Lou Interviewed on Late Night Jazz with Sheila Anderson

Lou Donaldson interview August 22, 2015 on The Sheila Anderson Show, WBGO 88.3 FM, in New York City.

Lou Donaldson interview August 22, 2015 on Late Night Jazz with Sheila Anderson, WBGO 88.3 FM, in New York City.

Lou Filmed For Kennedy Center ArtsEdge Program


Lou Donaldson-Todd Barkan-Benny Golson-Kevin Struthers after Donaldson filming for Kennedy Center ArtsEdge Program

Photo Courtesy of Todd Barkan: Interesting perspectives on the art of communication in jazz, as shared by the legendary Lou Donaldson and Benny Golson in a Manhattan studio on Friday, August 21st, 2015 with Todd Barkan and Kevin Struthers for The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge Program which will soon be seen worldwide on the kennedycenter.org website, and also features Jimmy Heath, Camille Thurman, and Stefon Harris.


Lou Donaldson and Christian McBride Jazz Conversation: Portland Jazz Festival


——Courtesy of OregonMusicNews.com:

Jazz Masters, Jazz household names Lou Donaldson and Christian McBride on Saturday, February 21 in the Art Bar as part of the Portland Jazz Festival’s Jazz Conversations. This is why we bring you these conversations…for moments like these.

Christian McBride and Lou Donaldson / Photo by Diane Russell

Note: the podcast from this 2015 interview at the Portland Jazz Festival that was posted on Oregon Music News no longer appears to be available. Enjoy a partial transcript on the Jazz Times website at  https://jazztimes.com/features/back-in-them-days-the-lou-donaldson-interview/


Art Works Podcast


Enjoy the Art Works Podcast with Lou

National Endowment of the Arts
Josephine Reed
December 20, 2012

Lou Speaks to Downbeat


Read Lou’s Interview
with Downbeat
March 2014

An Interview With Legenary (sic) Saxophonist Lou Donaldson

  FEB 25, 2015


Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson is an innovator.

He teamed up with trumpeter Clifford Brown and pianist Horace Silver to develop hard bop in the early ’50s, featured brilliantly on drummer Art Blakey’s classic live album “A Night At Birdland.”

In the 6’0s, he helped create soul jazz with a number of hit records using a Hammond organ backing, including his biggest hit, “Alligator Boogaloo.”

Now at age 88, Donaldson brought the house down at this year’s Portland Jazz Festival, and took the time to talk with me about his long and successful career.

As it happens, he was raised in a musical family, though he didn’t expect a life playing music.


Courtesy of KNKX  http://www.knkx.org/post/interview-legenary-saxophonist-lou-donaldson