jump to navigation

Mike Chimeri Show Interviews

Here is every Mike Chimeri Show interview, and one not from the show, from the first to the last, in reverse chronological order.  The descriptions (except for Nelson Rangell’s interview) are taken from the old MikeChimeri.com, as written between 2005 and 2008, with corrections or updated text added in 2012.

Dave Lefkowitz Interview IV, Part 1 (December 22, 2006)
Dave Lefkowitz Interview IV, Part 2 (December 22, 2006)
Dave Lefkowitz was my last guest in the interview segment.  In this two-part final interview, we discuss the usual stuff–theater–as well as the 200th episode of “Dave’s Gone By,” his upcoming New Year’s Eve special on WGBB-AM, his other show at the time on WUSB.FM, and best wishes for my future.
This interview was recorded December 8, 2006.

Ken Navarro Interview, Part 1 (December 15, 2006)
Ken Navarro Interview, Part 2 (December 15, 2006)
Guitarist Ken Navarro was the last musician I interviewed for “The Mike Chimeri Show.”  In this two-part interview, Ken and I discuss how he got into music, his years as a Los Angeles session guitarist, the experience of recording his first album (“The River Flows”) in the Fall of 1989 and its release in 1990, “The Meeting Place” (his current album at the time), and his record label Positive Music.  Visit Ken’s website for any other new information not listed here.
This interview was recorded December 1, 2006.

Debi Derryberry Interview II (December 8, 2006)
Voiceover actress and children’s singer Debi Derryberry returned to talk about her debut children’s album, “What A Way To Play!”, her role in an upcoming animated movie called “The Legend of Secret Pass,” and her holiday plans.
This interview was recorded November 17, 2006, following David Benoit.

David Benoit Interview IV (December 1, 2006)
In David Benoit’s fourth appearance, we talk about his “Full Circle” album and his appearance on the Rippingtons’ “20th Anniversary” album.  We also discuss his recent and upcoming appearances and tours.
This interview was recorded November 17, 2006.

Thom Huge Interview III (November 17, 2006)
Thom Huge (HUE-ghee) visited for the third time.  This time, Thom talked about his new job as Director of the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, Wyoming; his side job in an
acoustic/folk/bluegrass/blues music trio featuring his wife; and his trip to California earlier in the year to catch up with his old friend from “Garfield,” Desiree Goyette.  He even took time share a joke and discuss his plans for Thanksgiving.
This interview was recorded November 3, 2006, from home.  It was the last interview recorded at home.

Nelson Rangell Interview (unaired)
This interview with Nelson is exclusive to the new MikeChimeri.com.  It was my second attempt at recording an interview from home, using a telephone hybrid.  Unfortunately, the audio quality from it was poor and I didn’t have a mixer to record through.  (I got one at Sam Ash a week later.)  There was a very loud hum on Nelson’s end, which I tried to edit out in Adobe Audition.  The edit muffled the hum, but also muffled Nelson.  It’s a good interview nonetheless despite its short length.
Nelson was a few days away from performing at the IMAC in Huntington.  His latest album at the time was “Soul to Souls.”  For more on Nelson, check out his website.
The interview was recorded October 3, 2006, following Brad Sherwood.

Brad Sherwood Interview II (November 10, 2006)
Actor Brad Sherwood, notably of “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, returned to discuss what he had been up to since our first interview in May 2005. Four months after this interview, Brad would appear with Colin Mochrie at the 2007 Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C.
This interview was recorded October 3, 2006, from home.  I apologize for the hum on Brad’s end.  My end of the interview was re-recorded October 22, 2006.

Russ Freeman Interview II (October 27, 2006)
Guitarist Russ Freeman of the Rippingtons returned to talk about the Ripps’ “20th Anniversary” CD and tour, and gave an update on the latest at Peak Records.
This interview was recorded September 29, 2006, with the intent to air on October 25.

