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Stephen Braunginn


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Membership level
Jazz Journalist (professional- voting member)
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United Staes of America
I am a jazz
  • photographer
  • radio/tv program host/producer
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I am the author/producer of
Strictly Jazz Sounds-the Podcast
My interests in jazz are:
My podcast, Strictly Jazz Sounds. I am fortunate and honored to have interviewed some wonderful musicians and jazz community figures. Strictly Jazz Sounds is about capturing the thoughts, desires and dreams of today's musicians but also their music. The show attempts to give listeners a taste of their music by providing one to two tracks of their music (with full authorization). Previously, I produced and hosted a jazz radio show for almost 20 years. The show was “Strictly Jazz Sounds” for WORT89.9-FM. I, along with my partner and co-host (a local jazz pianist/educator) interviewed many of our jazz legends, including Geri Allen, Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Fortune, Terri Lyne Carrington, Richard Davis and Roscoe Mitchell. Two of our interviews were published by “Jazz Improv” magazine, Sonny Rollins and McCoy Tyner.
More about what I do:
I have a MA in Journalism and Mass Communications from UW-Madison. Today, jazz is my life!
I support the JJA because
Supporting JJA provides an opportunity to connect with other professionals in the field. Communication and networking builds a strong edifice for furthering jazz and jazz education. When we are better informed about jazz, our listeners and readers are better informed. JJA is just that vehicle to accomplish that goal.
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