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:
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 ...
Friday, December 30, 2011
In this Peabody Award-winning show, Kurt Andersen sets sail in search of the great white whale.
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 ...
Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, April 24, 2009
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 ...
Friday, December 28, 2007
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 ...
Friday, September 21, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
Miles Davis' groundbreaking album became the symbol for everything jazz could be: avant-garde, hip, and soulful.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...