Bob James Interview (October 20, 2006)
In this landmark interview, pianist Bob James and I discuss the highlights of his early days in contemporary jazz and his present day projects.  Bob’s latest albums are “Urban Flamingo” and “Angels Of Shanghai.”  “Angels Of Shanghai” was only available as an import at the time, but was released in North America on Koch Records on April 10, 2007.  He is also the lead man for the band Fourplay and their latest album at the time was “X” (Ten).
For more on Bob James, including any albums or projects since this interview that aren’t listed here, visit his official website.
This interview was recorded September 27, 2006–following Russell Ferrante–with the intent to air on October 18.

Russell Ferrante Interview (October 13, 2006 – web only)
Pianist Russell Ferrante of the band Yellowjackets stopped by to talk about 25 years of Yellowjackets and their CD/DVD, their current release at the time, “Twenty Five.”  “Lifecycle” was released on May 20, 2008.
For more on Russell and Yellowjackets, including any new information or projects not listed here, visit the official Yellowjackets website.
This interview was recorded September 27, 2006, with the intent to air on October 11, as I had no clue my show would move to a new day.  I forgot to bring a CD I had burned at home that had Russell’s interview on it.  So, I was not able to air the interview.  This was a rare lapse in judgment.  To Heads Up and to Russell for my “bonehead move”–as I referred to it on the air–I sincerely apologize.

Matt Marshak Interview (October 4, 2006)
Guitarist Matt Marshak–a Long Island native–was nice enough to drop by on this day.  His latest album at the time was “Groovosphere.”  “On The Rocks” was released in early 2008.  Visit his website for any new information since this interview.
This interview was recorded September 25, 2006, and was the last interview to air on a Wednesday.

Joyce Cooling Interview II, Part 1 (September 27, 2006)
Joyce Cooling Interview II, Part 2 (September 27, 2006)
Guitarist Joyce Cooling returned to talk about how she has been since the first interview, to discuss “Revolving Door,” and to raise awareness about mental illness (and thanks to me, Autism Spectrum Disorders).
This interview was recorded September 8, 2006.

Gerald Albright Interview II (September 20, 2006)
Saxophonist (and occasional bass player) Gerald Albright returned to talk about his summer of touring and to further promote “New Beginnings.”
This interview was recorded August 23, 2006, and was the only good thing to come out of what turned into show #166A.

Lee Ritenour Interview II (September 13, 2006)
This interview was recorded August 10, 2006, following Dan Siegel.  The pre-interview apology was recorded August 14.

Peter White Interview II (September 6, 2006)
Guitarist Peter White returned to talk about what he’s been up to, what’s forthcoming, and to promote “Playin’ Favorites.”  Since this interview, “Peter White Christmas” with Mindi Abair and Rick Braun was released.
This interview was recorded August 9, 2006.

Dan Siegel Interview II (August 30, 2006)
Pianist/keyboardist Dan Siegel returned to let us know how things are and to promote his new album, “Departure.”
This interview was recorded August 10, 2006.

Lisa Hilton Interview II (August 23, 2006)
Pianist Lisa Hilton returned for a second interview to let us know how things were going and to promote her latest CD at the time, “Midnight in Manhattan.”
This interview was recorded August 8, 2006, the street date for “Midnight in Manhattan.”

Jay Rowe Interview, Part 1 (August 16, 2006)
Jay Rowe Interview, Part 2 (August 16, 2006)
Keyboardist Jay Rowe has worked with artists like Marion Meadows, Ken Navarro, Nelson Rangell, and Chieli Minucci/Special EFX.  For more on Jay, including a full list of albums before and after this interview, visit his website.
Unfortunately, since this interview aired, the Musicians For A Cause cruise was canceled.
This interview was recorded August 7, 2006, and was the first one recorded since March 28.

