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May 3, 2022 24 min

Broadcast veterans Neil Tesser and Mark Ruffin join host Rick Mitchell for a freewheeling analysis of what the results of the 2022 JJA Jazz Awards reveal about the current state of jazz, and jazz journalism.  

Mark Ruffin is the program director of Sirius XM’s Real Jazz channel. Neil Tesser is a longtime print journalist and jazz radio programmer currently heard on KSDS in San Diego in the series Jazz Across America. Rick Mitchell is the producer of the syndicated weekly radio program Jazz in the New Millennium as well as a longtime print journalist.  

This podcast contains excerpts from the tracks "Comes Love" by Sheila Jordan (Comes Love: Lost Session 1960; Capri Records), and "For Art's Sake" by Kenny Garrett (Sounds from the Ancestors, Mack Avenue Records)

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