Jazz Interviews – including the original tapes

Dan Ouellette contributed recordings of several dozen interviews and Blindfold Tests conducted over decades of work as one of the leading jazz journalists of the last 100 years. Dan Ouellette is recognized internationally as one of the major music journalists and author of two significant books.Included are interviews conducted jointly with Bob Danziger for 8 videos shown at the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival on the big screen for the Jimmy Lyons stage, and are now on the Monterey jazz Festival YouTube site. Other interviews were conducted for the classes “Jazz and Jazz Stories,”and “Jazz and the Brandenburg Concertos,”both taught at California State University Monterey Bay OLLI.

Some interviews were contributed by Bob Danziger, who learned about interviewing from Dan Ouellette and Bill Minor.

The archive is housed at California State University Monterey Bay Digital Commons. Links to that archive are below:

Dan Ouellette CV

Dan Ouellette website with Additional Interviews;

DAN OUELLETTE’S JAZZ & BEYOND INTEL

 

INTERVIEWS

Also Videos produced, Original Recordings, Transcripts and Links Where Available

Listed Alphabetically by First Name.  Listed Alphabetically by Last Name below.


Aaron Parks Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2015

Aaron Parks Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Abdullah Ibrahim Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Akua Dixon Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Allison Miller Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Allison Miller Interview by Dan Ouellette and Bob Danziger, 2019

Ambrose Akinmusire Blindfold Test at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2017

Andre Menard Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Angelique Kidjo Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Antonio Sanchez Blindfold Test at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 2019

Art Hirahara Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2016

Arturo O’Farrill Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2016

Bob Danziger Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Bob Mintzer Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2020

Bob Neuwirth Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Branford Marsalis Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Carla Bley Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Cecile McLorin Salvant Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2016

Chick Corea Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2015

Chick Corea Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Christian Sands Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Christian Sands – 2020  and 2021 Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence

Cory Henry Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Craig Taborn Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Derrick Hodge Interview, by Bob Danziger (2019);

Doctor Lonnie Smith Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Ethan Iverson Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Fred Hersch Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Gerald Clayton Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2015

Gerard Clayton Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2020

John and Gerald Clayton Interview by Bob Danziger, 2017

Gilad Hekselman Blindfold Test, 2019

Giovanni Guidi Blindfold Test at Umbria Jazz Festival, 2019

GoGo Penguin Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2016

Gregoire Maret Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2016

Herbie Hancock Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2015

James Francies Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Jana Herzen Motéma Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Jazzmeia Horn Blindfold Test at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2018

JD Allen Blindfold Test, 2017

Joe Henry Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2016

John Beasley Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Jonathan Scales Interview by Bob Danziger, 2019

Jose James Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2015

Kenny Barron Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Kurt Elling Blindfold Test at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2018

Mary Halvorson Blindfold Test, 2017

Mary Halvorson Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Matt Garrison Blindfold Test, 2017

Matt Wilson Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Mike McGinnis Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Noah Haidu Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Noah Preminger Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Pedrito Martinez Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Quiana Lynell Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Regina Carter Interview by Dan Ouellette and Bob Danziger, 2019

Ron Carter Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2008 (Part 1)

Ron Carter Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2008 (Part 2)

Rudy Royston Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2016

Shabaka Hutchings Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2017

Shabaka Hutchings Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2012

Shabaka Hutchings Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Stephen Prutsman Interview by Bob Danziger, 2019

Sullivan Fortner Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2015

Terence Blanchard Blindfold Test, 2015

Thana Alexa Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2020

Tigran Hamasyan Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2015

Uri Caine and Mark Helias Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Victor Pichardo Interview by Bob Danziger, 2019

Victor Wooten Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Vijay Iyer Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2016

Wadada Leo Smith Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Wynton Marsalis Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2007 (Part 1)

Wynton Marsalis Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2007 (Part 2)



Listed Alphabetically by Last Name.  Listed Alphabetically by First Name Above.

 

Ambrose Akinmusire Blindfold Test at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2017

Thana Alexa Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2020

JD Allen Blindfold Test, 2017

Kenny Barron Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

John Beasley Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Terence Blanchard Blindfold Test, 2015

Carla Bley Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Uri Caine Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Regina Carter Interview by Dan Ouellette and Bob Danziger, 2019

Ron Carter Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2008 (Part 1)

Ron Carter Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2008 (Part 2)

Gerald Clayton Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2015

Gerard Clayton Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2020

John and Gerald Clayton Interview by Bob Danziger, 2017

Chick Corea Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2015

Chick Corea Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Bob Danziger Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Akua Dixon Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Kurt Elling Blindfold Test at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2018

Sullivan Fortner Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2015

James Francies Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Matt Garrison Blindfold Test, 2017

GoGo Penguin Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2016

Giovanni Guidi Blindfold Test at Umbria Jazz Festival, 2019

Noah Haidu Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Mary Halvorson Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Mary Halvorson Blindfold Test, 2017

 

Tigran Hamasyan Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2015

Herbie Hancock Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2015

Gilad Hekselman Blindfold Test, 2019

Mark Helias Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Cory Henry Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Joe Henry Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2016

Fred Hersch Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Art Hirahara Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2016

Derrick Hodge Interview, by Bob Danziger (2019);

Jazzmeia Horn Blindfold Test at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2018

Shabaka Hutchings Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2017

Shabaka Hutchings Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2012

Shabaka Hutchings Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Abdullah Ibrahim Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Ethan Iverson Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Vijay Iyer Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2016

Jose James Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2015

Angelique Kidjo Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Quiana Lynell Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Gregoire Maret Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2016

Branford Marsalis Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Wynton Marsalis Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2007 (Part 1)

Wynton Marsalis Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2007 (Part 2)

Pedrito Martinez Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Mike McGinnis Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Andre Menard Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Allison Miller Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Allison Miller Interview by Dan Ouellette and Bob Danziger, 2019

Bob Mintzer Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2020

Jana Herzen Motéma Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Bob Neuwirth Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Arturo O’Farrill Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2016

Aaron Parks Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2015

Aaron Parks Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2018

Victor Pichardo Interview by Bob Danziger, 2019

Noah Preminger Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Stephen Prutsman Interview by Bob Danziger, 2019

Rudy Royston Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2016

Cecile McLorin Salvant Interview at North Sea Jazz Festival, 2016

Antonio Sanchez Blindfold Test at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 2019

Christian Sands Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Christian Sands – 2020  and 2021 Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence

Jonathan Scales Interview by Bob Danziger, 2019

Doctor Lonnie Smith Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Wadada Leo Smith Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2019

Craig Taborn Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Matt Wilson Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017

Victor Wooten Interview by Dan Ouellette, 2017