The Nikhil Hogan Show

The Nikhil Hogan Show

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The #1 Music Interview Show! Great conversations with GRAMMY artists, Emmy Artists, Tony Award winners, Country Music Association artists, Pulitzer Prize recipients, Fulbright Scholars and many more!
Charlie McCoy | Harmonica virtuoso, Nashville A-team veteran
Jan 30 • 55 min
Country music legend, GRAMMY Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, known for his harmonica playing, Charlie McCoy, joins us on the program for the first time! A fixture in Nashville studios for over 50 years, Charlie worked with some of the biggest names…
Mark Kibble | First Tenor for Take 6, Pianist, Arranger and Producer
Jan 22 • 53 min
Our guest today is multi-GRAMMY Award-winning singer, arranger, composer and producer, Mark Kibble, of the famed American vocal group Take 6! With a career spanning over 25 years, 16 albums, 10 GRAMMY awards, 10 GMA Dove awards, and 3 gold albums, Take 6…
Paul Avgerinos | Composer, Producer, Musician
Jan 13 • 58 min
I am so delighted today to introduce my guest, GRAMMY Award-winning Composer, Producer and musician Paul Avgerinos! A major figure in the field of New Age music, Avgerinos has recorded over 24 CDs in the New Age genre. In 2014, his album Bhakti received a…
Jason Vieaux | Classical Guitarist
Jan 7 • 67 min
GRAMMY award-winning Classical guitar virtuoso Jason Vieaux is our guest for the first time today! Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. NPR describes Vieaux as,…
Bright Sheng | Composer, Conductor and Pianist
Jan 1 • 63 min
My guest today is MacArthur Foundation Genius award winner and one of the top composers around today, Bright Sheng! Bright Sheng is respected as one of the leading composers of our time, whose stage, orchestral, chamber and vocal works are performed…
Samuel Andreyev | Renowned Contemporary Composer, Oboist, and Music Teacher
Dec 13, 2018 • 59 min
Our guest today is the renowned composer, oboist, poet and teacher, Samuel Andreyev! Samuel Andreyev’s music is performed throughout the world by many ensembles. His most recent portrait CD, ‘Music with no Edges’, was released by Kairos Records (Vienna)…
Nicholas Mann | Remembering 4-time GRAMMY winner and Juilliard String Quartet founder, Robert Mann
Dec 5, 2018 • 54 min
In today’s episode, we talk to violinist Nicholas Mann, who is the Chair of the Manhattan School of Music String Department and a Juilliard Faculty member. We talk about the legacy of his late father, 4-time GRAMMY winner and Juilliard String Quartet…
Raul Midón | GRAMMY-nominated Singer-songwriter, Guitar Virtuoso and Producer
Nov 10, 2018 • 54 min
In today’s episode of the Nikhil Hogan Show, I’m excited to talk to GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter, musician, guitar virtuoso and producer Raul Midón! His latest album is If You Really Want, released on Sept 14, featuring the talents of GRAMMY…
Larry Klein | 4-time GRAMMY-award winning producer, bass player, songwriter
Nov 3, 2018 • 67 min
Wow, what a guest we have on today’s show: 4-time GRAMMY Award Winning Producer, Musician and Songwriter, Larry Klein! Klein has worked with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Tracy Chapman, Madeleine Peyroux, Walter Becker, Luciana Souza, Melody Gardot,…
Elliot Goldenthal | Academy Award-Winning Composer for Film, Theater and Orchestra
Oct 23, 2018 • 62 min
We’ve got an amazing guest today, Academy Award-winning Composer, Elliot Goldenthal! He’s the composer for films such as Alien 3, Interview with the Vampire, Heat, Titus, Public Enemies, Batman Forever, Demolition Man, Final Fantasy the Spirits Within and…
Peter Erskine | 2-Time GRAMMY-winning Drummer on over 700 recordings
Oct 5, 2018 • 70 min
On today’s show we talk to 2-time GRAMMY Award winner, Drummer, Bandleader, Producer and Educator, Peter Erskine! He has appeared on 700 albums and film scores, and has won two Grammy Awards, plus an Honorary Doctorate from the Berklee College of Music…
Larry Hochman | Tony Award-winning Orchestrator and 5x Emmy winning Composer
Sep 22, 2018 • 62 min
