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 […]

Vic Juris

Vic Juris has been one of the top guitarists on the scene for decades. Truly a guitarists’ guitarist, he paid his dues playing with such notables as saxophonist Dave Liebman, and organist Don Patterson. Juris was born in Jersey City, […]