Mike Stern

Tales from the Jazz Side with Lionel Cordew, episode #20

This month’s Tales will be coming from drummer, bassist, guitarist, composer  Lionel Cordew.   My guest this month is another accomplished player that I have had the honor to work with while out on the Michael Franks tour. One of the first impressions you may get when first meeting Lionel Cordew is his open and easy…

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Episode 20: Lionel Cordew

Tales with drummer, bassist, guitarist, composer  Lionel Cordew My guest this month is another accomplished player that I have had the honor to work with while out on the Michael Franks tour.One of the first impressions you may get when first meeting Lionel Cordew is his open and easy going manner, his willingness to cooperate…

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Tales from the Jazz Side with Charles Blenzig episode #13

This month’s Tales will be coming from pianist, composer, arranger and teacher Charles Blenzig. All good things come to those who wait. And wait I did until finally everything lined up and voilà, I now present to you the interview with my road buddy, my friend, Charles Blenzig. You ask, how come that was so hard to…

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Episode 13: Charles Blenzig

All good things come to those who wait. And wait I did until finally everything lined up and voilà, I now present to you the interview with my road buddy, my friend, Charles Blenzig. You ask, how come that was so hard to do, don’t you guys tour together? The answer is yes we do,…

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Tales from the Jazz Side with Jay Anderson, episode #2

This month’s Tales will be coming from bassist, composer Jay Anderson.   “Jay Anderson is bedrock, unfailingly solid and dependable, with amazing ability as a soloist and a capacity for rhythmic interplay. He isn’t just a functional bass player. He’s always part of the ensemble while driving it forward.” Ted Panken Jay Anderson bio on All About…

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Episode 02: Jay Anderson

Jay Anderson bio on All About Jazz starts off with “Bassist/composer Jay Anderson is among the most versatile and respected jazz artists performing today.” Whenever we read reviews or comments about artists’ ability, sometime we come away with the feeling that the words were embellished to create the sensational that so often is a part…

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