On today’s show, I’m excited to talk to Tony Award-winning orchestrator and 5-time EMMY award winning-composer, Larry Hochman! We talk about his development as a musician, his approach to composition and orchestration, his work on the Wonderpets, his…
Ronnie King | Legendary Hip Hop and Punk Producer
Sep 12, 2018 • 67 min
On today’s show, I’m excited to talk to legendary hip hop and punk producer, composer, arranger and keyboardist, Ronnie King! We talk to Ronnie about how he got started in music, his work with Hip Hop legend Tupac Shakur, working with popular punk bands…
Mark O’Connor | 3-time GRAMMY winning Violinist, 6-time CMA Musician of the Year
Sep 4, 2018 • 63 min
Our guest today is 3-time GRAMMY winner, 6-time Country Music Association Musician of the Year, violinist, composer and educator Mark O’Connor! Christopher Dzengelewski and I talk to Mark about how he developed his remarkable musical ability from…
Michael Starobin | 2-time Tony Award-winning Orchestrator, Composer and Conductor
Sep 2, 2018 • 62 min
Our guest today is one of the top orchestrators and arrangers in Broadway and Hollywood, 2-time Tony Award-winner, Michael Starobin! We talk to Michael about how he learned his craft from his early days, his acclaimed work as an orchestrator, arranger,…
Howard McCrary | The GRAMMY-nominated producer and singer who is SO GOOD
Aug 19, 2018 • 54 min
On today’s show we talk to GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, producer and pianist Howard McCrary. We talk to him about his GRAMMY nominated album So Good, working with Michael Jackson on Keep the Faith, Working on Quincy Jones’ bestselling album Back…
Howard Rees | Spreading the teachings of jazz legend Barry Harris
Aug 12, 2018 • 61 min
Our guest today is internationally acclaimed pianist, educator and entrepreneur, Howard Rees! Known for his close association with jazz legend, Barry Harris, we dive into Howard’s past experiences in Barry’s famous NYC workshops, the production of the…
Tim Davies | 2-time GRAMMY nominated Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator and Conductor
Aug 4, 2018 • 63 min
2-time GRAMMY-nominated Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Conductor and Drummer Tim Davies, one of the busiest conductors and orchestrators in Hollywood, joins the show for the first time! We talk about how his development in Australia, how he got his…
Dafnis Prieto | MacArthur Genius and Latin Jazz sensation
Jul 30, 2018 • 60 min
2-time GRAMMY-nominated Drummer, Composer, Bandleader, Educator and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Dafnis Prieto joins the show for the first time! We talk about his early development in Cuba, his compositional style and influences, working with some of the…
Dr. Jennifer Higdon | From Late Bloomer to Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer
Jul 21, 2018 • 61 min
Pulitzer Prize Winner and 2-time GRAMMY winner Dr. Jennifer Higdon joins the show for the first time! We talk about her remarkable journey through music starting from childhood, we discuss her compositional style and method, many of her acclaimed…
Ernie Watts | The incredibly prolific and versatile jazz saxophone master
Jul 14, 2018 • 67 min
2-time GRAMMY Award winner and 4-time GRAMMY Nominee, saxophonist and composer Ernie Watts joins the show for the first time! We talk about how he got his start playing music and how he developed, working with Buddy Rich, Thelonious Monk, his extensive…
Dr. John Mortensen | Rediscovering the lost art of classical improvisation
Jun 26, 2018 • 60 min
We are delighted to have the renowned master of classical improvisation, pianist Dr. John Mortensen, join the show for the first time! We talk about his background, his approach to classical improvisation, the different tools and techniques needed to…
John Daversa | Composing, arranging and playing modern jazz for big band & small groups
Jun 18, 2018 • 60 min
3-time Grammy Nominee John Daversa, a renowned Jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, producer and bandleader joins the show for the first time! We talk about how developed his development from childhood, how he learned his compositional and arranging craft,…
Daniel Spreadbury | Dorico Pro and Dorico Elements, MAJOR new releases from Dorico!
