Chenango Sessions Ep. 84: Jennifer Maidman & Annie Whitehead | Steven Hobert


Our guests this week include the Orchestra That Fell to Earth (ex-Penguin Cafe Orchestra), Jennifer Maidman & Annie Whitehead, and Steven Hobert.

The ORCHESTRA THAT FELL TO EARTH features four original members of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra (Jennifer Maidman, Annie Whitehead, Geoffrey Richardson, Steve Fletcher), with percussionist Liam Genockey of Steeleye Span.

Besides the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, JENNIFER MAIDMAN is probably best known for her longtime collaboration with Boy George and Bobby Z. She recorded Marc Bolan’s 1976 single, “I Love to Boogie”, and is featured on hundreds of albums and many international hits. ANNIE WHITEHEAD is one of the world’s top session trombonists and horn arrangers, Like Jennifer, she can be heard on dozens of international hits. Whitehead is also acclaimed for her solo work, and for her ensembles: the Dance, and the Annie Whitehead Experience. Annie and Jennifer come to us from their home in South East England.

STEVEN HOBERT is an improvisational jazz pianist and composer who made his mark in the Minneapolis area before returning to his home state of Wisconsin. He is a former pianist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and has been a guest soloist with the Calgary, Detroit, and Buffalo Symphony Orchestras. Besides his solo work, Hobert’s ensemble projects include FireFlyForest, Oudyano, and the Wall Smashers.

Listen to the Episode


00:00Orchestra That Fell to Earth“Telephone and Rubber Band”Lighthouse, Deal, UK
04:13Orchestra That Fell to Earth“Air”Lighthouse, Deal, UK
08:40Orchestra That Fell to Earth“Bean Fields”Canterbury, UK
14:59Maidman & Whitehead“I Want to Talk to You” (Maidman)2020-08-30 Burning Man, Woodstock, NY
19:36Maidman & Whitehead“Sitting by the Pool” (Maidman)2020-08-30 Burning Man, Woodstock, NY
24:51Maidman & Whitehead“We’ll Meet Again” (Hughie Charles, Ross Parker)2020-08-30 Burning Man, Woodstock, NY
30:04Hobert, Steven“New Beginnings”2020-05-10 Live From the Farm
32:36Hobert, Steven“Tingling in the Trees”
36:11Hobert, Steven“Man in the Looking Glass, Parts 1 & 2”2020-05-10 Live From the Farm
45:12FireFlyForest“Orchid’s Lament” (Steven Hobert)Ballet
48:08Hobert, Steven w/ James Kellerman & Nathan Burdick“There Will Be No Death” (Hobert)
53:11Hobert, Steven“Tiptoe Dance”2020-05-10 Live From the Farm
56:48Hobert, Steven“See You Soon I Hope”