CHICAGO JAZZ MAGZINE
JANUARY 2020 | Vol 20 No 01
By Sabina L. Lilly
Time flies when you’re into jazz! In case you missed any of the “10 Questions” columns from 2019, here’s a chance to catch up before 2020 is in full, ahem, swing. Below is each artist’s answer to a question we love to ask every time, along with a link to the full column as it was originally published.
Chicago Jazz Magazine sincerely hopes you enjoy reading the recap as much as we enjoyed putting it together. We wish you all the very best in 2020!
Chicago Jazz Magazine: Was there a specific recording, performance, or moment that first ignited your interest in jazz?
I’m lucky to have an older brother, Grady, who has always been a voracious music listener. He was in to all sorts of music—indie rock, hip-hop, ska, electronic music—but also jazz. At the time that I started playing drums, he was listening to John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Charlie Parker, as well as some of the ’90s swing revival stuff like Royal Crown Revue and Squirrel Nut Zippers. Listening to and playing jazz seemed...
Photo Credit Tosin Otabor
THE FUTURE IS NOW
Zakiya Powell is rooted as part of Chicago’s jazz landscape. Her influence expands as the artists she manages gain national and international acclaim. She manages vibraphonist Joel Ross, who has become a breakout jazz star, and Junius Paul, who has established himself as a first-call electric and acoustic bassist on the...