Salon Sessions

Sunday 12am - 1am

Hosted by Sheila Anderson

It's up close and personal interactions with a variety of musicians and public figures who love jazz. 

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Drummer Alvester Garnett has worked with Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter and Cyrus Chestnut, among others: Hear him on Ella: Accentuate the Positive, a new Ella Fitzgerald tribute album by his wife, violinist Regina Carter. 

He recently sat down with Sheila Anderson to discuss his years in the Malden Diplomats Drum and Bugle Corp in Boston, and how he learned to tap dance and play piano before the drums.


New Orleans has a long lineage of great piano players. Jelly Roll Morton, Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, and many more. Such a rich history of culture and music in the Crescent City is bound to leave a prominent imprint on the impressionable youth who hope to follow in their foot steps. Composer, pianist, and vocalist Davell Crawford was one of those kids. 

SiriusXM host Mark Thompson plays John Coltrane's "Alabama" at the end of every broadcast of his radio program, Make It Plain. Coltrane wrote and composed this song in 1963 in response to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that claimed the lives of four girls in Birmingham, Alabama.