Sean Conly

Tales Episode 14: Julia Blenzig

Spotlight Welcome to Tales from the Jazz Side first spotlight addition! This new segment features young musicians as they start their musical journey, creating their own stories to be passed on. Tales will be coming from singer-songwriter, Julia Blenzig. I met Julia about 3 months after she was born. She is the daughter of pianist, composer, arranger,…

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Tales 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 Episode 10: Pheeroan akLaff

From his collaborations with the late poet Amir Baraka in the Blue Ark Ensemble, through his voluminous work as a sideman to Anthony Davis, Oliver Lake, Henry Threadgill, Yosuke Yamashita, Mal Waldron, Geri Allen, Don Byron just some of the names you will find in his biography; Pheeroan clearly adds his special flavor bringing to…

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Tales Episode 03: Willard Dyson

In keeping true to my celebration of 20 years with Michael, this month’s Tales from the Jazz Side guest is one of my hanging buddies while I’m out on the road with the Franks band. It’s true when they say that you can learn a lot about a person from what they do in their…

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