What qualifies as a jazz festival?

Jazz is a fairly fluid term these days, characterizing music that centers around improvisation as a key element.  Many people […]

A quick look at the the great bassist Jaco Pastorius

Thirty one years ago, Jaco Pastorius tragically left this planet. His innovations to the bass have been so ingrained into […]

Not So Standard Methodology: Brian Kastan in Conversation with CJ Shearn

In addition to featuring the greatest names in this music I also give space to up and comers on the […]

Manifesto Of A Bad Hombre: Antonio Sanchez In Conversation with CJ Shearn

AntonioSanchezpodcast Welcome to the latest edition of the New York Jazz Workshop podcast ladies and gentleman, I’m your host CJ […]

Strykin’ Ahead: Dave Stryker In Conversation with CJ Shearn

davestrykerpodcast Guitarist Dave Stryker has been striking ahead as one of the best jazz guitarists on the scene for over […]

An Appreciation of the Pat Metheny Group’s “Still Life (Talking)” Thirty years on by CJ Shearn

Pat Metheny: acoustic and electric guitars, guitar synthesizers; Lyle Mays: piano, keyboards; Steve Rodby: acoustic and electric basses; Paul Wertico: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]