Musicians are busy — but when you give them space to reflect on their recent work, you get great conversation. Join Will Chernoff every Wednesday on the Rhythm Changes Podcast: the only weekly interview podcast about jazz and creative music in Canada.

About the podcast

Hosted by an active performer, this guest-driven show is your guide to the people and projects of the Vancouver jazz scene and beyond.

Who is Will Chernoff?

The Rhythm Changes Podcast is made by me, Will Chernoff. I play bass in Vancouver, BC and came of age in the jazz scene.

Previously, I've worked in non-profit arts at North Shore Celtic Ensemble, co-founded a band called Early Spirit, and released my own music.

Latest episode

A history of the show in just 4 episodes

The first season of episodes launched on May 25, 2021 and focused on the Capilano University jazz program. The first 'hit' episode from season one featured David Blake in an extended conversation:

David Blake - The Tangent Café Era [S.1, EP.6]
David Blake pays tribute with me to the first 7-year run of jazz at the Tangent Café in Vancouver.

Another notable episode from the early is with Tim Reinert, before he started presenting gigs:

Tim Reinert - The Infidels Jazz [EP.19]
Tim Reinert talks about what it means to be a jazz fan, hosting a radio show in a local scene, and starting a label.

With the weekly format running consistently (plus occasional break weeks) since November 2021, the most-listened episode to date features Arvind Ramdas:

Arvind Ramdas - Homage at Frankie’s [EP.48]
Arvind talks about his May 29, 2022 gig at Frankie’s Jazz Club.

And recently, we've welcomed guests like Kria Wall to talk about their performances with a personal touch:

Kria Wall & the Jazzfest Debut of Spindle!
Opening up about identity through an expressive band