Jazz Currents

Jazz Currents Thad Jones

Mar 23, 2016

In our second “Jones Brothers” episode, we hear from trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader, Thad Jones.   

It is rare that a family would have three brothers that would go on to make such a significant impact on jazz music.  We are referring to the Jones Brothers from Pontiac, Michigan.

Chicago's Von Freeman

Feb 27, 2016

Von Freeman was a major force on the Chicago jazz scene for over 70 years and is responsible for mentoring a number of musicians that went on to achieve notoriety on an international level.

Detroit native Roland Hanna, was a world renowned pianist, composer, and educator.

Detroit native Barry Harris is an internationally renowned jazz pianist, composer and teacher.