Jon Kaiman Interview (May 27, 2006, during the WCWP 88.1 FM live broadcast from Bar Beach Park in Port Washington, NY)
This was a live impromptu interview with Jon Kaiman, the North Hempstead Town Supervisor.  It was a pleasure to conduct and a pleasure to meet him.
If you hear any audio problems, there is nothing wrong with the file.  The feed from Bar Beach [since renamed North Hempstead Beach Park] was sent back to WCWP via ISDN and streamed live through that feed.

Gregg Karukas Interview (April 26, 2006)
Keyboardist Gregg Karukas’ latest album at the time was “Looking Up.”  For more, including any new releases since this interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded March 28, 2006, and was the last one to be recorded until August 7, and to air until August 16.

David Benoit Interview III (April 19, 2006)
This was the 50th interview overall and the third appearance for David Benoit.  At the time, he had just finished “Full Circle,” which was released in June 2006. This interview was recorded March 21, 2006.

Mindi Abair Interview III (April 12, 2006)
Mindi Abair returned for a third time to promote “Life Less Ordinary” and the interview was a blast.  Listen for yourself.
This interview was recorded March 14, 2006, following Nick Colionne.

Nick Colionne Interview (April 5, 2006)
Guitarist Nick Colionne stopped by on this day for a short, but sweet interview.  For more on Nick, visit his website.
This interview was recorded March 14, 2006, following Dave Lefkowitz.

Dave Lefkowitz Interview III (March 29, 2006)
Dave Lefkowitz makes his third appearance for this show.  As usual, we talk about all things theater.
This interview was recorded March 14, 2006.  It was intended to run in its entirety, but became two parts to avoid alienating listeners.  The tease for part two, as heard when it aired, was taken from the tease for part three of the Billy West Interview.  The words “…with Billy West” were removed.

Steve Briody Interview (March 22, 2006)
Steve Briody (BRY-dee) is a contemporary jazz guitarist.  His latest, and second, album is “Keep On Talkin’.”  The album was produced by–and features–Bill Heller of the Rippingtons,  For more on Steve, including any new releases or projects since this interview, check out his website.
This interview was recorded March 2, 2006, during a minor winter storm.

Richard Elliot Interview (March 15, 2006)
In this interview, saxophonist Richard Elliot discusses his career from its beginnings to his latest album at the time, “Metro Blue,” the first album with ARTizen Music Group.  On August 28, 2007, Richard’s collaborative album with Rick Braun, “RnR,” was released.  For more on Richard, including any new info since this interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded February 21, 2006.

Tom Scott Interview (March 8, 2006)
Saxophonist Tom Scott has been a giant in the world of jazz for many years.  His latest album at the time was “Bebop United.”  “Cannon Re-Loaded: All-Star Celebration of Cannonball Adderley” was released on February 12, 2008.  For more on Tom, including any new information since this interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded February 16, 2006.

Jay Beckenstein Interview II (March 1, 2006)
Jay Beckenstein, saxophonist with Spyro Gyra, returned for a second interview.  In this interview, we promote “Wrapped in a Dream,” talk about Tom Schuman’s “Deep Chill,” Jay’s “Eye Contact,” and Jay’s friendship with Chieli Minucci.
This interview was recorded February 7, 2006.

Thom Huge Interview II (February 22, 2006)
Thom Huge (HUE-ghee) was nice enough to make a return visit to our show.  Unfortunately, the interview was hardly heard when it was supposed to air.  Over the air, the audio quality seemed garbled.  However, during playback while editing the show’s aircheck, the audio was fine.  It was also fine over the web.  Live and learn, I guess.  Luckily, you get to hear the interview in its entirety here.
This interview was recorded January 16, 2006, following Bill Heller.

Paul Taylor Interview (February 15, 2006)
Visit Paul Taylor’s website.  My apologies for the way I struck out on a few questions.
This interview was recorded January 10, 2006.

