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To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them. For more from the TTBOOK team, visit us at ttbook.org.
 
This podcast is about discovering and rediscovering the music we love in common. Christopher Coleman leads this casual, track-by-track, journey through multiple genres not often covered or listened to together: from pop and R&B of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, to film, tv and video soundtracks, to 80s hip hop, to jazz, to concert music. While each episode is a path to musical discovery, they are intended as a catalyst for positive interaction, not only around the love of music itself, but also in t ...
 
Day Dream is an audio drama inspired by the life of jazz artist and composer Billy Strayhorn. It contrasts Billy’s journey, looking back on his life during a radio interview, with the journey of Andre, an aspiring jazz vocalist struggling to find his voice in today’s world.Day Dream is set in two time periods: Billy in 1965, and Andre in modern day. The 1965 time period looks at the musical genius, whom world renowned artist Duke Ellington called his “writing and arranging companion”, and th ...
 
As business owners, we experience first hand the fine line between our personal and business lives. During our conversations, we will look at simple hints and tips to create time, reduce overwhelm and help you to navigate through your journey to where you want to be. If you are looking for smarter ways to work and create space and time freedom in your day then you are in the right place.
 
Jamilia Jackson aka “Jazze Jazz” was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. She is no stranger to the beautiful mountains of this wonderful state and its performance stages. She has performed poetry for public dignitaries, participated in stage plays both in school and in the civic arenas, and occasionally she was involved in radio and television. She was also actively involved in numerous community activities throughout the Southern Range from the late 1980’s until her senior year in high ...
 
It's never too late to live your dreams! Step Up to Your Best Life Now is the podcast for ambitious men and women who are ready to unleash your dreams and step up to live them. As a Life Coach, I’ve helped 100s of people transform their lives and I’ll share with you the mindset, strategy, courage and confidence for you to create your dream lifestyle, career and relationships in a way that is energizing, fun and a fit for your values and purpose. And, you'll hear from inspiring guests who are ...
 
The Tes My Best Teacher podcast chats to celebrities about the teachers that had a lasting impact on their life and what made them so special. We also delve into other school memories, from great trips out to the behaviours that landed them in detention - and much more besides to show that, no matter what you go on to achieve in life, you never forget your school days.
 
It’s time to get authentic - without the fluff. Laura Coe - coach, author, entrepreneur, and philosophy lover - interviews successful New York Times best selling authors, Ceos, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to get honest, get specific, and go deep about what it really means to live an authentic life and have success. The Art of Authenticity is a real-world guide on navigating a life of meaning and success, despite what life throws at you.
 
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This week I play two versions of the tune that students and professional jazz players say is a ‘must learn’ if you’re going to any kind of a jazz jam. I also list other tunes that people from the Jazz World site mentioned when I asked them what tunes one *must* know. And you’ll hear great recordings of some of these tunes by the likes of Miles Davi…
 
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano! Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play with special guest, Mike Knapek. In this Jazz Piano Les…
 
When things don't go the way they're supposed to — viruses, star systems, presidents, even fish — we're often desperate to explain the chaos. In this episode, we search for order in the universe. Original Air Date: August 08, 2020 Guests: Patrik Svensson — Lulu Miller — Alexander Boxer — Margaret Wertheim — S. James Gates Jr. Interviews In This Hou…
 
Today we’re chatting with Jess Williamson, an award winning, passionate business coach and serial entrepreneur. We dive into: Jess's entrepreneurial journey with multiple businesses Changing your mind if you're not feeling passionate Integrating work and personal to create our worlds Working through strategy & mindset Setting goals that are true to…
 
You’ve been invited to an informal jam session and you want to make sure you are familiar with the tunes likely to be played or ‘called out’. Which ones do you need to know? I asked this question on a facebook site (The Jazz World) populated by jazz musicians and students. The #1 thing they said you need to know are what is called ‘rhythm changes’.…
 
Sharing of personal pronouns has become standard practice on resumes, business cards, email signatures and more. And that’s just one sign of an increasingly widespread shift in how we think about gender. So what’s next? And what would it take to actually celebrate gender freedom? To have trans joy? Original Air Date: January 15, 2022 Guests: Jules …
 
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano! Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a Key of C Major Melodic Workout. In this Jazz Piano Le…
 
Today we're talking about stepping into the new year of 2022 and what big things we want to achieve this year. We dive into: Team work in business and life What it means to play big for you Connecting with the right people Reflecting on 2021 Creating a sustainable pace for 2022 Connect with Nicole on Instagram @theartisansolutions Nicole's website:…
 
Various websites and magazines put out their ‘best of’ lists for 2021. I chose the first six that came up on Google, and also looked at the summary of the albums most played by jazz radio stations (mostly American) for the year. I listened to a bit of everything, then chose a few that interested me. And I’m presenting tracks from those albums in th…
 
