Ave Carrillo

Ave Carrillo originally came from the Bay Area where she graduated from UC Berkeley in Fine Arts. Realizing that her true path lay in sound, she moved to New York to study jazz piano performance at the New School University. She quickly learned that the life of a musician is not all it's cracked up to be. She landed a job at Murray Street Productions under the tutelage of independent radio producer Steve Rathe. There, she became Associate Producer for NPR's Jazz From Lincoln Center, hosted by CBS news correspondent Ed Bradley. She also produced NPR JazzRiffs "This Week in Jazz" hosted by the infamous jazz critic Stanley Crouch, and segments for Jazz Profiles, hosted by Nancy Wilson. She contributed segments to PRI's Studio 360 and it seemed like such a perfect match that Ave has now gleefully made her nest with the wonderful folks there.

Ave Carrillo appears in the following:

American Icons: The Wizard of Oz

Friday, November 29, 2013

It's been over seventy years since movie audiences first watched The Wizard of Oz. Meet the original man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum, who had all the vision of Walt Disney, but none of the business sense. Discover how Oz captivated the imaginations of Russians living under Soviet rule ...

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American Icons: Moby-Dick

Friday, December 30, 2011

In this Peabody Award-winning show, Kurt Andersen sets sail in search of the great white whale.

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Aimee Bender’s Origin Lessons

Friday, October 07, 2011

Studio 360 came to the writer Aimee Bender with a commission for a short story on a giant topic: the Big Bang. Before she started writing, Bender decided to bone up on her science: she spoke with Nick Warner, a professor of physics, astronomy, and mathematics at the University of Southern California ...

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Low Riders

Friday, December 31, 2010

At the Dub Magazine car show at the L.A. Convention Center, photographer Jae Bueno introduces us to the customizers behind tricked-out Cadillac Coupes and fancy pin-stripes. Produced by Studio 360's Derek John and Ave Carrillo.

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Low Riders

Friday, April 24, 2009

At the Dub Magazine car show at the L.A. Convention Center, photographer Jae Bueno introduces us to the customizers behind tricked-out Cadillac Coupes and fancy pin-stripes. Produced by Studio 360's Derek John and Ave Carrillo.

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Cheetah Legs

Friday, August 01, 2008

South African Oscar Pistorius runner failed to qualify for the Olympic games by just 7/10 of a second. Pretty good -– especially for a man without legs. But his state-of-the-art prosthetics, called "Cheetah legs," have caused controversy in the world of sports: for some, they raise questions ...

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Me'Shell Ndegeocello

Friday, December 28, 2007

A singer, songwriter, bass virtuoso, and bandleader, Meshell Ndegeocello is unique in contemporary pop. Her 2005 album Dance of the Infidel features jazz heavyweights like Don Byron and Cassandra Wilson. Ngedeocello doesn’t care for interviews, but after years of trying, Ave Carrillo ...

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Carlos

Friday, November 30, 2007

Imagine if you could project a persona that made you massively influential. A conceptual artist named Jose Alvarez did just that. He created an alter-ego – a spiritual channeler named Carlos who drew millions of followers all over the world. Ave Carrillo searched for the truth of ...

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Meshell Ndegeocello

Friday, September 21, 2007

Singer, songwriter, bass virtuoso, and bandleader Meshell Ndegeocello visited the studio in 2005, after Dance of the Infidel came out. Ave Carrillo couldn’t wait to interview her. But Meshell hates being interviewed, and Ave found out why.

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American Icons: Kind of Blue

Friday, February 02, 2007

Miles Davis' groundbreaking album became the symbol for everything jazz could be: avant-garde, hip, and soulful.

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Meshell NdegeOcello

Saturday, December 31, 2005

A singer, songwriter, bass virtuoso, and bandleader, Meshell NdegeOcello is unique in contemporary pop. Her 2005 album Dance of the Infidel features jazz heavyweights like Don Byron and Cassandra Wilson. NgedeOcello doesn't care for interviews, but after years of trying, Studio 360's Ave Carrillo got her into our ...

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Color Theory

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Musicians often describe the sounds their instruments make as colors — a red brassy tone from the trumpet, or a dark, chocolatey tone from the bass. The composer Maria Schneider describes her music this way, only her instrument is an entire jazz big band. She told Studio 360's ...

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A Man in a Room, Gambling

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Who knew that a beautiful, evocative series of short musical pieces could be written about how to cheat at cards? Gavin Bryars and Spanish artist Juan Munoz collaborated on ten pieces of music they called A Man in a Room, Gambling. Lush strings accompany Munoz as he describes ...

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