Port Folio Weekly




Interviews with Claire Lynch, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Rideout, Noel Paul Stookey, Hal Ketchum, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls, Lonnie Liston Smith, Clarence Clemons, Jane Monheit, General Norman Johnson, Kathy Mattea, Christine Lavin, Bill Staines, Cheryl Bentyne, Dianne Reeves, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger of The Mammals, Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Carrie Newcomer, Vince Gill, Peter Rowan, Jerry Douglas, Steve Bassett, Gove Scrivenor, Michael McDonald, Mike Seeger, Dave Mallett, Peter Frampton, Kathleen Grace, Christian McBride, Marvin Hamlisch, Randy Brecker, Livingston Taylor and more; plus reviews, political commentary and other articles published in 2007.


Interviews with Bruce Hornsby, Stephen Stills, Loudon Wainwright III, John Gorka, Robert Jospe, Marcia Ball, Steve March Torme, Mavis Staples, Janis Ian, Kurt Elling, Patti Austin, John Abercrombie, Mark O'Connor, David Russell, Arturo O'Farrill, Natalie MacMaster, James Moody, Tommy Malone of the Subdudes, Poco's Rusty Young, Chris Hillman, George Benson, Richie Havens, Erin Bode, David Grisman and more; plus a whole slew of CD, DVD and concert reviews; lots of political commentary and other articles published in 2006.


Interviews with Ruth Brown, Ken Peplowski, Freddy Cole, Chris Brubeck, David "Fathead" Newman, Michelle Phillips, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tierney Sutton, Gary Burton, Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra, John Hammond, Lucinda Williams, poet Miller Williams, Grady Tate, Dick Smothers, Stanley Jordan, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Roy Book Binder, Jo Dee Messina, Judy Collins and more; plus tons of CD and DVD reviews, columns and political commentary, and other articles published in 2005.


Interviews with James Galway, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Graeme Edge of The Moody Blues, Monica Mancini, Glenn Tilbrook, Brian Auger, Arlo Guthrie, Chicago guitarist Keith Howland, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ricky Skaggs, John Pizzarelli, Russell Ferrante of Yellowjackets, Bobby Vinton and more; plus lots of reviews, columns and other articles published in 2004.

- 2003 -

"20 Who've Made a Difference: Karen Scherberger"
December 23, 2003
Karen Scherberger, Executive Director of Norfolk Festevents, Ltd.

"20 Who've Made a Difference: Bobby Scott"
December 23, 2003
Bobby Scott, Member of Congress from Virginia's 3rd District

"20 Who've Made a Difference: Blake Cullen"
December 23, 2003
Blake Cullen, Sports and Jazz Impresario

December 16, 2003
Reviews of The Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter; Ian Anderson's Rupi's Dance and The Jethro Tull Christmas Album; and What's Wrong With This Picture? by Van Morrison.

"Playing For Peanuts"
December 9, 2003
John Dixon, executive director of Norfolk's Academy of Music, talks about his life and the power of music.

"Jim Newsom's Favorite Albums of the last 20 years"
December 9, 2003
As Port Folio Weekly celebrates its 20th anniversary, Jim Newsom lists his favorite albums of the last 20 years.

"Winter Music Issue: Jazz CD Reviews"
December 9, 2003
Reviews of jazz CDs: Jimmy Cobb's Mob - Cobb's Groove; Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Word of Mouth Revisited; Yellowjackets - Peace Round; Count Basie - America's #1 Band; Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions; Headhunters - Evolution Revolution; Children on the Corner - Rebirth.

"Inside the Music"
December 9, 2003
Reviews of Ben Sidran's autobiography, A Life in the Music; and All Shook Up by Glenn Altschuler.

"Winter Reading: Book Review"
December 2, 2003
A review of Al Franken's best seller, LIES and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them.

"Philly Boys to Reunite at Jazz on Granby"
November 11, 2003
Talking with jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker and pianist Marc Copland.

"Inside the Animated Imagination of Tim Hagans"
November 4, 2003
An interview with jazz trumpeter Tim Hagans.

