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Are We Here Yet Podcast

Jan 27, 2022

Drummer Jack DeJohnette returns to the Jazz Room to talk about his project.” Made in Chicago” He and his band have created their own musical sound and language to communicate with each other to make something fascinating. In Part 1 of our interview he talks about the development of this project and the AACM the...

Jan 27, 2022

Our guest Melinda Moulton is CEO of Main St. Landing, a development company that has been a pioneer on the Burlington, VT waterfront for more than 30 years. Along with her Co-founder Lisa Steele, Melinda was at he forefront of re-defining the city's relationship to its waterfront, at the time a decaying port that in...

Jan 20, 2022

We continue with our interview with Singer/Bassist , Carlene Ray. This time she tells us about her work with the Alvin Ailey Dance. Then we move on to her work with R&B singer Ruth Brown. 

Jan 20, 2022

Our guest this week is Soudie Tahmassebipour, the executive director of the Wachusett Area Social Justice Alliance. 

Soudie and her team are one year into their home grown response to the social strife evident in our region, writ locally against a backdrop of an unstable national social fabric. 

What began as a response...

Jan 14, 2022

We start the first in a 2 part interview with Singer/Bassist Carlene Ray.

Now 85 years old, Carlene tells about her rich career in Jazz . We start with her early work with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, an all female big band that existed from 1933-1955.We move from there to her work helping Mary Lou Williams...