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TIDAL Launches Jazz Club Podcast

Jazzed Magazine • News • September 6, 2018

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Global music streaming and entertainment platform, TIDAL, is collaborating with the NYC-based not-for profit JazzReach to launch the exclusive 12-episode Jazz Club video podcast series. Hosted and produced by Hans Schuman, JazzReach’s executive and artistic director, the series features in-depth conversations and live-performance segments to introduce viewers to some of the most creative, visionary jazz artists on the world stage today and offer a glimpse into their lives, how they think, what they value, what fuels their creative process, informs their musical sensibilities and inspires their relentless pursuit of artistic self-realization.

“Jazz and the brilliant artists who make it so often live on the periphery of the national consciousness, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with TIDAL and to have the great privilege of creating engaging, informative content for the platform that’s perfectly in line and consistent with our respective organizational missions and mutual commitment to getting great sounding music into the ears, hearts and souls of as many people as possible!” says Schuman.

Podcast guests include but aren’t limited to: multi-Grammy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee, Terence Blanchard, teenage wunderkind and the first Indonesian musician to chart on the Billboard 200, Joey Alexander and one of the world’s most acclaimed saxophonists who’s worked with David Bowie, Donny McCaslin.

Shot on location at The William NYC and the Jazz Standard, the podcast’s premiere episode features Terence Blanchard, who scored the soundtrack for Spike Lee’s latest buzzed-about film, BlacKkKlansman. In the episode, Blanchard talks about his early years growing up in New Orleans, his first musical experiences and opportunities on the New York scene, touring with iconic drummer-bandleader, Art Blakey, his decades-long career as a recording artist and bandleader and composer, his longtime creative partnership with film director, Spike Lee and how he learned how to write film scores.

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