The pandemic has made it clear that parents are walking a tightrope with no safety net. We talk to parents about how they want to change the system, what it's like to raise black boys in a time of racial injustice, and how we might learn from ancient cultures to improve our parenting skills. Original Air Date: May 22, 2021 Guests: Alissa Quart — Br…
 
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano! Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a Key of C Major Melodic Workout. In this Jazz Piano Le…
 
When I searched for ‘the best jazz albums of 2021’ in mid December, I found six sites that listed or ranked their favourites. Some of them were compilations of different critics or fans responses; others I don’t know how they compiled them. But what I noticed is that all the lists were dramatically different from each other—very few repetitions. I …
 
Clocks and calendars chop time into increments – minutes, hours, days, years. It’s efficient, and it helps us get to meetings on time. But when we invented artificial time, we gave up natural time, and a deep sense of connection to the larger universe. What does time feel like when you stop counting it? Original Air Date: January 04, 2020 Guests: A…
 
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano! Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play St. Thomas by Sonny Rollins. In this Jazz Piano Lesson …
 
A great variety of interesting and excellent music that I’ve downloaded sometime between 2017 and now. Some of it is what we all know as ‘jazz’, including Karryn Allison, Bill Evans Trio, Kenny Washington, Kelly Eisenhour, Billy Childs, Cunliffe Patitucci & Colaiuta. There are also two great Victoria jazz artists, singer Angela Verbrugge and trumpe…
 
What if the most unselfish thing you could do was to pursue pleasure? To look for delight? To feel joy? We make the case for the transformative power of joy, pleasure and delight. Original Air Date: October 12, 2019 Guests: Ross Gay — Kathryn Bond Stockton — Laurie Santos — Lynne Segal Interviews In This Hour: 365 Days Of Delight: A Poet's Guide To…
 
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano! Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play a Vince Guaraldi Christmas. In this Jazz Piano Lesson y…
 
This week I play Christmas and winter holiday music by some of the greatest jazz players and singers of all time. You’ll hear Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan, Arti Shaw, Toronto’s Robi Botos, Diana Krall, Dave Brubeck, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, and Earl Hines. One very unusual highlight is the legendary pianist Bill Ev…
 
Ever want to quit your job, leave the rat race behind, and head back to the land? Buy an old farmhouse or build a solar-powered home and live self-sufficiently on a few acres of your very own? Generations before you have shared that dream. The reality is more complicated. Even owning your own land is an ethical minefield. Original Air Date: Decembe…
 
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano! Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Linear Improvisation (part two). In this Jazz Piano Les…
 
Today we're talking about preparing yourself for the holiday season and saying goodbye to 2021. We dive into: Reflecting on learnings in 2021 What in your world is still in alignment What needs to say thank you, goodbye Tasks left on your list Shutting down business operations for the holidays Connect with Nicole on Instagram @theartisansolutions N…
 
A jazz fan, Peter Waddell, who says he is not a musician. He once again selects some amazing records and talks about why these particular tracks give him joy. Lots of modern recordings and two historical gems. Since he has commended me for playing on these podcasts “global giants and local joys”, I present him with a ‘local joy’—an obscure but now …
 
Have you taken time to look back over the year and celebrate your successes? To acknowledge your frustrations and disappointments, and realize that the past doesn't have to define your future? At the beginning of this year I chose a word, Celebrate, that has helped shape my mindset and energy for recognizing and celebrating, not just on holidays an…
 
Remember when reading still felt magical? When a book could sweep you off your feet into another world? It might be that the best way to find your way back the magic is through a kid’s book. We talk to authors about Wonderland, magic wands, unicorns and other children's stories that inspire. Original Air Date: May 01, 2021 Guests: Katherine Rundell…
 
In this My Best Teacher podcast, we chat to TV entertainer and Strictly Come Dancing star Rhys Stephenson about his time in school including: Learning to love drama at primary school Feeding horse on the way to school Giving up on backpacks at secondary school Wonderful teachers who still support him now The joy of dancing and achieving a hallowed …
 
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano! Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Linear Improvisation. In this Jazz Piano Lesson you wil…
 
Today we’re chatting with Jazz Kalus, a certified meditation teacher with a passion for wellbeing. We dive into: Discovering the gift of meditation Giving yourself permission for self care The benefits of meditation How to make meditation a daily habit Learning how to respond instead of react Busting myths about meditation About Jazz Kalus Jazz is …
 
A reviewer wrote about my podcast: “Larry shares the findings of his ongoing journey with enthusiasm: …..innovators and perfectors from a century of creative expression; global giants and local joys’ the old and the new’ influences on and influences by; the easy and the challenging” Wow! I love that description. This Discovering Jazz fan lives in U…
 
