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Talking with KUSP’s MC Brett Taylor (Interview)

Talking with KUSP’s MC Brett Taylor (Interview)

admin September 17, 2014 Comments Off

The Monterey Jazz Festival begins tomorrow night and as we have for decades, KUSP will broadcast many of the performances live. Brett Taylor Returns as one of the voices presenting that broadcast. He says

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Brian Blade, Danilo Perez and John Patitucci: The KUSP Interview

Brian Blade, Danilo Perez and John Patitucci: The KUSP Interview

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 22, 2013 0

The three members of Wayne Shorter‘s quartet – drummer Brian Blade, pianist Danilo Pérez and bassist John Patitucci – spoke to KUSP’s Geo Warner and Brett Taylor following the group’s electric performance on the

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INTERVIEW: Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas Quintet Score Big with Wayne Shorter Composition

INTERVIEW: Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas Quintet Score Big with Wayne Shorter Composition

admin September 21, 2013 0

Wayne Shorter composed a suite called “Sound Prints” for this fifty-sixth Monterey Jazz Festival. Rather than performing it himself, Shorter asked saxophonist Joe Lovano (the MJF Artist-in-Residence) and trumpeter Dave Douglas (the MJF Showcase

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Omara, Eliades, Papi and the Gang Rock the House

Omara, Eliades, Papi and the Gang Rock the House

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 20, 2013 0

The latest iteration of the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club – first brought to the wider world’s attention by the Ry Cooder-produced album and documentary film in 1997, when they were already pretty old

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Tales of The Sturgeon

Tales of The Sturgeon

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 20, 2013 0

Esperanza Spalding greets KUSP’s Brett Taylor outside the Sturgeon in 2012. Photo: Steve Laufer | KUSP KUSP’s live broadcasts from the Monterey Jazz Festival have been directed from the idiosyncratic Sturgeon for the last

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Esperanza Spalding at Monterey Jazz: the KUSP Interview <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Esperanza Spalding at Monterey Jazz: the KUSP Interview
(2012 MJF Archive)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 23, 2012 0

Interview by Brett Taylor and Geo Warner | KUSP – Esperanza Spalding spoke with KUSP’s Brett Taylor and Geo Warner following her performance on the arena stage about a wide range of topics, including

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Tony Bennett At Monterey Jazz Festival: the KUSP Interview <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Tony Bennett At Monterey Jazz Festival: the KUSP Interview
(2012 MJF Archive)

admin September 23, 2012 0

After topping the Saturday night line-up on the arena stage with a blockbuster show, Tony Bennett stopped to talk with KUSP’s Brett Taylor about the mutual love he shares with the Monterey Jazz Festival

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