Sep 26, 2017
On this final installment of the Mob Town Tour series, we visit Detroit, Cleveland and Toledo.
In our first Mob Town episode we talked to Irv Williams, who at 98 years old, is still performing every week in his community. In our second, we talked to Dave Jemilo, the club owner from Chicago who has helped to shape...
Sep 19, 2017
On this third installment of the Mob Town Tour series of episodes, we explore the Milwaukee jazz scene. I’ve always been interested in the Milwaukee players and sound, going back to when I was a young musician coming up in Madison.
Here I talk to pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Jeff Hamann and pianist Mark Davis, and...
Sep 12, 2017
On week two of the Mob Town Tour series of podcasts, we explore the Green Mill in Chicago. One of the greatest jazz clubs in the world. It’s a kind of jazz unicorn. A joint that walks the line and manages to serve the community at large and the musicians too.
You’d think this would be normal, but it’s not. It’s...
Sep 5, 2017
The first in a series of road documentaries capturing our journey, some conversations about it and what it means. Notably it features an in depth conversation with Minneapolis based jazz saxophone player Irv Williams, the oldest working jazz musician alive.