Quarantine Time with Bettye LaVette

 Jazz Variations was very proud to present:


Quarantine Time with Bettye LaVette


 Hosted by the brilliant 6-time Grammy Award nominee herself, Bettye  joined  our Gary Bergeson and some of her closest musical friends for this special feature.   There were fascinating behind-the-scenes looks at recording sessions, shared triumphs and frustrations.  The hour was filled with laughter, love and great music.  If you missed any of the shows please go to our QT Interviews link to hear the feature.


Guests that joined us included:

                                Steve Jordan - Multiple Grammy winning producer and drummer

                                Dennis Walker -  Blues Hall-Of-Fame member/composer/musician

                                Joe Henry -  Grammy winning performer/producer/composer 

                                Sharon Robinson - Singer/Songwriter, Record Producer

                                Mike Kappus - Founder of  The Rosebud Agency

                                Patterson Hood -  of the Drive-By Truckers

                                David Ritz  - Author and Grammy winner

                                Paul Shaffer - Late Show with David Letterman

                                Rob Mathes  - Emmy winning Producer for Kennedy Center Honors, 

                                                             Music Director

                                Sam Moore  - (Sam and Dave)  Hall of Fame Singer, Songwriter, Musician

                                Michael Dorf - Owner - City Winery

                                Joan Osborne - Singer/Songwriter

                                Randall Grass - President - Shanachie Records

                                Don Was- President of Blue Note Records/Dave McMurray - Multi Instrumentalist

                                S. Epatha Merkerson - Actress-Law & Order, Chicago Med, Lincoln & more

                               Jon Bon Jovi - Musician/Songwriter

                               Mickey Stevenson - Original A&R guy with Motown Records

                               Cory Robbins - Producer

                              David Freeland  - Author, Music & Popular Culture Historian

                              Darnell Williams - Actor/Emmy Award Nominee/Golden Globe Winner

                                  Christian McBride - Bassist/Producer

                              Larry Campbell/Vanessa Williams - Musicians/Producers/Songwriters

                              Valerie Simpson - Songwriter from Ashford & Simpson









In addition to her six Grammy Award nominations, Bettye is a member of the Blues Hall of Fame, performed at the Kennedy Center Honors and at President Barrack Obamas Inauguration and has received countless other awards.


New shows are offered on Friday evenings and an encore presentation is presented on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm Eastern.



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