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Talk About Jazz with Doug Hall: Jon Irabagon

Jon Irabagon March 29, 2024

On this episode, WICN contributing writer and podcast host Doug Hall chats with Jon Irabagon, Filipino-American-born free-jazz saxophonist, soloist, composer, bandleader, educator, and producer (as founder of Irabbagast Records).

A graduate of both the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Irabagon has been composing and collaborating with both acclaimed experimental jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson and seminal free-jazz saxophonist and composer John Zorn, with whom he recently performed at the Roulette in Brooklyn.

Irabagon has also released two recordings in February of 2024, Recharge the Blade and Survivalism, which you’ll hear about on this podcast.