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The Cool Toddcast - All about jazz.

Author: Todd Coolman

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All things jazz. Produced by acclaimed Grammy Award winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman, a variety of subjects related to jazz will be discussed. With over 45 years experience as a jazz musician and educator, Todd will share insider perspectives pertaining to jazz performance, road life, stories about jazz musicians and notable events, jazz improvisation, jazz education, jazz history, jazz criticism and just about anything. Questions provided by listeners will be addressed by Todd and he will also conduct interviews of today's leading jazz artists.
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Using a model I have incorporated for practicing playing a musical instrument, parallels are drawn to illustrate how this method can apply to almost any human endeavor.
Dave reveals things he learned working in the bands of Elvin Jones and Miles Davis, as well as discussing his involvement in jazz education. He also articulates the reasons for why he chose the path he has been on and continues to forge.
Renee describes her activities during the recent 15 month shutdown, and what she is now doing now that things are beginning to open up. She is a very busy and active individual in today's jazz scene!
Tammy reveals the many facets of what music therapy entails and relates a variety of her experiences in the field. Additionally she discusses her podcast, "The Creative Peacemeal Podcast" that deals with arts and creativity advocacy.
Jim discusses his evolution as a Grammy nominated composer and delves into aspects of his creative process.
Todd Coolman recounts an incident that occurred during a performance he participated in. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned.
Dena and I discuss her decision to move out of New York and over to Austria back in 2006 and what has transpired for her since that time. She has an interesting story!
Listeners email me questions about anything pertaining to jazz at: cooltoddcast@gmail.com Occasionally, I select questions from all that are submitted and answer them on my show. Have a listen and see what is on the minds of my listeners.
Mike talks about his performing experiences, his Disability Pride Parade, and his soon to be released recording.
A Conversation with trumpet player Jon Faddis.
A conversation with three-time Grammy Award winner, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington.
A conversation with pianist Hal Galper.
The Jazz Dance Suites. A collaboration between saxophonist and composer Charles McPherson and the San Diego Ballet. A discussion with Charles McPherson, Lynn Sundfor-McPherson and Camille McPherson about the process of putting this production together.
From an array of questions that listeners to this podcast have emailed me, I have chosen a few to answer in this episode. The questions are really good, and I hope the answers are as well!
Ron Carter discusses aspects of his career, the current pandemic, thoughts on music education, and offers interesting insights on the ways recorded music has been presented over the years.
Bill Charlap discusses his career as a jazz pianist and offers acute insights into the American Popular Song. 
A conversation with the legendary jazz educator and NEA Jazz Master, Jamey Aebersold.
Todd Coolman recounts the experience of being the bassist for the Horace Silver Quintet for two years.
This is the first episode of The Cool Toddcast, about all things jazz. In this episode, I am the subject of a  recent interview by Shout Radio, a show in The United Kingdom that boasts 200,000 listeners worldwide. It will provide you with an overview on my 45 year career in the jazz performance and education fields. I’ll play this short interview  to provide you with some background on my experiences in the jazz world, and I’ll also let you how to submit your questions to me and enter a contest to win free stuff!
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