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Backstage at the hi hat

Aug 25, 2021

Theron and Tom sit down to talk about the annual Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival, which takes place this year in Akron, Cleveland and online from August 26 through August 28.

Live performances will take place on August 28 with Hubb’s Groove and Pieces of a Dream performing at the Akron Civic Theater at 8 p.m. (click...

Jul 21, 2021

Theron and Tom are backstage with Philip Clark, a music journalist and author of Dave Brubeck - A Life in Time, which was selected by BBC Magazine as one of the 20 best books on music in 2020. 

Dave Brubeck remains a paradoxical figure in that he brought a sophisticated, often classically-inspired approach to jazz that...

Jun 16, 2021

Theron and Tom are backstage with guitarist Dan Wilson to talk about his musical career, his new album Vessels of Wood and Earth, the brilliance of Coming to America and more.

The episode concludes with a performance of Be Nimble from Dan’s album Balancing Act.

Growing up in Akron, Dan Wilson spent the majority of his...

Jun 9, 2021

Theron and Tom hang out backstage with saxophone player Nathan-Paul Davis, talking about his music career, influences, writing, and his latest album, Aquarius Lofi DEEZY, which features beats by HR3.

The episode includes a performance of Day 21, featuring HR3 and Joey Skoch, from Aquarius Lofi DEEZY.


Jun 2, 2021

Theron and Tom are kicking it backstage with vocalist Evelyn Wright, drummer Robert Hubbard Jr., and performer Reggie Kelly, talking about the soul of the Northeast Ohio sound, influential musicians from the area, how Gospel musicians express themselves through jazz, and the importance of not taking your art for granted...