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Allan Zavod has interviewed some outstanding musicians. Click on the links below to read those articles.


A Tribute to Frank Zappa by Dr. Allan Zavod - Rolling Stone Magazine A Tribute To Frank Zappa (Rolling Stone Magazine)

We played so many different styles, all of which were executed sincerely and with enormous feeling. We played everything from gospel, Broadway, jazz, 20th century atonal classical, rock and humorous pieces with clichés reminiscent of Spike Jones. read more >>>


Daryl Stuermer Lead Guitar (The Phil Collins Band)Daryl Stuermer Lead Guitar (The Phil Collins Band)

Guitarist Daryl Stuermer has been with the Phil Collins Band longer than any other member of the band. After playing with electric violinist Jean-Luc Ponty from 1976 to 1978, Collins snapped him up with an irresistible offer to also play with "Genesis". read more >>>


keyboard wizard Allan ZavodSteve Vai - Vailent Music

American guitar god Steve Vai returns with a new album "Fire Garden", which he claims to be his most accessible project so far. Vai is a gifted and creative musician who is more at home dealing with innovation than corporations, something he probably inherited from his time in Frank Zappa's band..
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George Benson Playing it CoolGeorge Benson Playing it Cool

George Benson is one of the world's finest musicians and entertainers, who also happens to be a wonderful human being, always seeking truth in all things. I caught up with my old friend on his last visit to Australia during a sound check in Melbourne. read more >>>


Geoffrey Simon InterviewGeoffrey Simon's Baton Ball

The expressive and energetic Geoffrey Simon spends six months in London conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic, just to name a few. The other six months of the year he spends in the USA as resident conductor for the Sacramento Symphony, performing concerts with stars like Bernadette Peters and Dudley Moore. read more >>>


James Morrison Interview (australian Musician) 1997James Morrison European Sessions & Other Secret Trumped Business

Most people in Australia know of James Morrison as an exceptionally talented trumpet player. Fans of his music will also know that he is a multi instrumentalist, as comfortable on trombone as he is with a trumpet or any number of other brass instruments. Fewer people again would be aware of the amount of time James spends annually overseas trading licks with some of the world's finest jazz musicians. read more >>>


James Morrison Interview - The Early YearsJames Morrison Interview - The Early Years

It's no secret that James Morrison is one of Australia's most talented musicians, capable of playing a myriad of instruments. What we're not so familiar with is where it all began for him. Good friend Allan Zavod was able to sit James down for a chat to discuss his musical roots and offer some valuable advice for young musicians.
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Jazz Beat with AllanJazz Beat with Allan

Jazz Beat with Allan Zavod - Arts in the City. Allan makes a few observations on the healthy state of Melbourne's Jazz Scene. If anyone thinks jazz is dead in Melbourne, look again. Across the spectrum of jazz tastes there's a bumper crop you can pick from.
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Topol (Fiddler on the Roof)Topol (Fiddler on the Roof)

An afternoon Conversation With Chaim Topol of Fiddler on the Roof - exclusive interview by Allan Zavod (2006). Topol is much, much more than Tevye as Allan Zavod discovered when he spoke to the accomplished artist and ambassador for Variety.
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