Jun 9, 2018 • 50 min
Dorico Product Marketing Manager Daniel Spreadbury returns to the show for his 2nd appearance to talk about the recent major release of Dorico Pro and Dorico Elements. Great new features such as added Video, Time Signatures, System Track, Automation,…
Ted Nash | 2-time GRAMMY Award-winning Saxophonist and Composer
Jun 6, 2018 • 60 min
On today’s show we talk to 2-time Grammy winning saxophonist, arranger, conductor, educator and composer Ted Nash on his musical development from young, developing his writing, his remarkable playing career with people such as Lionel Hampton, Wynton…
John Beasley | Emmy Nominated and 2-time GRAMMY nominated Pianist, Composer and Arranger
Jun 2, 2018 • 55 min
5-time Grammy-nominated pianist, composer, arranger, and Emmy-nominated music director & producer, John Beasley, makes his first appearance on the show! We talk about his work with Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Vinnie Colaiuta and Sergio Mendes, working…
Alan Broadbent | 2-time GRAMMY Award-winning Pianist, Composer and Arranger
May 30, 2018 • 66 min
2-time Grammy Award-winning arranger, jazz pianist and composer Alan Broadbent joins the show for the first time! His most recent album, “Developing Story”, is an album for jazz trio and orchestra with Harvie S, Peter Erskine & the London Metropolitan…
Christian Howes | Coming from a classical background to becoming a top jazz violinist
May 26, 2018 • 38 min
My guest today is world class performing violinist, educator and composer, Christian Howes! We talk about his background and how he developed into one of the top jazz violinists, his approach to composition, how he is helping students around the country…
Benny Green | The Lion of Jazz Piano
May 21, 2018 • 65 min
Jazz piano legend Benny Green joins me on the show for the first time! We talk about how he learned piano from childhood, his studies with Walter Bishop Jr in New York, working with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, his approach to improvisation and…
Dr. Brian de Lima | Jazz informed by a sense of tradition while looking forward
May 18, 2018 • 77 min
On today’s episode of the Nikhil Hogan Show, I’m delighted to have master jazz pianist Dr. Brian de Lima, to talk about authentic bebop improvisation with tradition and history, his experiences studying at the famed Barry Harris workshops and the…
Austin McMahon | Top jazz drummer shares his knowledge on drumming
May 14, 2018 • 62 min
Top jazz drummer Austin McMahon performs regularly with Jerry Bergonzi’s Quartet and has recently performed and/or recorded with Joe Davidian, Sean Jones, George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Lionel Loueke, Ben Monder, Lage Lund, The Fringe, and many more! We talk…
Jeremy Monteiro| Singapore’s King of Swing
May 8, 2018 • 52 min
Singapore’s King of Swing, Jeremy Monteiro, is a famed jazz pianist, composer, producer, vocalist and educator. Jeremy has performed with James Moody, Ernie Watts, Simon & Garfunkel in great venues all over the world such as Ronnie Scott’s in London, the…
Dr. Charles McPherson | Legendary Bebop Jazz Master Saxophonist & Composer
Apr 30, 2018 • 73 min
Dr. Charles McPherson is a legendary bebop jazz saxophonist and composer. Known for his longtime association with Charles Mingus and thorough mastery of the bebop idiom, Dr. McPherson has performed on over 70 recordings to date, both as a leader and as a…
Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra | Bach and the Art of Improvisation
Apr 26, 2018 • 62 min
Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra is an accomplished and acclaimed Organist & Historic Keyboardist, Liturgical Musician, Composer, Pedagogue, Improviser, Conductor. We talk about Johann Sebastian Bach, classical improvisation, figured bass, improvising fugues,…
Dr. Johnandrew Slominski | Virtuoso Classical Pianist, Improviser, Pedagogue
Apr 23, 2018 • 62 min
Dr. Johnandrew Slominski is a distinguished classical pianist, improviser, theorist and pedagogue. A specialist in the field of 18-century music, Dr. Slominski is the founder of “Classical Music on the Spot”, an institute dedicated to the research,…
D. D. Jackson | Emmy Award-winning Composer and Juno Award-winning Jazz pianist
Apr 19, 2018 • 69 min
D. D. Jackson is an Emmy award winning composer, Juno award winning Jazz Pianist, he is an accomplished arranger/composer/producer for Television/Film and many other forms of media. We talk about how he developed, his Jazz piano mentors Jaki Byard and Don…
Dr. Joseph Curiale | Legendary Emmy award-nominated Hollywood composer, arranger & producer
Apr 16, 2018 • 69 min
Legendary Emmy award-nominated Hollywood arranger, composer and producer Dr. Joseph Curiale has worked with more than 100 artists, from Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Santana, Little Richard, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and as the first…