"Jazz Scene: New Nostalgia"
November 4, 2003
Reviews of Abracadabra by Soft Works and the Modern Jazz Quartet's Complete Prestige & Pablo Recordings box set, plus local jazz happenings.

"Recordings: Jazz Reviews"
November 4, 2003
Reviews of: Charlie Byrd - Solo Flight; Kurt Elling - Man in the Air; The Manhattan Transfer - Couldn't Be Hotter.

"Best Rock/Pop Concert Space: The Norva"
October 28, 2003
Best of Hampton Roads winner.

"Best Historic Building: St. Paul's Episcopal Church"
October 28, 2003
Best of Hampton Roads winner.

"The Many Sides of a One-name Man"
October 21, 2003
An interview with midwestern folksinger/songwriter Johnsmith.

"Peace, Love and Misunderstanding"
October 7, 2003
A review of Crosby, Stills & Nash's performance in Virginia Beach.

"Jazz Scene: Granby Street Blues"
October 7, 2003
The end of Norfolk's Blues Alley Jazz Bistro, and other local jazz happenings.

"The Many Sides of Maria"
September 30, 2003
Maria Muldaur discusses her jazz side and Peggy Lee.

"A Virginia Girl at Heart"
September 23, 2003
An interview with Keely Smith prior to her induction into the Legends of Music Walk of Fame.

"Who Put the 'H' in Rhondel?"
September 16, 2003
An interview with Beach Music masters Bill Deal and Ammon Tharp.

"A Fresh Crop of Local Legends Gets Its Stars"
September 9, 2003
The City of Norfolk adds five area natives to its Legends of Music Walk of Fame.

"Jazz Scene: Prodigies and Legends"
September 9, 2003
The local jazz scene in Norfolk and the Hampton Roads region.

"Fall Arts Preview: Music - Jazz"
September 2, 2003
Good stuff coming to town this fall.

"In The Folk Tradition Turns 25"
August 26, 2003
A celebration of 25 years of folk music on Hampton Roads public radio.

"The Train Keeps Movin'"
August 19, 2003
An interview with Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary.

"Young Mr. Coltrane"
August 12, 2003
An interview with jazz saxophonist Ravi Coltrane.

"Back to Byrd-Land"
August 12, 2003
Tommy Newsom talks about his friendship with guitarist Charlie Byrd.

"Kenny Rankin, By Himself"
August 12, 2003
An interview with jazz singer Kenny Rankin.

"A Taste of the Local Jazz Scene"
August 12, 2003
Jim Newsom Quartet, Odd Bop Quartet, Steve Nygaard and the Birdland Express, and the Jazz Norfolk All Star Jam Session.

"Jazz Scene: Jazz Norfolk and Beyond"
August 5, 2003
Jazz Norfolk, Steve Smith & Buddy's Buddies, Maynard Ferguson reissues, and local jazz events.

"Beyond the 9-to-5"
July 29, 2003
Flashback to 1983: Jim Newsom, then and now.

"A Hard Habit to Break"
July 15, 2003
An interview with Robert Lamm of Chicago.

"Jazz Scene: Swing Into Jazz Norfolk"
July 8, 2003
Scheduled performers for August's Jazz Norfolk, Todi Music Fest and local jazz happenings.

"Rollin' at the Roper"
July 8, 2003
The Jazz on Granby series for fall, 2003.

"The People's Choice"
July 1, 2003
An interview with Grand Funk Railroad drummer Don Brewer.

"You've Got an Old Friend"
June 24, 2003
A review of James Taylor's concert in Virginia Beach.

"Starting Small in the Record Biz"
June 24, 2003
Small is Beautiful: The VSOJAZ record label.

"On the Verge of Big"
June 24, 2003
Small is Beautiful: Stewart's Kitchen bakery.

"Pop. 120"
June 24, 2003
Small is Beautiful: The village of Zuni, Virginia.

