jazz http://wyso.org en Live on Excursions: Chris Botti http://wyso.org/post/live-excursions-chris-botti <p>Some might say trumpeter Chris Botti has a natural talent for performing and composing contemporary jazz music. According to Botti, however, he wasn&rsquo;t born with it.</p><p>&ldquo;Talent is really 99% drive and focus, and 1% luck,&rdquo; said Botti in this Excursions interview.</p> Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:01:08 +0000 Kent Montgomery & Niki Dakota 13060 at http://wyso.org Live on Excursions: Chris Botti Live on Excursions: Dan Hicks http://wyso.org/post/live-excursions-dan-hicks <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Jokes abound in this laughter-filled 2009 Excursions interview with multi-talented country and jazz musician Dan Hicks.</p> Tue, 11 Aug 2009 20:15:27 +0000 Kent Montgomery & Niki Dakota 12004 at http://wyso.org Live on Excursions: Dan Hicks Stivers Schools for the Arts Celebrates Billy Strayhorn http://wyso.org/post/stivers-schools-arts-celebrates-billy-strayhorn <p><em>Tomorrow night Cityfolk&#39;s celebration of Dayton born pianist/composer Billy Strayhorn comes to an end. Rounding out the week long tribute will be a performance from the Stivers School for the Arts Jazz Orchestra. Jerry Kenney reports on the student&#39;s at Stivers and how they&#39;re learning a legacy.</em></p> Fri, 17 Apr 2009 18:33:42 +0000 Jerry Kenney 6456 at http://wyso.org