Mikel Andonegi | Free Jazz Improvisation, Modern Jazz Piano, soloing over Giant Steps
Apr 12, 2018 • 52 min
Mikel Andonegi is a Spanish Pianist, Songwriter and Singer. He has performed with some great musicians such as Horacio Hernández, Richard Bona. He has performed in New York City, Singapore, Spain, Hong Kong and the UK. He has released 4 albums as a…
Pam Oei | Dim Sum Dollies, Her Rock/Funk Band “Ugly in the Morning” & their new album
Apr 9, 2018 • 65 min
Pam Oei is an accomplished and award winning actor/singer/host/producer and director. She is well known as one of the “Dim Sum Dollies”, a critically acclaimed and popular musical production in Singapore. We talk about how she got her start in singing and…
Matt Savage | Jazz piano prodigy & genius talks about his music and style
Apr 5, 2018 • 41 min
Matt Savage is an exciting young jazz piano phenomenon that is exciting the jazz world with his brilliant piano playing and compositions. We discuss his early albums, how he learned to improvise, his favorites recordings and influences, his approach to…
Wayne Pearcy | Pt 2: Jazz & Classical Trumpet playing, Improvisation, Perfect Pitch
Apr 2, 2018 • 65 min
Trumpeter Wayne Pearcy is an accomplished Jazz and Classical musician, and graduate of Berklee College of Music. In Pt 2 of my interview with Trumpeter Wayne Pearcy, we discuss music in-depth, from perfect pitch, learning how to improvise, Wayne’s take on…
Wayne Pearcy | Pt 1: Music assistive technology for visually impaired students
Apr 2, 2018 • 39 min
Trumpeter Wayne Pearcy is an accomplished Jazz and Classical musician, and graduate of Berklee College of Music. In Pt 1 of our interview, we discuss Wayne’s advocacy work for assistive technology for visually impaired students. Stay tuned for Pt 2, where…
Daniel Spreadbury | Dorico, the revolutionary new music software for scoring
Mar 26, 2018 • 53 min
In this week’s episode we talk to Daniel Spreadbury, the product marketing manager for Dorico, the revolutionary new music software that changes the game when it comes to digital music notation. No stranger to the industry, Daniel has worked in the music…
Steve Langone | Advanced rhythmic concepts for the modern musician
Mar 19, 2018 • 52 min
Steve Langone is an esteemed drummer and educator, known for his highly acclaimed books on advanced drumming methods and concepts. We go deep into some very complicated topics such as polyrhythms, metric modulation, and much, much more! Also guest hosting…
Aaron Gratzmiller | All things saxophone
Mar 13, 2018 • 56 min
Saxophonist and Pianist Aaron Gratzmiller joins the show to talk all things saxophone. We get into the great players of jazz, saxophone pedagogy, improvisation, harmony, his new debut album “Over The Edge” and so much great stuff!
Ian Charlie | Writing music for films
Mar 12, 2018 • 51 min
Ian Charlie the lead guitarist and producer for the band WALLA. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, majoring in Contemporary Writing and Production. He also holds a film scoring certificate from UCLA. Ian chats with Nikhil about Film Scoring,…
Christopher Vuk | Early childhood music education
Mar 8, 2018 • 49 min
Christopher Vuk is a violinist, and successful business owner who runs the widely popular Rock and Roll Day Care in Cambridge Massachussetts, a daycare that emphasizes music and the arts in early childhood education. We talk about effective models of…
Rit Xu | The art of the flute
Mar 7, 2018 • 57 min
We’re delighted to welcome Rit Xu, a stellar flute virtuoso who’s career has taken him around the world, winning Jazz competitions and fronting Orchestras. A honors graduate of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in NUS (Singapore), Rit is also an accomplished…
Alemay Fernandez | Fantastic singing advice from a natural born singer
Mar 6, 2018 • 57 min
Alemay Fernandez is an acclaimed jazz vocalist who has performed with the likes of The Count Basie Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, David Foster, Gregory Porter, Ernie Watts, Mitch Frohman, Incognito, The Platters’ Bobby Soul, William Close & The…
Jared Tasho | How to develop your skill as a studio guitarist
Mar 5, 2018 • 56 min
Prolific session guitarist Jared Tasho joins the show to talk about what it takes to be a professional musician in the demanding world of Television Jingle production. A graduate of London Centre of Contemporary Music, Jared Tasho has appeared on over 60…
Art Fazil | The craft of songwriting
Mar 5, 2018 • 52 min
Art Fazil is a internationally performing, award-winning singer songwriter who joins the show to talk about his composition process, career highlights, advice for musicians and much, much more!
Christopher Dzengelewski | Talking about the great drummers
Mar 3, 2018 • 55 min
Drummer Christopher Dzengelewski joins the show to discuss the great players on drums, his experiences leading to Berklee College of Music and other fascinating insights.