The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 101-105

The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 101-105


Episode 101

This week Bill Low, founder & chief designer of the acclaimed company AudioQuest, joins Jay Jay for part 2 of their conversation! Don’t miss this insightful discussion about the world of audio & its importance in our daily lives.
AudioQuest is a company that develops tools for enhancing the in-home experience of audio and video entertainment. Jay Jay & Bill are both Hi-Fi experts, & dig into everything from commentary on the state or the Hi-Fi industry, to advice on home audio set ups, & the human brain’s perception relative to our understanding of audio technology. Tune in to part 1 of their insightful talk surrounding the current state of audio & music, only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music!

Episode 102

This week, Jay Jay welcomes legendary guitarist & session musician Steve Lukather! Steve is an extremely versatile musician, guitarist, vocalist, composer, producer / arranger & has been an in demand session musician since the 70s – in addition to being the sole continuous founding member of the rock band Toto. Over the years Steve has played & collaborated with a wide variety of artists – and continues to release & perform solo music under his own name.

Episode 103

This week, tune in to hear part 2 of Jay Jay’s conversation with legendary guitarist & session musician Steve Lukather! If you’re in the LA area, don’t forget to catch Steve perform on Saturday, September 9th with Toto at ‘A Concert for the Ed Asner Family Center,’ alongside Ringo Starr, Joe Bonamassa, Colin Hay & others at The Orpheum Theater in California.

Episode 104

This week on The Jay Jay French Connection, Jay Jay welcomes author Jarret Keene on the show ahead of his brand new book release. Jarret is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he teaches both American literature AND the graphic novel. Hear all about how he has been a Twisted fan for years, & why he believes that many of his students have been inspired by Twisted Sister – particularly the album Stay Hungry.

Episode 105

This week, Jay Jay welcomes back legendary guitar virtuoso Joel Hoekstra! This episode is a must listen for all guitar heads. Joel shares his remarkable journey from being a classically trained guitarist, & a young kid with chops in the suburbs of Chicago, to working in LA during the height of its ‘shred guitar player scene,’ to being one of the best & most well versed guitarists in rock n roll. Joel has played an invaluable role in the likes of Whitesnake, Cher, Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the broadway musical Rock of Ages, & many others – in addition to his ongoing solo project ‘Joel Hoekstra’s 13.’

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