Wynton Marsalis and Ali Jackson at the Detroit Jazz Festival

This week I will be listing some interviews from the very cool site IRockJazz.com, A great online Jazz journal with interviews, reviews, and a lot more.

IRockJazz had the opportunity to interview Wynton Marsalis back stage at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, and we continued the discussion we began with Ali Jackson about coming up in the Jazz scene as a young musician, and the dedication needed to succeed, along with interesting insights into the Jazz family, including Chicago’s own, Von Freeman and his impact on the music. Wynton also talks some trash about playing hoops! Funny.

— Peter Blasevick