John Patitucci Interview (February 8, 2006)
Bassist John Patitucci has performed with many artists of different instruments.  His album “Line by Line” was released in September 2006.  For more on John, that album, and any other albums or projects since this interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded January 6, 2006.

Bill Heller Interview (February 1, 2006)
Bill Heller is the keyboardist for the Rippingtons and has produced and appeared on guitarist Steve Briody’s albums.
The day this interview aired, Bill appeared with John Favicchia’s band, the Dharma All Stars, at D.J. Rider’s (then the Funky Munky Lounge) in Oceanside, New York.
This interview was recorded January 16, 2006.

Brian Simpson Interview (January 25, 2006)
Brian Simpson is the keyboardist and Music Director for Dave Koz.  His latest solo album at the time was “It’s All Good.”  The title track features Koz.  “Above The Clouds” was released on August 28, 2007.
Check out his website for any new information since this interview.
Midway through the interview, I accidentally call Brian “Dave Koz.”  Oops!
This interview was recorded January 4, 2006.

Brian Hughes Interview (January 18, 2006)
Guitarist Brian Hughes has performed as a solo artist for over 15 years and with Loreena McKennitt for almost 20 years.  His live album, “Live,” was released in August 2007.  For any new information since this interview, go to Brian’s website.
This interview was recorded January 3, 2006.

Harry Miller Interview (January 11, 2006)
Pianist Harry Miller stopped by to discuss his career and his latest album at the time, “Jazz Beauty Supply.”  Check out his website for any new information since this interview.
This interview was recorded December 15, 2005.

Jeff Kashiwa Interview (January 4, 2006)
Contemporary jazz saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa was with the Rippingtons from “Welcome to the St. James Club” in 1990 through “Black Diamond” in 1997.  He also appeared on the Rippingtons’ “20th Anniversary” album and tour.  His latest solo album at the time was “Peace of Mind.”  “Play” was released on July 31, 2007.
For more on Jeff, including any albums released or other projects since this interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded December 13, 2005.

Gerald Albright Interview (December 28, 2005)
Gerald Albright is primarily a contemporary jazz saxophonist, but has also performed with a number of pop artists like Phil Collins.  In the interview, we talk about his 2004 album “Kickin’ It Up,” even though we were a few months away from the release of “New Beginnings.”  For more on Gerald, including any albums released since this interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded December 8, 2005.

Mindi Abair Interview II (December 21, 2005)
Mindi was nice enough to come back on the show.  She was in the middle of touring for Peter White Christmas with herself, Peter, and Rick Braun.
This interview was recorded November 29, 2005, following Mike Bono.

Mike Bono Interview (December 14, 2005)
Mike Bono was an On-Camera Meteorologist at The Weather Channel for many years.  He is currently the Chief Meteorologist at Capital News 9 YNN (Your News Now) in Albany, New York.  The two people I mention in the interview are Chazz Abel and Matt Marron and their website is TWC Classics.  Matt now solely maintains that site.
This interview, as I say at one point, was recorded November 29, 2005.

Tom Schuman Interview (November 30, 2005)
Tom Schuman is the pianist and keyboardist for Spyro Gyra.  He is also a solo artist.  His solo album, “Deep Chill,” was released in January 2006, and the Spyro Gyra album, “Wrapped in a Dream,” was released a month later.
For the latest on Tom, including any albums released since this interview, visit his (JazzBridge’s) or Spyro Gyra’s website.
This interview was recorded November 15, 2005.

Dave Lefkowitz Interview II (November 23, 2005)
In Dave’s return interview, we talk about the world of theater and his two radio shows.  I also accidentally call him “Dave’s Gone By.”  Oops!  This interview was recorded November 9, 2005.

Frank Bielec Interview (November 16, 2005)
Frank Bielec is was a designer on the TLC show, “Trading Spaces” and the co-creator of Mosey ‘n Me.
This interview was recorded October 26, 2005.  Special thanks to Discovery Networks and George Neighbors for granting me permission to do this interview.

