I have been in the music industry for 30 years. This is a talk show featuring some of the greatest musicians, actors, vocalists, producers, and performers from all over the world. We have a fun and interesting chat, they talk about their lives and career path, and then they perform on the show. It is truly an inside look into the life of a musician. Connect with me on social media on Instagram @themusicloungepodcast Contact me at with feedback and ideas Support this podcast:


July 20, 2021 45 min

It’s Episode 4! It’s singer songwriter week. A singer-songwriter is a musician who writes, composes, and performs their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies. This week we feature the singer songwriters that appeared in Season 1 of The Music Lounge Podcast. All of these artists are so talented and have amazing stories to tell with their lyrics. When you’ve listened to their music, please go and download their songs an...

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Happy summer. So......I'll be 50 on July 17th. LET'S CELEBRATE!!! This episode is all about my original music. I've been composing since I was 16 years old. It was difficult to choose which pieces to feature, but I've chosen both vocal and instrumental pieces that I think represent what I'm all about. I grew up loving jazz piano and listening to Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. I also have been influenced by Pat ...

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It’s JAZZ FUSION WEEK!! Jazz fusion is a music genre that developed in the late 1960's when musicians combined jazz harmony and improvisation with rock music, funk, and rhythm and blues. Electric guitars, amplifiers, and keyboards that were popular in rock and roll started to be used by jazz musicians, particularly those who had grown up listening to rock and roll.

Jazz fusion arrangements vary in complexity. Some employ groove...

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It's summertime. Let's get out on the ocean and sail away with some Yacht Rock. Yacht Rock (originally known as the West Coast sound) is a broad music style and aesthetic commonly associated with soft rock, which was one of the most commercially successful genres from the mid-1970s to early 1980s. #yachtrock

I love this music! It's the perfect soundtrack for putting your feet up and enjoying a perfect day out on the sea...

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This week is the Season 1 finale. My guest is Tom Politzer. Tom is the lead tenor saxophone player for the funkiest band around TOWER OF POWER. Their website is

Tower just celebrated 50 years as a band and just released an incredible live album 50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater

This album captures Tower of Power’s storied career with two no-holds-barred victory lap concerts in Oakland, C...

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We're going country in this episode. My guest this week is singer songwriter Samantha Leigh Click her name to go to her website.

With her bluesy-rock vocals and sexy, funky style, Samantha Leigh is a musical force to be reckoned with. Originally from the home of rock and roll, Cleveland, Ohio, Samantha grew up with a heavy rock and country influence.

Her latest single "90 years" is a tribute to her grandmother who is on...

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My guest this week is singer songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Amanda Gunnels. Her website is

Born and raised in an Atlanta suburb, Amanda always had a passion for music. She began taking classical piano lessons in elementary school, and quickly evolved into a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter by the end of high school. Though piano is still her main instrument, Amanda is proficient on bass guita...

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My guest this week is John Massey. His website is

John is a Southern California based actor, singer, and musician.

John’s 25 years of acting credits includes such iconic roles as: Max Bialystock in THE PRODUCERS, John Hancock in the Award winning production of 1776; The Cowardly Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Pseudolus in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM; Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE R...

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If you love great songs and great stories, this episode is for you. My guest is the Chanteuse; The Lover of vintage pop music; the one and only CAROLE J. BUFFORD (Click her name for her website) Carole has become one of the most sought-after young performers in the international cabaret & jazz scene. Her recent shows, “Speak Easy.” (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks) and her show “Body &...
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We're going down to Arkansas this week and getting a little bit country

Cliff & Susan are a married international touring duo armed with a piano, fiddle, and guitar based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Their high energy, all-request, interactive show keeps crowds entertained for 4+ hours in venues worldwide.  With over 1,000 songs in their arsenal, they bring a great mix of Country, Blues, Rock, Pop and Oldies to crowds of a...

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It's a rock and roll piano show week. My guest this week is international dueling pianist, vocalist, and world traveler Ben Michaels.

Ben is a veteran of the music industry. He has been entertaining audiences worldwide for over 30 years. Originally from Miami, Florida, Ben has performed for international crowds from Las Vegas to Rio de Janeiro, New York City to Barcelona, just to name a few.

Ben brings a unique audience interac...

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My guest this week is the multi-talented Rachel Solomon.

Rachel is a pianist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, studio musician, touring artist, and international piano bar entertainer.

Penned “The female Billy Joel” by her Berklee College of Music songwriting teacher, she released her debut solo record in January of 2013 entitled “Love Ourselves”, and a 2nd EP entitled “Right On Time” in the spring of 2017, which was re-released dig...

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I am really excited for this interview. My guest this week is Peter Eldridge. Peter has remained at the forefront of both the singer-songwriter and jazz realms as a vocalist, pianist, composer, and arranger. His new album MY MUSEUM was released on March 15 and is available on his website Peter is a founding member of internationally acclaimed vocal group, NEW YORK VOICES. The current line up of New York Voices is ...
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It's Episode 15. WOW! My Guest this week is Broadway and Television Actor/singer songwriter Jordan Siwek Jordan started acting and singing as a child and appeared on such television shows as Saturday Night Live and Conan O'Brien. He worked along such starts as Will Ferrell, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.  Jordan played the role of Gavroche in Les Miserables on Broadway in 1997 in the 10th anniversary...
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My guest this week is the one and only AUBREY LOGAN. Aubrey is singer songwriter, trombone player and an amazing performer. It would have been a lot easier if Aubrey Logan would have just picked one. But she’s never been one to be pigeon-holed. She lives her life outside the box and that makes her difficult to define. And that’s OK with her because she purposely defies definition. Her Top 5 debut album in 2017 helped establish her ...
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My guest today is the international sensation Dana Schiemann. Her website is

Dana is an amazing actor, comedian, writer, and National Canadian Air Guitar Champion from Toronto, Ontario.

Graduating from University of Guelph in Theater and Music, Schiemann continued her training at The Second City Toronto, where she completed the Conservatory and Longform Conservatory Programs.

In 2016 Dana was...

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My guest this week is the multi talented Yanatha Desouvre.

Yanatha is what you call a modern-day renaissance man. He is a writer, poet, film maker, musician, tech wizard, and activist. He is also a #1 best-selling author, educator and public speaker.

He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, raised in Brooklyn and Philadelphia and now lives in Miami, Florida.

His latest novella Revelations: Roads to Redemption, pays homage t...

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My guest this week is Ashely Pezzotti. Ashley is a brilliant jazz vocalist and composer who has taken the internet by storm with her amazing videos of her singing some of the classic jazz solos of all time. Catch them on her You Tube Channel by clicking here She started classical voice lessons at 4 years old and turned her talents into a full scholarship at the University of Miami. She attended the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program w...
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Episode 10 is live and on the air. My guest today is Sarah Hester Ross Sarah is a singer, pianist, comedian, writer, director, producer, composer, and content creator. She has performed all over the world entertaining audiences with her astounding vocals her quick-witted sense of humor. Sarah has been a featured vocalist in the hit Las Vegas show Raiding the Rock Vault singing some of the greatest rock hits in music history. Sarah ...
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WOW!! Episode 9 is going to be a good one. My guest is the brilliant pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer PETE LENTS. He is a fellow dueling piano player and a wonderful songwriter. He has one of the most successful streaming music shows on Twitch and has taken streaming to a whole new level. We also will hear his small town America story, and how he broke out and got to the big city and followed his dreams. The origi...
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