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Guitarist Ken Navarro explores his influences, recordings and more on this podcast series. Also, be sure to check out all of Ken's music in the iTunes Music Store.

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Ken speaks with Snarky Puppy keyboardist Bill Laurance

Ken has an in depth conversation with keyboardist and composer Bill Laurance. Best known for his three #1 solo albums including his brand new one "Aftersun" as well as numerous Grammy Award winning albums with Snarky Puppy, Bill is currently on tour with Snarky Puppy and spoke with Ken from the road.  Music excerpts included in this podcast are Ken Navarro's "The Stars, The Snow, The Fire" from his album "Dreaming of Trains" and Bill Laurance's "Never Ending City", "Swag Times" and "Money In The Desert" from his album "Flint" and "Soti" and "A Blaze" from his latest album "Aftersun". For more information, please visit:  billlaurance.comkennavarro.com

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Introducing Saxophonist Tony Craddock Jr.

Ken speaks with saxophonist Tony Craddock Jr, a young and gifted musician who has already released two excellent albums including 2014's "Convection" featuring Ken on the composition "1102 Bradfield Hall".  Ken and Tony discuss how Tony is successfully making his way in the competitive world of music and smooth jazz as well as the the importance of time management, practice and building a career in music, one brick at a time.  Tony and Ken will be performing a special concert together on Feb 14, 2016 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  You can get your tickets here.

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The Making of "Unbreakable Heart"

Ken previews each song on "Unbreakable Heart", his new album for 2015. He takes the listener on a behind the scenes journey through each song, explaining why and how he composed them and the ways he recorded the guitars and created the arrangements - Monday Podcast Series, episode 8.  For more information, please visit: kennavarro.com

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Ken talks with keyboardist James Lloyd

Ken has a conversation with keyboardist James Lloyd who released his first solo album this year, after a storied career with with the group he co-founded almost 40 years ago, Pieces of a Dream. James talks about being discovered at the age of 16 by Grover Washington, touring with Grover  (including his first tour with a broken hand!), his process for composing and recording and the creative, improvisational way he learned to be an exceptional cook - Monday Podcast Series, episode 7.  For more information, please visit:  jameslloydmusic.com, kennavarro.com

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Ken talks with saxophonist Elan Trotman

Elan Trotman moved to Boston, Massachusetts from his home in Barbados to attend the Berklee College of Music. He decided to stay and pursue his musical ambitions in the USA and has since become a sought after and in demand contemporary jazz saxophonist. This was the first time Ken and Elan had spoken and so these two musicians spent some time getting to know one another - Monday Podcast Series, episode 6

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Ken talks with smoothjazz.com president Sandy Shore

Sandy Shore is the founder and president of Smoothjazz.com, the leading smooth and contemporary internet jazz radio station and website. Ken and Sandy have known each other for 20 years and talk about the past and future of contemporary jazz and radio - Monday Podcast Series, episode 5

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