The Journey - Jazz and Classical Podcast
World travel. Engagements with top orchestras. Headline runs at the most famous clubs. How does one become a professional pianist?
The Journey features Growth stories and moving music by jazz and classical piano’s next generation.
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EPISODE 12: WINNING TIME!
EPISODE 11: DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER & KURT ELLING
EPISODE 10: COLLABORATION--STRINGS ATTACHED
In this episode we explore the pairing of piano and string players through two such collaborations: on the classical side we talk with 2017 American Pianists Awards finalist Henry Kramer and violist Matthew Lipman, much-lauded as a soloist. The pair recently released the world-premiere recording of the newly discovered Impromptu by Dmitri Shostakovich
From the jazz world we explore how the genre-busting, Grammy-winning string group Turtle Island Quartet collaborates with renowned jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut.
EPISODE 9: SINGING WITH SULLIVAN FORTNER
EPISODE 8: AWARDS PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
EPISODE 7: IMPROVISING WITH EMMET COHEN
EPISODE 6: DAVE MEDER
Episode six of The Journey features 2019 American Pianists Awards finalist Dave Meder.
EPISODE 4: BLUES & MORE WITH BILLY TEST
"Mulgrew Miller was like Midas--everything he touched was gold."
EPISODE 3: KENNY BANKS JR. BRINGS IT
"My first instrument growing up--how I related to music--was the pots and pans."
EPISODE 2: LET'S HEAR IT FOR KEELAN DIMICK!
"My sister would work on classical pieces with her teacher and after she would get up from the bench, I would sit down and pick out by ear Für Elise just in the right hand. I was about three or four."
EPISODE 1: WHO WANTS TO WIN $100,000?
Kicking off The Journey with an introduction to the five finalists for the 2019 American Pianists Awards competing for the prestigious Cole Porter Fellowship, given every four years to an American jazz pianist at the conclusion of a unique 13-month competition process.
The winner will receive a prize valued over $100,000 including cash, two years of career assistance, a winner's media and performance tour, and a recording contract with Mack Avenue Records.
Coming soon: a look at what winning a competition means, a musician's life on the road and more!
THE JOURNEY is underwritten by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, as it continues Mr. Clowes’ legacy and philanthropy in promoting and preserving arts and humanities in Indianapolis. We thank them for their support.