Listenin' With Lenny (Interview)

By Lenny Mazel for the Pikes Peak Jazz Notes Newsletter, January 2011. www.ppjass.org 

With no prior knowledge of what is being heard, a local jazz artist comments on musical selections chosen by 25-year veteran of jazz radio Lenny Mazel…

Vipassana and Jazz (Blog)

The completion of the 10 day Vispassana Meditation course in 2013, as taught by S. N. Goenka, has had a profound effect on my mind. It is a simple technique that contains the potential to free the practitioner from suffering…

String Theory (Interview)

By Cicily Janus for AllAboutJazz.com (November 11, 2009)

The fog has lifted off of the coast of Seattle with the rise of Origin Records. As the fisherman of jazz today, they’ve cast their nets and pulled in a catch…

Music Is The Weapon (Interview)

Local jazz luminary Ricky Sweum exits Colorado Springs on a high note 

By Bill Forman for the Independent (June, 2011)

Think of it as a pre-emptive strike. Ricky Sweum, the bright young tenor player who over the last…