Whether you know it or not, your closets are filled with personal information. About your identity, your values, your personality. And every day, you wear it all right out the door for the whole world to see. Do you think about what are you saying with your clothes? Original Air Date: March 16, 2019 Guests: Angelo Bautista — Avery Trufelman — Carol…
 
Do you have a dream that it is time to make your reality? On this episode of Step Up to Your Best Life Now, Jarica Walsh shares her story of becoming an Artist, reconnecting with her Osage heritage and how her art is continuing to evolve and grow. The pandemic inspired her Hope Flags project. "The Hope Flags are an act of collective healing in resp…
 
Today we’re chatting with Shay Bianco, Founder of the Kickass Collective, a digital and IRL community. We dive into: Bringing a fresh pair of ears to a business conversation The social opportunities in community How Covid restrictions changed the community dynamic Being empowered to take action The value in finding your people About Shay Shay is th…
 
After Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue took the jazz world by storm, jazz musicians and fans expressed much excitement about what has been termed ‘modal jazz’. This is a sub-genre that uses long passages of unchanging harmony based on different scales rather than a series of chords. In this podcast I talk about the history of modal jazz, including some of…
 
We’re in the holiday season of the worst pandemic of our lives. Canceling our gatherings is the safe thing to do. But, how can we still — creatively and safely — connect with the people we love? Maybe there are some opportunities for us this year, too. Original Air Date: November 28, 2020 Guests: Priya Parker — Stanley Weintraub — Peter Reinhart — …
 
In this My Best Teacher podcast, we chat to journalist, author and broadcaster Samira Ahmed about her schools days including The memorable teachers that play a crucial role in her career success Why she was a sponge for most subjects at school Trips out on trains and eating hot dogs Teenage romances on skiing holidays Why eating apples outside scho…
 
Today we're talking about discovering your behaviours. We dive into: Reflecting on 2021 Introducing behaviours for ourselves and our team Realising your current behaviours Saying goodbye to what's no longer in alignment Connect with Nicole on Instagram @theartisansolutions Nicole's website: https://theartisans.com.au/ Join the Take Control with Nic…
 
This episode was inspired by finding three jazz magazines in a Little Library outside of jazz singer Susannah Adam’s home in Victoria, B.C. There were a bunch of articles on jazz vocalists, including one where Luciana Souza chose some recordings with ‘wordless vocals’. Some amazing stuff by the likes of Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta, and Luciana…
 
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano! Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Blue Bossa featuring Barry Harris. In this Jazz Piano L…
 
There are old folktales and legends of people who can become animals. Animals who can become people. And there’s a lesson for our own time in those shapeshifting stories — a recognition that the membrane between what's human and more-than-human is razor thin. Original Air Date: November 20, 2021 Guests: Sharon Blackie — David Abram — Chris Gosden —…
 
What is your superpower? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Everyone has super powers, yet they often can't see their own. In a world that is constantly telling us that we need to conform and who we need to be, it’s not surprising that so many people lose touch with their natural genius, that unique something that sets them apart - their superpow…
 
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano! Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play Index Finger Improvisation. In this Jazz Piano Lesson y…
 
Today we’re chatting with Elana, an award-winning business coach, and founder and managing director or foundher. We dive into: Being present with ourselves What success looks like for each person Reframing the way we give and receive feedback Supporting women to create boundaries Reviewing the data on what you spend time on About Elana Elana Robert…
 
After a pandemic year of social isolation, we knew loneliness would be a problem. But public health officials have been warning for years that in countries all over the world, rates of loneliness are skyrocketing. How did loneliness become a condition of modern life? Original Air Date: April 10, 2021 Guests: Jason Rohrer — Samantha Rose Hill — Clau…
 
Welcome to JazzPianoSkills; it's time to discover, learn, and play Jazz Piano! Every JazzPianoSkills weekly podcast episode introduces aspiring jazz pianists to essential Jazz Piano Skills. Each Podcast episode explores a specific Jazz Piano Skill in depth. Today you will discover, learn, play the What, Why, and How of PRacticing Scales effectively…
 
Hey! This week’s episode of selected downloads are even better than last week’s. At least it felt that way as I was listening to this latest episode. I start it off with a gorgeous version of Autumn Leaves with Laila Biali and a host of some of Toronto’s best players. And I finish it off with another pianist–Russian born Eldar Djangirov…who is desc…
 
Today we're talking about taming your email inbox. We dive into: Having boundaries around your email communication How to deal with urgent emails Becoming the master of your inbox Allocating time to your inbox Strategies to help you reduce inbox overwhelm How your assistant or team can help you keep your inbox organised Why the unsubscribe button s…
 
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