IN THE STUDIO WITH NICK TYLER



Where were you born and raised?
Born in Santa Monica but raised in Phoenix, AZ.

How did you get into jazz radio? Do you have any exciting radio memories?
First radio job in Phoenix at the CBS affiliate KOOL-FM was board operator for a remote broadcast from a stereo store by "Mr. J" (Herb Johnson) and his four hour jazz show on Saturday afternoons. Then when I took over the overnight show on Saturday's, the regular jock turned me on to his stash of jazz records to be used only in the wee small hours of the morning. Got to teach myself about jazz!!

What was it like to visit and broadcast live from the Montreal Jazz Festival?
Incredible...people and fans couldn't be nicer and the city is beautiful!

Why do people call you The Judge?
I played a supreme court justice in an episode of "24".

How did you get into acting? What's your favorite thing about it?
Doing plays in high school and college. It's a challenge and always different.

Who is your all-time favorite jazz artist and why?
Guitarist, Wes Montgomery. He is the one that turned my head toward jazz when I was a teenager.

If you were trying to interest a young person in jazz, which three cds or artists would you recommend and why?
Wes Montgomery- Boss Guitar
Dave Brubeck- Time Out
Miles Davis- Kinda of Blue
...Doesn't get much better.

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