Our webmaster, Jason Crane, hosts a podcast called The Jazz Session on which he interviews a different jazz musician each week. Today is the show’s 500th episode, and his guest is Sheila Jordan. In this interview, Sheila talks about how a nickel changed her life; her early years on 52nd Street with Charlie Parker; her work with Steve Swallow and the poetry of Robert Creeley; her approach to ballads and teaching; and more. You can listen to the episode here.
And if you’d like to hear Sheila Jordan in person, she’s playing with the Yoko Miwa Trio at The Mad Monkfish this Friday, December 6, at 7 pm and 9 pm. The 7 pm show is sold out, but there are still some tickets available for the 9 pm show. If you’d like to take a vocal master class with Sheila, she’s teaching one on Saturday, December 7, also at the Monkfish. More information is here.