Backstage Atlanta with Scott Glazer Archive

Sonny Emory

Original Air Date: 01-20-2011

Scott speaks with Atlanta native and musician Sonny Emory. A graduate of the School of Music at Georgia State University, Emory was a prodigious student. He has long been in demand as a drummer by some of the most well recognized names in music including Earth Wind and Fire, Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, and the B-52’s. As well, he is an internationally recognized clinician. Sonny Emory is currently on your with jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour with whom he has worked extensively for 2 decades.

Joe Alterman

Original Air Date: 01-4-2011

This segment of Backstage Atlanta focuses on pianist Joe Alterman. A native of Atlanta, Alterman is making his mark on the New York and Atlanta jazz scenes. Music critics nationally have hailed his throwback style in the mold of Errol Garner and others. As well, Alterman writes a popular blog detailing his interactions with some of jazz’s best known icons

Jimmy Heath

Original Air Date: 12-7-2010

Jimmy Heath is a legendary saxophonist, composer, big band leader and a much sought after sideman since the 1940s. Jimmy Heath recorded early in Miles Davis’ career and continues to compose great big band music to this day. Heath’s latest book, I Walked With Giants, is a comprehensive recollection of his long, storied career and serves as the basis of this conversation.

Charles Fox

Original Air Date: 11-23-2010

Scott speaks with Charles Fox, an American composer for film and television. His most heard compositions are probably the “love themes” (the sunshine pop musical backgrounds which accompanied every episode of the 1970s ABC-TV show Love, American Style), and the dramatic theme music to ABC’s Wide World of Sports and the original Monday Night Football.

Jack LaLanne

Original Air Date: 11-16-2010

For this Backstage Atlanta, Scott welcomes Jack LeLanne via telephone. LeLanne first gained fame as a bodybuilder as well as his feats of strength. He has been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the age of 96, LeLanne still works out 2 hours every single day. LaLanne has published numerous books on fitness and hosted a fitness television show between 1951 and 1985.

David Coucheron

Original Air Date: 11-9-2010

Scott welcomed David Coucheron, the new concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, into the studio last week. Their conversation touched on Coucheron’s early experiences in his hometown of Oslo, Norway, his education in the States and his excitement and duties in assuming the prestigious position of concertmaster – the youngest of any major orchestra in the U.S…and he doesn’t even have a driver’s license!