Riverwalk Jazz On-Air
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Presents…
A concert spotlighting the clarinet in classic jazz, featuring the talents of reedmen Ron Hockett, Ken Peplowski, Allan Vache and Evan Christopher.
Special guest trumpeter Duke Heitger and the band explore the legacy of cornetist Joe “King” Oliver, the man Louis Armstrong called, “the only teacher I ever had.”
Charles Daniels, Henry Creamer and Shelton Brooks may not be recognizable names in jazz, but the songs they composed— “After You’ve Gone,” “Darktown Strutters’ Ball” and “A Kiss to Build a Dream On”—are revered in the pantheon of jazz standards.
In priceless archival interviews, Milt Hinton, Doc Cheatham and Clark Terry share stories of their days on the road, from one-nighters with the Cab Calloway Band to bunking with Count Basie.
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Goes to College
By Jim Beal
San Antonio Express News
Jim Cullum knows something about higher education. He did attend Trinity University.
But the acclaimed traditional jazz cornetist, and leader of the long-running Jim Cullum Jazz Band, and high-tech are a different story. Though he has a couple of cellphones, and uses them, Cullum and computers have yet to mix on a regular basis.
But it’s on computers around the world that you’ll find two continuous streams of the Cullum-led “Riverwalk Jazz.” Read article:
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- Ron Hockett by Jennifer Whitney
- Joe “King” Oliver. Photo in public domain.
- 1921 Sheet Music “Strut Miss Lizzie,” introduced by Ziegfeld Follies. Image courtesy Detroit Public Library, E. Azalia Hackley Collection.
- Don Albert’s tour bus, 1939. Photo courtesy Kenneth Dominique
- Jim Cullum by Robin Jerstad
- Jim Cullum courtesy Riverwalk Jazz
- Duke Heitger photo courtesy the artist.
- Image of Unsung Songwriters courtesy Allan Vache.
Time to Appreciate Jazz
The Spirit and Rhythms of Jazz is the 2013 Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) theme highlighting jazz cultural history, musical performance and stories, programs and productions this April. JAM and UNESCO’s International Jazz Day April 30 provide rich platforms for individuals and communities to explore jazz principles of freedom, inclusion and creativity to learn how jazz has transformed America and inspired the world.
Trumpet master Duke Heitger is today recognized as one of the leading exponents of the classic blues-based style of New Orleans pioneers Joe “King” Oliver and Louis Armstrong.
Duke maintains a website featuring his latest interviews, activities and recordings here. You can also see a schedule of Duke’s appearances in the US and Europe.
One of our radio shows this month, Unsung Songwriters: The Great Craftsmen, (see item at left) is one in a series based on the 2000 book The Unsung Songwriters by the late Warren W. Vaché Sr., father of cornetist Warren Jr. and clarinetist Allan (frequent guest artist with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band).
Here is a page on Amazon that lists other works available by Warren Sr., including titles about swing era musicians Johnny Blowers, Chris Griffin, and more.
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Continuous Riverwalk Jazz Streams!
Our listeners are experiencing the fun of streaming shows from the deep history of the Riverwalk Jazz radio series. Some of the shows now playing in the continuous double stream, sponsored by the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, haven’t been heard anywhere since the early 1990s.
Where to Hear Hot Jazz Live
Information on live performances by your favorite guest artists appearing on Riverwalk Jazz. Regular Gigs