This Month on Riverwalk Jazz
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Presents
6/9 Ace of Rhythm: The Story of Jabbo Smith—Trumpeter and Composer
Jabbo’s music comes to life, as do scenes from his life in his own words as interpreted by Obie-Award-winning actor Vernel Bagneris.
6/16 Jazz Daddies: A Jazz Celebration for Dad
Celebrating Father’s Day, pianist Shelly Berg, guitarist John Pizzarelli, bandleader Jim Cullum and others share tender, humorous stories about their fathers.
6/23 *Boogie Woogie Trio: Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, & Pete Johnson
They worked day jobs at taxicab companies and car washes. By night, they honed their skills playing “rent parties” on Chicago’s South Side. Guest pianist Dick Hyman revives the music that launched the 1938 craze.
6/30 ‘Swonderful: The Gerswhin Legacy
The music of George Gershwin has “Made in America” stamped all over it. Coming of age in early 20th-century New York City, Gershwin wrote music for new generations of native-born Americans. Pianist Dick Hyman interprets classic Gershwin songs still performed today.
Note: Riverwalk Jazz public radio broadcasts are recorded well in advance of their airdates. The above listings do not reflect live appearances by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band at The Landing and elsewhere. You can find the JCJB concert calendar here.
Stay in Touch with Jim Cullum
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Where to Hear Live Jazz
Information on live performances by your favorite guest artists appearing on Riverwalk Jazz.
- Kid Ory c/o Last.fm
- Jabbo Smith c/o www.jazzhotbigstep.com
- Jim Cullum Sr. & Jim Cullum Jr. c/o Jim Cullum
- Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson, Café Society c/o Mrs. Pete Johnson
- Gershwin Time Magazine cover 1925 c/o Gershwin in His Time © 1998 Gregory R. Suriano
- Jim Cullum © Riverwalk Jazz
- Rebecca Kilgore courtesy the artist
- Paul Whiteman Orchestra courtesy National Public Radio and the Library of Congress
Rebecca Kilgore in Jazz Times
Arbors Records co-founder Mat Domber says, “In my opinion, she’s the best jazz singer around today.”
Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli says, “If Benny Goodman had a band today, Becky would be singing with that band!”
Library of Congress Launches National Jukebox
The National Jukebox is spinning tunes – and you don’t have to drop any coin to get it to play. Today the Library of Congress and Sony Music Entertainment announced the launch of what’s being billed as “the largest collection of historical recordings ever made publicly available online.”
Jazz Fest at Sea 2011
If you’re a fan of Swing, Classic Jazz, Chicago Jazz, Traditional Jazz, and The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, plan to be on board the Jazz Fest at Sea this coming October 22-29—one of the premier jazz cruises of the year. The ship, the MSC Poeisa, departs from New York to Canada/New England for 7-nights of jazz and fun. Not only will you have your choice of performances each evening of the cruise, but you are also invited to the afternoon sessions on our day at sea.
I listen every week and I get lost in a different time and forget about all the tasks I am up againt during the coming week! I relish listening.—Laura Marie Youker
Laura, time-travel is what we’re all about. Your transporter is a click away. Thanks for listening.
On the Road with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band
To find out when The Jim Cullum Jazz Band is coming to your town in 2011, and for a schedule of live performances at The Landing in San Antonio, TX, view our event calendar.
To reserve a table at The Landing (for large parties and weekends), send email: email@example.com or call 210-223-7266 after 6:00 PM Central Time.