Lisa Hilton Interview (November 9, 2005)
Lisa Hilton is a pianist and composer.  Her latest album at the time was “My Favorite Things: Everyone’s Jazz Favorites.”  For more on Lisa, including any albums released since this interview, visit her website.
This interview was recorded October 5, 2005.

John Favicchia Interview (November 2, 2005)
Drummer John Favicchia heads up the band the Dharma All Stars.  For more, including any albums or projects since this interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded September 21, 2005, following Jason Cascone and Darlene Johnson.

Jason Cascone/Darlene [London] Johnson Interview (October 26, 2005)
At the time, Jason Cascone and Darlene Johnson were the hosts of “So, You Wanna Job…” on WebRadio WCWP.  In addition, they were counselors at the Professional Experience & Career Planning (PEP) Office at C.W. Post.  Jason was the Senior Associate Director of Career Development for the PEP Office, while Darlene was a Senior Career Counselor.  Jason still holds that position.  Darlene now works at the College at Old Westbury.
This interview was recorded September 21, 2005, in what is now Studio One at WCWP.

Eric Marienthal Interview (October 19, 2005)
Contemporary jazz saxophonist Eric Marienthal has recorded many solo albums over the years.  His latest at the time was “Got You Covered!”  He was also in the Chick Corea Elektric Band and, more recently, with the Rippingtons.  “Just Around The Corner” was released on October 16, 2007.  For more, including any albums released since this interview, visit Eric’s website.
This interview was recorded September 16, 2005.

Debi Derryberry Interview (October 12, 2005)
One of Debi Derryberry’s many voices is that of Jimmy Neutron on “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.”  At the time, she was with a country band called Honey Pig.  They have since disbanded.  For more on Debi, including any other projects since this interview, visit her website.
This interview was recorded September 14, 2005.  The Columbus Day reference initially threw Debi off.

Carolyn Lawrence Interview (October 5, 2005)
Carolyn Lawrence is the voice of Sandy Cheeks on “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and Cindy Vortex on “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.”  For more of her voices and her work, including any other projects since this interview, visit her website.
This interview was recorded September 9, 2005.  Since this interview, “Jimmy Neutron” was canceled.

Tara Strong Interview (September 28, 2005)
Voiceover actress Tara Strong has many voices to her credit.  They include Timmy Turner on “The Fairly OddParents.”  For more on Tara, including any other projects since this interview, visit her website.
This interview was recorded September 8, 2005.  Since this interview, “The Fairly OddParents” was canceled.  “The Fairly OddParents” was briefly canceled, but returned in 2008 with Tara adding Baby Poof to her credits.

Craig Chaquico Interview (September 21, 2005)
Craig Chaquico is a contemporary jazz guitarist, as well as the former lead guitarist for Jefferson Starship and Starship.  His latest album at the time were “Midnight Noon” and “Holiday.”  For more, including any albums released since the interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded August 31, 2005, following Colin Mochrie.  On that day, we had no idea that 2005 would be as record-setting a Hurricane season as it was.

Colin Mochrie Interview (September 14, 2005)
Colin Mochrie was a performer on the British and American versions of “Whose Line is it Anyway?”  He was also a performer on “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show” on Comedy Central.  At the time, he could be seen with his wife, Deb McGrath, in a Canadian sitcom called “Getting Along Famously.”
On March 28, 2007, Colin appeared with Brad Sherwood at the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C.  For more on Colin, including any other projects since this interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded August 31, 2005.

Lee Ritenour Interview (September 7, 2005)
Lee Ritenour’s latest album at the time–both on CD and DVD–was called “Overtime.”  There are songs on the CD that aren’t on the DVD, and vice versa.  Since then, he recorded a new album, “Smoke ‘n’ Mirrors,” which was released in August 2006.  For more on Lee, including any other albums or projects since this interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded August 11, 2005.

