Sarah Vaughan: I try to please the people! 1984 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer, “Lullaby of Birdland,” "April in Paris"   By Bob Andelman October 19, 1984 Sarah Vaughan sang at a lot of church and school functions before that fateful day in 1942 in Harlem at the Apollo Theater’s amateur hour. “That’s when I first got discovered. Billy Eckstine discovered me, and... Continue Reading →

1286 Jazz radio station is setting for Louie Cronin’s first novel! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Louie Cronin, novelist, "Everyone Loves You Back," former radio producer, "Car Talk"   Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Louie Cronin by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of real radio veterans who can’t believe anything categorized as a podcast ever gained... Continue Reading →

Jersey’s Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why? That’s good music! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Quincy Mumford, singer-songwriter, Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Quincy Mumford by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience in search of a Mumford to call their own… in the NEW new media capital of the world…... Continue Reading →

Remembering Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz–1983 interview!

Today's Guest: Marian McPartland, jazz pianist, NPR host     When the news reached me today than legendary jazz pianist and longtime National Public Radio host Marian McPartland has passed away, I was reminded of my time with one of many great artists who tolerated a young music writer early in my career. On October... Continue Reading →

Nat Osborn Band swings into new CD; Osborn plays live here! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Musician Nat Osborn     You can watch the exclusive Mr. Media® Interview with musician Nat Osborn of the Nat Osborn Band -- and his live performance of two songs, "Yours Always" and "Little to the Left," by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience... Continue Reading →

937 Violinist Philippe Quint takes Downtown Express to film work! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Philippe Quint, virtuoso violinist, actor, Downtown Express     Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of knuckleheads who don’t know a violin from violette… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Let me see. The last time I stopped what I was doing to listen... Continue Reading →

916 Guitarist Adam Falcon flies in to play live! VIDEO, LIVE PERFORMANCE

Today's Guest: Adam Falcon, guitarist, Bohemian 959   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Marvel Comics characters from Steve Rogers and Sam “Snap” Wilson to those colorful guys in KISS… in the NEW new media capital of the world, St. Petersburg, Florida!   In my head, the introduction to today’s show... Continue Reading →

802 Mysterious American Idol saxophonist Mindi Abair gets jazzy! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Mindi Abair, saxophonist Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience that includes Clarence “Big Man” Clemons, David Sanborn and the ghosts of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane … in the new new media capitol of the world – and birthplace of Mindi Abair! … St. Petersburg, Florida!   Part 1 of... Continue Reading →

754 Jazz pianist George Shearing remembered in 1983 Mr. Media Lost Tapes! PHONE INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: George Shearing, jazz pianist   When Sir George Shearing, the composer of “Lullabye of Birdland,” died on Valentine’s Day, 2011, we lost one of the great pianists — and gentlemen — of jazz. Born in London, in 1947 he came to the United States where he was known far and wide for his... Continue Reading →

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