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Category: Jazz

Byron Stripling discusses his preparation to be a professional musician

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Polyphonic’s OnCampus TV host Kelly Kasle interviewed jazz trumpeter Byron Stripling before his concert in Rochester, NY. They talk about his career as a musician, artistic director, and actor and different lessons he learned from his experiences. Watch to hear some great advice from this fun and amazing performer.

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Robi Botos - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Robi Botos about his early jazz influences, writing new music, and meeting Oscar Peterson. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Orlando le Fleming Trio - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with the Orlando le Fleming trio about playing Jazz in a church, what’s on their iPods, and the differences between Jazz in Europe and in the United States. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Mark Iacona - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Mark Iacona about his role with the Xerox Rochester International Jazz festival and the importance of the Eastman Jazz Scholarship. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Jaleel Shaw - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Jaleel Shaw about working with Roy Haynes and his musical influences. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Levi Saelua - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with rising star Levi Saelua about his years at Eastman and his plans for the future. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Jean Michel Pilc - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Jean Michel Pilc about creating music and how his music has changed over time. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Teagan and the Tweeds - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Teagan and the Tweeds about their career as local musicians and how they write music. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Taurey Butler - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Taurey Butler about switching from becoming an engineer to becoming a musician. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Tom Marcello - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Tom Marcello about being a manager in the music industry. Tom talks about how being a manager is a way to stay connected with musicians without playing and important daily tasks. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Mario Abney - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Mario Abney about being a musician in New Orleans and being on the show Treme playing himself. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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David Belasco - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with David Belasco about Jazz on the Pond and the importance of supporting young musicians. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Shane Endsley - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Shane Endsley from Kneebody about balancing life as a dad and a professional musician and about his time at the Eastman School of Music. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Stefon Harris - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Stefon Harris about his recent project 90 Miles and how his music education led him into jazz. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Clay Jenkins - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Clay Jenkins about his early career and being a teacher at the Eastman School of Music. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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Rich Thompson - XRIJF 2012

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Derrick Lucas from WGMC Jazz 90.1 spoke with Rich Thompson about his new album entitled “Generations.” Rich spoke about what he is looking for in a drummer and some of his inspirations. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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