Tracy Fields http://blog.wlrn.org en Leon Foster Thomas Finds His Voice http://blog.wlrn.org/post/leon-foster-thomas-finds-his-voice <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.leonfosterthomas.com/">Leon Foster Thomas</a></strong> grew up in a musical household in Trinidad but steel pan &nbsp;didn't appeal to him - at first. Ultimately the young percussionist taught himself to play&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the island's official instrument</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and found it's the best way to express himself. Sat, 18 May 2013 00:33:09 +0000 Tracy Fields 14212 at http://blog.wlrn.org Leon Foster Thomas Finds His Voice Michael Kaeshammer on life and music http://blog.wlrn.org/post/michael-kaeshammer-life-and-music <p>Born in Germany, now living in Canada, Michael Kaeshammer's got the sounds of New Orleans in his blood. &nbsp;The boogie-woogie sensation explains how focusing on <em>why </em>he plays rather than how made all the difference in his work. He also talks about splitting his pants on stage and breaking piano strings &nbsp;- not surprising, given that his performances are routinely described as fiery. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:28:48 +0000 Tracy Fields 8989 at http://blog.wlrn.org Michael Kaeshammer on life and music The Remarkable Rene Marie http://blog.wlrn.org/post/remarkable-rene-marie <p></p><p>Rene Marie's story is as compelling as her songs. She shares details of her transformation from oppressed wife to music professional, explains her devotion to assisting the homeless and more. She will perform four shows at the <strong><a href="http://www.smdcac.org/rene-marie.html">South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center</a></strong>&nbsp;Jan. 25-27.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:57:36 +0000 Tracy Fields 7942 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Remarkable Rene Marie Maceo Parker's Brand New Bag http://blog.wlrn.org/post/maceo-parkers-brand-new-bag <p></p><p>Made famous by James Brown, saxophonist Maceo Parker has built an impressive career on his own, working with artists ranging from George Clinton to Ani DiFranco.&nbsp; He talks about his start with the Godfather of Soul, discusses his years in the music business, and offers advice to musicians who would follow in his footsteps.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:20:20 +0000 Tracy Fields 5968 at http://blog.wlrn.org Maceo Parker's Brand New Bag Living His Dreams: Reuben Hoch http://blog.wlrn.org/post/living-his-dreams-reuben-hoch <p></p><p>Drummer, composer, physician, father – South Florida’s own Reuben Hoch has it all.&nbsp; Founder and leader of the Chassidic Jazz Project, a member of Zaviot and other ensembles, this busy musician talks about making it all work, why and how he does it.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:10:41 +0000 Tracy Fields 5757 at http://blog.wlrn.org Living His Dreams: Reuben Hoch Up from Down Under, it's Albare http://blog.wlrn.org/post/down-under-its-albare <p>Born in Morocco, raised in France and Israel, the guitarist and composer Albare has settled in Australia. A major presence on the jazz scene there, he's wrapping up an eastern United States tour in Miami Beach.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:30:37 +0000 Tracy Fields 5526 at http://blog.wlrn.org Up from Down Under, it's Albare A chat with jazz singer LeNard Rutledge http://blog.wlrn.org/post/chat-jazz-singer-lenard-rutledge <p>Miami-born LeNard Rutledge has been a fixture on the South Florida jazz scene for years. Here he talks about his work, his life, his family, and more.</p> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 05:15:16 +0000 Tracy Fields 4866 at http://blog.wlrn.org A chat with jazz singer LeNard Rutledge Christian Howes http://blog.wlrn.org/post/christian-howes <p></p><p>In 2011 <a href="http://christianhowes.com">Christian Howes</a> was voted first place in the Downbeat Critics Poll (“rising stars/violin”) and nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for “violinist of the year.”</p><p></p><p>Evenin' Jazz host Tracy Fields interviews Christian about his online teaching, a new CD and his appearance at <a href="http://www.artdecoweekend.com/">Art Deco Weekend</a> happening January 18 - 20, 2013.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Tracy Fields 3657 at http://blog.wlrn.org Christian Howes