Jazz Discoveries

Robert Bullington produces two hours of jazz music and interviews from Front Row Seat Productions’ studios in Hamilton New Jersey. This show airs every fifth Sunday, from 8-10 PM, EST. JazzOn2 is heardon 89.1FM HD2, in Mercer County NJ on Cable/FIOS channels 26 or 20 or streaming at www.jazzon2.org. Look for the “LISTEN NOW” link at the top, righthand corner.

Previously aired shows

December 30, 2018

Robert presents a live recording of the TCNJ Jazz Ensemble, made on December 5, 2018 at the 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing, NJ. Robert chats with the Ensemble’s director, Dr. Gary Feinberg.


September 30, 2018

Robert presents a live recording of Richie Cole and his Alto Madness Orchestra from June of 2018 at the 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing, NJ. Richie joins Robert by telephone to talk about his musical life and his good friends in the Alto Madness Orchestra.


April 29, 2018

Robert is joined by Michael Bernabe, on piano with Dave Pollack, David Bamber Kyle Edward Duppstadt and John Morrison in the studio for a live performance and conversation.


October 29, 2017

Robert is joined by Trumpter, Danny Tobias and Pianist Steve Kramer. Steve and Danny are both active performers and dedicated music educators. This engaging interview features previous recordings and some great performances, recorded just for this program.


April 30, 2017

Robert is joined by performer and teacher, Andy Wasserman for an enlightening chat and demonstration, at the piano. Andy was a student and protege of the great composer, theorist and educator George Russell. Russell was a pioneer of modal jazz, and his Lydian Chromatic Concept of tonal organization was studied by countless jazz legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Bill Evans.
More information about George Russell and his Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization can be found at: http://www.lydianchromaticconcept.com/
More information about Andy can be found at: https://www.andywasserman.com/


June 29, 2014

Robert shares a live recording of the Eric Mintel Quartet from their June 20th gig at Crossing Vineyards and Winery in Newtown, PA.

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December 29, 2013

The Midiri Brothers have made music, both jazz and classical, the focus of their lives since graduating Glassboro State College in the mid 1980s. On recordings they can be heard leading groups ranging from trios, quintets, sextets and big bands all featuring Joe’s outstanding Clarinet and saxophones and Paul on the vibraphone, xylophone, marimba, drums and trombone.

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September 29, 2013

This program gives some well-deserved recognition to the Jazz Bridge Project, a local charity that raises money through a series of live Jazz Concerts and then uses the funds to help musicians in crisis. One the organizations founders, Suzanne Cloud introduces tracks from a cross-section of this season’s performers and I’m extremely blessed with tracks and an interview from Trenton’s own Tommy Gryce.

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June 30, 2013

Robert is joined by pianist, Robert Glatzer and bassist Jim Pepper of Piano Bass and Jazz plus an amazing array of musical friends who have appeared with them at the Black Horse Tavern in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

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March 31, 2013

Robert is joined by tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna for a very engaging discussion with tracks from two of Larry’s CD’s: It Might as Well Be Spring and Profile plus cuts from the July 15, 2012 show with Sharon Bailey and Lew Leabman.

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December 30, 2012

Robert Bullington is joined by singer Paula Johns and guitarist Sonny Troy with their guests, bassist Rob Cochran and drummer Lew Leabman for a two-hour program with interviews, their recordings and a live performance from FRSPROD’s downtown Trenton studios. Our friends in Cape May will, no doubt, remember Paula for her collaboration with the late George Mesterhazy at the Merion Inn. Recordings of Paula and George are featured on the program. Sonny is a guitar legend, who has played for Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Paul Anka, Connie Francis, Annette Funicello, Peggy Lee and on the Mike Douglas show. The combination of Paula, Sonny Rob and Lew is absolutely magical and not to be missed. At Sonny’s invitation, Robert sits in on one number: Ain’t Misbehavin.

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September 30, 2012

Twelve-year-old trumpet prodigy Geoff Gallante and a group of stellar local musicians come to Front Row Seat Productions’  downtown Trenton studios. Appearing on this program: Al Harrison, trumpet Lew Leabman, drums Gil Bennett, saxohone Pete Reichlin, trombone Dave Posmontier, piano Gary Catley, Bass

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July 15, 2012

The Lew Leabman Quintet and vocalist Sharon Bailey join Robert at Front Row Seat Productions’ Trenton Studios to share tracks from their recordings and a wonderful live recording, made exclusively for Jazz Discoveries.

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March 18, 2012

The Al Harrison Dixieland Band joins Robert at Front Row Seat Productions’  Conduit Artspace for some wonderful conversation about Dixieland Jazz and tracks from their studio and live recordings. The Al Harrison Dixieland Band can be found online at www.alharrisonmusic.com and can be booked through Regol Concerts Inc..

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A little something extra: video from the live recording of Shelly Ginsberg Blues (Tin Roof Blues), one of the tracks included in this show.

November 20, 2011

Jazz organ greats, part II. This show continues where we left off on October 16th, and includes the likes of Joey DeFrancesco, Rhoda Scott and Larry Young, Jr.

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October 16, 2011

Jazz organ greats, including rare recordings of Fats Waller at EMI’s Compton organ

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March 20, 2011

Guest Rabbi Dan Grossman shares recordings from his collection of rare Jazz vinyls. Featured are recordings of Dizzie Gillespie with stories about their friendship. Playlist from JazzOn2 (opens in a new tab or window)

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February 20, 2011

Guest Doug Miller joins host Robert Bullington for stories, vintage recordings, and brand new renditions from the Hoagy Carmichael canon by jazz trio Shikantaza and guest vocalists Lori Pantaleo and Bill Flemer. Playlist from JazzOn2 (opens in a new tab or window)

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January 16, 2011

Pioneers of jazz guitar

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November 21, 2010

Audrey Welber and Sarah Jane Cion, a.k.a “Les Jumelles” with bassist Evan Gregor and drummer Justin Lee, join Robert at Riverview studios for a live recording session.

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July 18, 2010

Special guest for this program is Brazilian pianist, vocalist and composer Luiz Simas. Luiz treats us to some stunning performances and traces the history of Brazilian music from the Choro to the present day.

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May 16, 2010

Live recording by New Jersey’s own Jazz Lobster Big Band with commentary by bandleader James Lafferty


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