Deborah DeMoss Smith

A former Louisianan, Deborah DeMoss Smith knows about gumbo and a spicy interview. In fact, with a background in writing, TV news, radio hosting, and the author of two books, one of her greatest joys is interviewing. But don’t expect trite questions. Instead, Deborah likes to stir the pot with quirky queries. “One of the best ways,” she says, “to have fun and to learn something about someone is to ask unconventional questions. Recently I asked a jazz pianist, Are you a dancer’? He said he’d never been asked that before and he DID like to dance; he’d even competed! ” Deborah also has an affinity for early morning runs, yoga, movies, live jazz, and cooking supper for family and friends — especially gumbo.

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Recent Articles

Notations from Harold Mabern

Sept. 08, 2014 2:55 p.m.


Notations from Essiet Essiet

Aug. 12, 2014 2:13 p.m.


Notations with Steve Montecucco and Luke Nerton

July 03, 2014 5:12 p.m.


Notations from Steve Christofferson

June 09, 2014 1:02 p.m.


Notations with Cindy Blackman Santana

May 07, 2014 12:05 p.m.


Notations with Dave Frishberg

April 09, 2014 2:25 p.m.


Notations from Chris Brown

March 03, 2014 1:41 p.m.


Notations with Louis Hayes

Feb. 11, 2014 1:56 p.m.


Notations From Bassist Ed Bennett

Jan. 08, 2014 midnight


Notations From Jazz Drummer Micah Kassell

Dec. 11, 2013 midnight


Notations From Logan Thane Brown

Nov. 13, 2013 midnight


Notations From Jazz Saxophonist Renato Caranto

Oct. 08, 2013 midnight


Notations From Stan Bock

Sept. 11, 2013 midnight


Five Questions for Dee Settlemier

Aug. 12, 2013 5 a.m.


Five Questions For Jazz Saxophonist David Evans

June 24, 2013 7:15 a.m.


Five Questions for Jazz Drummer Ron Steen

May 27, 2013 midnight


Five Questions for Jazz Pianist Naomi LaViolette

May 01, 2013 7:15 a.m.


Five Questions for Jazz Pianist George Cables

April 01, 2013 7 a.m.


Five Questions for Jazz Vocalist Shumani Massa

Feb. 25, 2013 7:15 a.m.


Five Questions For Drummer Mel Brown

Jan. 29, 2013 7 a.m.

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