Spotlight Conversations

by Clayton Bigtrigger Corley

This is the interview side of the award winning Spotlight On Jazz & Poetry program. We'll be having down to earth conversations with artists representing the jazz and poetry community, discussing the history of their art forms and why jazz, poetry and literacy is important to our culture.  

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S02 E03 - Spotlight Conversation with Champian Fulton

    S02 E03 - Spotlight Conversation with Champian Fulton

    Joining me in this Spotlight Conversation all the way from Copenhagen, Denmark Champian Fulton is considered one of the most gifted, pure Jazz musicians of her generation. She grew up with music in the home; her mother and father...

    31:13
  • S02 E02 - Spotlight Conversation with Dee Dee McNeil

    S02 E02 - Spotlight Conversation with Dee Dee McNeil

    Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dee Dee McNeil's first published poetry was in the early 60's. She became a part of the legendary Motown Record Company on West Grand Blvd as a Contract Songwriter, (singing and playing piano)and is stil...

    55:32
  • S02 E01 - Conversation with the legendary Pat Martino

    S02 E01 - Conversation with the legendary Pat Martino

    When Spotlight On Jazz & Poetry was created in 2008, I was honored to have a conversation with the legendary guitarist Mr. Pat Martino. The conversation was amazing considering that in 1980 Pat had a near fatal brain aneurysm ...

    48:11
  • Season 1

  • S01 E07 - Spotlight Conversation with Rod Tate

    S01 E07 - Spotlight Conversation with Rod Tate

    I had the pleasure of having a conversation with saxophonist/songwriter, producer Rod about his craft, the importance of jazz and poetry to our culture and the impact of this COVID 19 pandemic on his artistry.

    49:56
  • S01 E06 - Spotlight Conversations with Odean Pope

    S01 E06 - Spotlight Conversations with Odean Pope

    Join me for a down to Earth conversation with a legend of jazz. A fiery and often intense tenor saxophonist, Odean Pope emerged from the great Philadelphia jazz tradition that birthed players from Khan Jamal and Jimmy Heath to Arc...

    45:55