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The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Presents…
Stephanie Nakasian, hailed as one of the leading jazz vocalists of our time, joins jazz piano virtuoso Dick Hyman and The Band in an outdoor concert featuring songs of Walter Donaldson.
Guest clarinetists Bobby Gordon and Allan Vaché join the Band to salute Artie Shaw with a concert of tunes from his most prolific period—the 1930s and early 40s.
In New Orleans, the Creole Tio Family produced a long line of master clarinetists and music teachers who influenced the first generation of jazz musicians in the Crescent City. The Band is joined by the dynamic Evan Christopher on clarinet.
A collection of original jazz compositions, composed and performed by guesting legends: trumpeter Clark Terry, saxophonist Benny Carter and pianist Jay McShann.
35th Anniversary ‘One Mo’ Time’ Jazz Fest Hit for Vernel Bagneris
The 35th anniversary One Mo’ Time reunion in the Blues Tent at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 demonstrated why the show has such great legs: Tune after tune, the revue sends out showstoppers, both in the score and on the stage. Read More>>
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- “My Blue Heaven” sheet music, 1928. Image courtesy jazzage1920s.com.
- Artie Shaw publicity photo from wikipedia.
- Evan Christopher. Photo by Kim Welch.
- Jim Cullum and Clark Terry, courtesy Riverwalk Jazz.
- Vernel Bagneris, courtesy myneworleans.com
- Jim Robinson and fan, California © William Carter
- Stephanie Nakasian, 2008, courtesy flickr.com
William Carter’s Preservation Hall: Re-discovered Treasures
Riverwalk Jazz guest and longtime friend William Carter is a gifted fine art photographer as well as jazz clarinetist. He was an early supporter of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in California during the 1970s and 80s. He collected historical and original black & white photographs and thoughts from this era in his 1991 book, Preservation Hall: Music From the Heart, unfortunately now out of print.
Now an avid photo blogger, Carter has made available to us a re-discovered treasure of photos, like the one above of Preservation Hall member Jim Robinson with an enthusiastic fan. None of these wonderful shots made it into the book. Many are his Kodachrome slides from that era.
New Book by Stephanie Nakasian Due Out This Fall
Jazz diva Stephanie Nakasian, featured in our June 6 show on Walter Donaldson songs, wrote her 2000 “jazz vocal manual” It’s Not On the Page!, she says, “because I was doing a lot of workshops in schools where teachers and students were trying to ‘read’ jazz without really knowing it first. Mainly it’s about listening to internalize the rhythm of jazz.”
This fall, Stef follows up with her second book, You Already Know How to Sing: Voice Lessons—Life Lessons, in which she shares more than twenty years of experience teaching private voice lessons to non-classical students at the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary and other venues.
Classic Jazz Caribbean Cruise with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Fall 2013
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and Riverwalk Jazz artists Warren and Allan Vaché, and guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli top the bill for 7 nights of traditional jazz and swing aboard the MSC Divina, leaving from Miami November 30, with stops in the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cozumel.
Bring your instrument to jam on board with the New Orleans Nighthawks. Call now to reserve your stateroom at 800.654.8090
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