"Summer Music: Jazz CD Reviews"
June 10, 2003
CD Reviews: Ravi Coltrane - Mad 6; Mark Winkler - Sings Bobby Troupe; Yellowjackets - Time Squared; Abdullah Ibrahim - African Magic; Stefon Harris - The Grand Unification Theory.

"Summer Music: More CD Reviews"
June 10, 2003
CD Reviews: Leo Kottke - Instrumentals: Best of the Capitol Years and Instrumentals: Best of the Chrysalis Years; James Taylor - The Best of James Taylor; Mott the Hoople - Greatest Hits; Sly & the Family Stone - The Essential Sly & the Family Stone.

"Jazz Scene: Channeling Ella"
June 3, 2003
Rene Marie's Live at Jazz Standard and local jazz happenings in Norfolk and Hampton Roads.

"Watching Norfolk Come To Life"
May 20, 2003
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Port Folio Weekly with a personal remembrance of Norfolk, then and now.

"In the Swing of Things"
May 13, 2003
The Woody Herman Orchestra performs at the Virginia Arts Festival.

"Jazz Scene: The Voice in the Music"
May 6, 2003
Dixie Chicks, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, Marian McPartland, and the local jazz scene in Norfolk and the Hampton Roads region.

"The Nature of Curiosity"
April 29, 2003
Herbie Hancock collaborator and conductor Robert Sadin talks about crossing musical boundaries and delving into Gershwin's World.

"Playing Outside the Box"
April 29, 2003
An interview with jazz saxophone legend Sonny Rollins.

"Uncle Tommy Brings It Home"
April 22, 2003
An interview with Tommy Newsom, former saxophonist/arranger/assistant conductor of the Tonight Show band from 1962-92.

"The Boys And Girls Are All Right"
April 8, 2003
Reviews of three new jazz vocal CDs: Flora Purim - Speak No Evil; Maria Muldaur - A Woman Alone With the Blues; Freddy Cole - In the Name of Love.

"Jazz Scene: Bona Fide Winners"
April 1, 2003
Reviews of new releases by trombonists Slide Hampton and Steve Turre, the local jazz scene, and Jazz Grammy winners.

"Jazz Recordings"
April 1, 2003
Reviews of Time to Play by Robert Jospe, The Essential Dave Brubeck and Park Avenue South by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

"Smooth Melodies"
March 25, 2003
An interview with smooth jazz saxophonist Boney James.

"Midnight With Maria"
March 18, 2003
An interview with singer Maria Muldaur.

"Cinderella Sings the Blues"
March 11, 2003
Jazz singer Rene Marie's real-life fairy tale.

"The Jazz Scene: Decisions, Decisions"
March 4, 2003
Jazz at the Virginia Arts Festival and upcoming events on the Norfolk regional jazz scene.

"Harmonious Freshmen Take Stage"
March 4, 2003
The Four Freshmen perform at Jazz on Granby.

"Recordings: Dylan and Weather Report"
February 25, 2003
A look at two recently released recordings of previously unissued live performances by Bob Dylan (Live 1975) and Weather Report (Live and Unreleased)

"A True Original"
February 25, 2003
Jazz/folk/blues singer Barbara Martin comes to town with guitarist Mac Walter.

"The Jazz Scene: Hang Time"
January 28, 2003
Column about jazz, featuring reviews of Irvin Mayfield's Half Past Autumn Suite, Eddie Williams' Hang Time, and upcoming events on the Norfolk regional jazz scene.

"Jazz Recordings"
January 28, 2003
Reviews of the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band recording, Things to Come; the Charlie Parker boxed set, The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes; and Al Dimeola's Flesh on Flesh.

"Trumpeter Jon Faddis Next Up at Jazz on Granby"
January 14, 2003
An interview with jazz trumpet great Jon Faddis.


Interviews with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, jazz giant McCoy Tyner, Herbie Mann, Kevin Mahogany, Ruth Brown, Gary U. S. Bonds, Bruce Hornsby, folkie Dave Mallett and more; plus lots of reviews and other stuff published in 2002.