The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Presents:
6/7 Class of ‘26: Soundtrack of the Jazz Age
By 1926, the decade was roaring. NBC, the world’s first radio network was born, and the death of film mega-star Rudolph Valentino sparked mass
hysteria. Broadway, dance halls and the recording studio provided the sound track, with landmarks by Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five.
Was he a hustler and thief who stole the rights to top-selling classic jazz tunes, or an iconic record producer and composer who brought Bessie Smith and Sidney Bechet to mainstream audiences? Explore Williams’ fascinating story with Topsy Chapman and Vernel Bagneris.
In 1939 the New York World’s Fair promised a bright future and optimism inspired new heights of swing fever; Arlen and Harburg’s Wizard of Oz raised the bar on film scoring.
Jim and the Band captured live at the Stanford Jazz Workshop in California with a high-energy concert of traditional jazz classics from old New Orleans and 1920s Chicago.
Note: Riverwalk Jazz public radio broadcasts are recorded in advance of air dates. Listings do not reflect live appearances by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band. You can find the JCJB concert calendar here.
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- 2 flappers on building roof © Underwood & Underwood/CORBIS
- Clarence Williams believed to be in the public domain
- New York World’s Fair poster courtesy vintageposterpostcards.blogspot.com
- The Original Dixieland Jazz Band courtesy last.fm
- Louis Armstrong photo courtesy flickr.com
- Banu Gibson photo courtesy neworleanstradjazzcamp.com
Bria Skonberg In Conversation: George Avakian, John Pizzarelli Warren Vache
So is the Day
With her bravura performance on So is the Day, Bria Skonberg confirms that she is indeed a triple threat musician—player, vocalist and composer.
Skonberg’s supporting crew is stellar throughout, and seems to relish placing Skonberg in the spotlight. Swinging woodwind artist Victor Goines, trombone stars Wycliffe Gordon and Michael Dease, and a rhythm section of (terrific) pianist Jeff Lashway, the versatile Randy Johnston on guitar, bassist Kelly Friesen, and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. collectively and individually energize.
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From Ricky Riccardi’s Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong Blog
Recorded February 26, 1926
Track Time 2:57
Written by Boyd Atkins
Recorded in Chicago
Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocal; Kid Ory, trombone; Johnny Dodds, clarinet; Lil Armstrong, piano; Johnny St. Cyr, banjo
Originally released on Okeh 8300
June 10-15— It’s a rare opportunity for traditional jazz aficionados to strut their stuff on stage as Banu Gibson and her cohorts launch the 2012 season of their New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp for adults. The 2012 season features an all-star faculty led by clarinetist Dan Levinson, known for his work with luminaries Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman and Woody Allen. Also on the teaching team are a number of Riverwalk Jazz artists—cornetist Connie Jones, trombonist David Sager, pianist David Boeddinghaus—and the camp’s co- founder Banu Gibson. It’s not too early to think about signing up for next year! CLICK HERE to read more.