beyonce’s band in the past decade as well as toured with Victor Wooten, and her music is an […]

Brent Wallarab in Conversation with CJ Shearn

For this edition of the podcast taped in May 2016, I interviewed trombonist and educator Brent Wallarab of Indiana University in advance of the release of Basically Baker, Volume 2 (Patois Records, 2016). The giant of jazz education David Baker, […]

Gene Ess in conversation with CJ Shearn

Gene Ess was born in Tokyo, and raised in Okinawa, Japan. At the age of 17, following growing up on an air force base, he came to the U.S. He came to prominence touring as a member of legendary drummer […]

Takeshi Asai in conversation with CJ Shearn

Hailing from Nagoya Japan, Takeshi Asai is one of New York’s busiest pianists, and a thoughtful, resourceful improviser and composer. He has a huge following in both France and his native Japan and has released 13 records on his Des […]

Tony Moreno in Conversation with CJ Shearn

Tony Moreno is a remarkable musician and human being. His brand new release Short Stories (Mayimba Jazz) is a testament to the will of the human spirit. As you will hear, the drummer lost his studio, drums, music, memorabilia from […]

David Krakauer in conversation with CJ Shearn

In this installment of the podcast I spoke with clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer who has been fusing Klezmer and jazz for over a decade. Along with John Zorn and Anthony Coleman he is at the forefront of blending Jewish influences […]

Dave Liebman in Conversation with CJ Shearn

Dave Liebman is one of the most individual, inventive saxophonists and flautists in all of jazz. Over the course of his fifty year career, Liebman has played with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Richie Beirach, McCoy Tyner and many others. He […]