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

  • E06 - Spotlight Conversations with Odean Pope

    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
  • E05 - Spotlight Conversation with Irene Jalenti

    E05 - Spotlight Conversation with Irene Jalenti

    I had a wonderful conversation with Italian-born, Baltimore-based jazz vocalist Irene Jalenti. I witnessed her LIVE in concert at Keystone Korner in Baltimore, MD. on October 21, 2021, and she is a dynamic, soulful, and passionate...

    50:29
  • E04 - Spotlight Conversation with LyriQ

    E04 - Spotlight Conversation with LyriQ

    Marie Grady, affectionately known in the entertainment world as LyriQ, is a painter, an author, a spoken word artist, and a custom clothing and apparel designer.

    57:02
  • E03 - Spotlight Conversation with Orustus Ade

    E03 - Spotlight Conversation with Orustus Ade

    I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Orustus Ade aka The Spoken One. This brother is an absolute poetic beast. The only thing that can eclipse his writing is his dynamic delivery.

    01:02:59
  • E02 - Spotlight Conversation with BRIA SKONBERG

    E02 - Spotlight Conversation with BRIA SKONBERG

    Join Bigtrigger for a very cool conversation with Bria Skonberg, who has become the shining hope of hot jazz, on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis "Pops" Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice inspired...

    42:24