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Broadcast on CyberStationUsa.com, "The Jazz Room" is a half hour Internet Radio program.

For many years we have covered the Newport Jazz Festival. Click Here to view our photos of Jazz Greats from the Festival through the years. Each show we feature an interview with an independent artist, or a Jazz Legend. Somtimes there may be a Jam Session where the music is performed live in the studio.

The show can be heard Wednesdays at 10:30 PM on www.cyberstationusa.com. You may listen to archived programs by clicking this link www.dqrm.com/thejazzroom/

Join me in " The Jazz Room" each week. Here are some of the upcoming shows! Click here this this month's Schedule.

For comments of questions please email me at joan@joanwatsonjones.com


Newport Jazz Festival Photos Through The Years

Arturo Sandoval

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Radio Promo

Jon Batiste
Chris Botti
George Wein- Newport Jazz Festival Founder
Joe Saylor- Stay Human Band


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Dee Dee Bridgewater
Interviewing Jon Batiste
Al Jarreau
Eddie Palmieri

Starting Wed. Feb. 28
We chat with Trumpeter/Jazz Presenter Mark Morganelli. Mark tell us about Jazz Forum Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to present jazz concerts to the public at affordable prices to reach a large audience.He tell us how the organization was started and he talks about how he talks about how he manages his own musical career while doing his work with the organization. You'll hear cuts from his recent CD "My Romance".
Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:30-11:00PM ET ( Week 9)

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Starting Wed. Feb. 21
We meet with Dr. Ahmed Sarmast, Directorof the Afganistan National Institute of Music  at the January APAP Conference.
He talks about the students and their accomplishments amid the bombings from the Taliban and extreme poverty. Learn more at
www.afganistannationalinstituteof music.org 
Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:30-11:00PM ET ( Week 8)


Startng Wed. Jan. 24
When I met Drummer,  Michael Carvin at APAP he was sitting in the hallway outside one of the pe rformance venues waiting to go on. We started talking and he began telling me about his career as a Drummer and then about the relationship singers have with band members musically. After about 10 minutes I decided we should continue the conversation on "tape". Join us in mid-conversation! Learn more about Michael Carvin and his music at
Starting Wednesday January 24,2018 10:30-11:00PM ET( Week 4)

Starting Wed. Feb 14
We chat with Film Maker, Stephanie J. Castillo. She visited us at Studio 952 in NYC to tell us about her Documentary “Night Bird Song” The Life of Saxophonist /Flutist Thomas  Chapin.
Learn more about Stephanie and her work at
Wednesday February 14, 2018 10:30-11:00PM ET (Week 7)


Wed.January 10 and 17
 Meet multi-faceted grammy winning artist, Martha Gonzalez. A singer/musician/percussionst/ educator and community builder or as she would say Artivista. We met at APAP in January 2017  In P1 we talk about her community work, her music, and Fandango and her band, QuetzalAPAP In Part 2 of her interview we’ talk more about Fandango and Community Songwriting Learn more about Martha Gonzalez at www.marthagonzalez.net/quetzal/
Wednesday January 10 & 17, 2018 10:30-11:00PM ET (Weeks 2&3)

Meeting with Allan Harris
Starting Wed. Jan 31 and Feb. 7
Singer Allan Harris returns to the Jazz Room with a two part interview. In Part 1 he gives us insight to his songwriting. In Part 2 of our chat with Allan Harris at APAP we talk about the Great American Songbook and much more. Learn more about Allan at www.allanharris.com
Starting Wednesday January 31 & February 7, 2018 10:30-11:00PM ET
(Weeks 5-6)

February 2018

Wed. Jan 3rd
IWe chat with Jon Catherwood-Ginn, program director at the Moss Center of Virginia Tech. We met with him in January at the APAP Conference in New York City. We’ll be talking about his work at the Center and the music they present and how they include the community. Also about the mission of the center and listen to the diverse music of some of the artists they have presented.Learn more at www.artscenter.vt.edu
Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:30-11:00PM ET ( Week 1)

Jon Catherwood-Ginn
Michael Carvin
Dr. Sarmast
Meeting Martha Gonzalez
In "The Jazz Room
Stephanie J .Castillo at Studio 952 NYC
Mark Morganelli

Wednesday Sept.30th
We have and interesting conversation with
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. We were able to meet with him after his set at the Newport Jazz Festival. In Part 1 of our interview he talks about his love for the Traditional Jazz  and about his book “Sing it First” Learn more about Wycliffe Gordon at www.wycliffegordon.com
Wednesday September 30, 2015 10:30-11:00PM ET ( Week 42)

January 2018