Mindi Abair Interview (August 31, 2005)
Mindi Abair is a contemporary jazz saxophonist and vocalist.  Her latest album at the time was “Come As You Are.”  For the latest on Mindi, including any albums released since this interview, visit her website.
This interview was recorded July 28, 2005, following Chuck Loeb.

Chuck Loeb Interview (August 24, 2005)
Chuck Loeb is a contemporary jazz guitarist.  He was part of the band Steps Ahead and is currently with Metro.  Primarily, however, he is a solo artist.  His latest album at the time was “When I’m With You.”  For the latest on Chuck, including any albums released since this interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded July 28, 2005.

Dave Lefkowitz Interview, Part 1 (August 17, 2005)
Dave Lefkowitz Interview, Part 2 (August 17, 2005)
Dave Lefkowitz is was the host of “Dave’s Gone By” on WGBB-AM on Long Island.  He also writes for the theater publication “Performing Arts Insider.”  For the latest information on Dave–including his move to Greeley, Colorado–check out the “Dave’s Gone By” website.
This interview was recorded July 5, 2005, following Russ Freeman.

David Benoit Interview II (August 10, 2005)
David Benoit returned for another interview.  Among the topics, conducting, how he got into music, his soon to be released (at the time) album “Orchestral Stories” (I mispronounced “Orchestral”), and a particular memory from touring.
This interview was recorded July 13, 2005.

Russ Freeman Interview (August 3, 2005)
Russ Freeman is the guitarist and lead man for the Rippingtons.  At the time, Russ was promoting the Ripps’ “Wild Card” album.  For the latest information, including any albums released since this interview, visit the Rippingtons website.
This interview was recorded July 5, 2005.

Chieli Minucci Interview (July 27, 2005)
Contemporary jazz guitarist Chieli Minucci has performed with many musicians and scored music for numerous TV shows.  He and the late George Jinda created the band Special EFX.  At the time, Chieli was promoting his solo album, “Got It Goin’ On!”  For the latest information, including any albums released since this interview, check out Chieli’s website.
This interview was recorded June 30, 2005.

Dan Siegel Interview (July 20, 2005)
Contemporary jazz pianist Dan Siegel’s solo career spans over 25 years.  He also had a band called Birds of a Feather, which released three albums between 1987 and 1997.  At the time, he was promoting “Inside Out.”
For the latest information, including any albums released since this interview, visit his official website.
This interview was recorded June 27, 2005.

Jay Beckenstein Interview (July 13, 2005)
Jay Beckenstein is the lead man and saxophonist for Spyro Gyra.  At the time Spyro Gyra’s latest album was “The Deep End,” but they were working on their next album “Wrapped in a Dream,” which was released on February 28, 2006.
For the latest information on Jay and Spyro Gyra, including any album releases since this interview, go to the band’s official website.
This interview was recorded June 15, 2005, following Peter White.

Peter White Interview (July 6, 2005)
Contemporary jazz guitarist Peter White had previously backed up many artists, including Al Stewart, before going solo in 1990.  Peter’s latest album at the time was “Confidential.  For the latest information, including any albums released since this interview, go to Peter’s website.
This interview was recorded June 15, 2005.

Brad Rutter Interview (June 29, 2005)
Brad Rutter was a five time “Jeopardy!” champion in 2000, won their Tournament of Champions in 2001, won the “Million Dollar Masters” tournament in 2002, and won the “Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions” on May 25, 2005.  At the time, Brad also hosted a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, TV quiz show called “Inquizitive.”  He has since moved to Hollywood, California, and become an actor.
This interview was recorded June 1, 2005.

Billy West Interview, Part 1 (June 22, 2005)
Billy West Interview, Part 2 (June 22, 2005)
Billy West Interview, Part 3 (June 22, 2005)
Billy West’s voiceover credits include Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in “Space Jam”; the original voice of Doug Funnie and Roger Klotz on “Doug”; the second voice of Ren and the original voice of Stimpy on “Ren and Stimpy”; and Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg, and Zapp Brannigan on “Futurama.”
This interview was recorded May 26, 2005.

