Memorable In-Studio Experiences with Music Director, Kory Cook

Over fifty guests sat across from Kory Cook throughout 2014 - national and international musicians, community leaders, and local artists. Each visit brought unexpected insights into how jazz lives through people and performance.

Organ maestro and spiritual wizard of the groove Lonnie Smith visited KRTU for a live interview before his show at the Carver in January. Smith told stories on how he discovered the Hammond organ, touring across the country with Brother Jack McDuff and his appearance in the documentary film "Killer B3."

Charles Lloyd with Gerald Clayton Live from Studio B, before the duo's appearance at Laurie Auditorium in February. Urban shaman Lloyd graced us with his presence and spoke of his colorful life and the current, catatonic state of who he calls "sleepwalkers."  

Soul jazz vocalist and bandleader of the new school Jose James visited with KRTU's Kory Cook before a show in June at San Antonio's Empire Theatre. A rising star, James talked about the merge of hip-hop and jazz and what it means to him, his music and the future. Listen to Jose Jones' interview on the KRTU YouTube channel.

Dontae Winslow, trumpeter, bandleader and member of Justin Timberlake's band stopped by before his San Antonio show in June to promote his new release "Winslow Dynasty." Dontae gave us a warm welcome, with uplifting stories on coming of age in the music business and the key to his success.

Guitarist Prasanna of India is one of modern jazz's leading, progressive composers and performers. He began his interview in November with a touch of hesitancy, but it quickly blossomed into an engaging and informative discussion on the blend of traditional Carnatic Indian music with jazz.

Monday, December 1, 2014