Joyce Cooling Interview (June 15, 2005)
Contemporary jazz guitarist Joyce Cooling has had four albums since 1997: “Playing It Cool,” “Keeping Cool,” “Third Wish,” and “This Girl’s Got To Play.”  At the time, she was working on her fifth album, “Revolving Door,” which would not be released until September 2006.
She also has a previously unreleased album out called “Cameo.”  For the latest information, including any albums released since this interview, go to Joyce’s website.
This interview was recorded May 25, 2005.

Jeff Lorber Interview (June 8, 2005)
Contemporary jazz pianist Jeff Lorber made his debut in 1977 with the Jeff Lorber Fusion.  He has been solo since 1982.  His latest album at the time of this interview was “Flipside.”
For the latest information, including any albums released since this interview, go to Jeff’s website.
This interview was recorded May 19, 2005.

Thom Huge Interview, Part 1 (June 1, 2005)
Thom Huge Interview, Part 2 (June 1, 2005)
Thom Huge (HUE-ghee) was the voice of Jon Arbuckle and others in the “Garfield” TV specials and on “Garfield and Friends.”  At the time, Thom was the News Director for the Big Horn Radio Network and KODI-AM in Cody, Wyoming.  He retired from that position on November 3, 2006, to become the Director of the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale.
This interview was recorded May 13, 2005, while Thom was under the weather.

Brad Sherwood Interview (May 25, 2005)
Brad Sherwood was a performer on the British and American versions of “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” as well as “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show.”  He was a panelist on the 2000-2002 version of “To Tell the Truth.”  And he has played various characters on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” since Jay’s run began in 1992.
Since the interview first aired, “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show” was picked up by Comedy Central and aired in Fall 2005.  It was not picked up for a second season.  On March 28, 2007, Brad appeared with Colin Mochrie at the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C.
This interview was recorded May 11, 2005.  As with the first David Benoit interview, I apologize for this one.  My interview skills gradually improve from here.

Laura Day Interview (May 18, 2005)
At the time of this interview, Laura Day was a designer on “Trading Spaces” and “Trading Spaces: Family.”  She has her own company called Laura Day Design Her website is Laura Day Living.
This interview was recorded May 12, 2005.

David Benoit Interview (May 5, 2004)
The first interview conducted was with contemporary jazz pianist David Benoit.  Since the interview, Benoit joined Peak Records, an affiliate of Concord Records, which has a children’s division.  And rather than do a children’s CD, he made an orchestral CD called “Orchestral Stories.”  For the latest David Benoit information and albums released after this interview, visit his website.
This interview was recorded April 28, 2004.  My apologies for the way it was poorly conducted.  It was my first interview, I was nervous, and I had just written up the questions within the hour.

Advertisements

Comments»

1. …and we’re off! « MikeChimeri.com - May 22, 2012

[…] Mike Chimeri Show Interviews […]

2. Dharma All Stars recap 8 | MikeChimeri.com - January 19, 2015

[…] Mike Chimeri Show Interviews […]

3. Brian Simpson concert recap 3 (7PM show) | MikeChimeri.com - February 17, 2015

[…] Mike Chimeri Show Interviews […]

4. Yellowjackets at Birdland | MikeChimeri.com - April 25, 2016

[…] Mike Chimeri Show Interviews […]

5. SJFS 2016 Night 1 recap | MikeChimeri.com - May 4, 2016

[…] Mike Chimeri Show Interviews […]

6. Chick Corea Elektric Band at Blue Note | MikeChimeri.com - October 21, 2016

[…] Mike Chimeri Show Interviews […]

7. Albums by Sidemen | MikeChimeri.com - September 4, 2017

[…] Mike Chimeri Show Interviews […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: