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January Birthday Salutes

Read "January Birthday Salutes" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Our January Birthdays show is always dedicated to our mentor, WRVR broadcasting hero Ed Beach, born on January 16, 1923; we play his two show themes by Wes Montgomery. We celebrate the Herbie Nichols centennial with his very first recordings for Savoy. Our very special birthday greetings go out to living legends, Benny Golson and Jimmy ...

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The Luis Russell Story This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz presents the musical legacy of the great 1920s bandleader Luis Russell as his daughter, the magnificent vocalist Catherine Russell joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with Dick Hyman on piano. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

A Great Day in Harlem: The Spirit Lives - 50 Years On

Read "A Great Day in Harlem: The Spirit Lives - 50 Years On" reviewed by Ian Patterson

This encore presentation from January 2009 celebrates Jean Bach, director of A Great Day in Harlem. Ms. Bach died on May 27th at her home in Manhattan. She was 94.

It is probably the most celebrated ensemble jazz portrait of all time. Fifty-seven of the greatest jazz musicians gathered together on the steps of a ...

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Salute to The Rhythmakers This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Salute to The Rhythmakers This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, New Orleans-based trumpeter Duke Heitger, along with Bay Area guitarist Clint Baker, join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a tribute to the remarkable set of hot 1932 recordings known today as The Rhythmakers. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can be ...

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The Luis Russell Story This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

The Luis Russell Story This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz tells the story of Luis Russell, the renowned pianist, arranger, songwriter and bandleader who backed Louis Armstrong on his rise to stardom and helped pioneer the modern jazz rhythm section. To help pay tribute to his father's legacy, Russell's daughter—the magnificent vocalist Catherine Russell— joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with Dick Hyman ...

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Tribute to Red Allen This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Tribute to Red Allen This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz pays tribute to Henry 'Red' Allen, one of the last great trumpeters to come out of New Orleans in the 1920s. Joining the Jim Cullum Jazz Band on the bandstand at The Landing in San Antonio are Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Clint Baker, New Orleans clarinetist Evan Christopher, New York clarinet legend Kenny Davern, New Orleans trumpeter ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ambrose Akinmusire: Emerging Heart

Read "Ambrose Akinmusire: Emerging Heart" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

"My favorite instrument is the cello," said the easygoing young musician in early February, from his apartment in Manhattan, where he referred to himself jokingly as “a hibernating jazzman." His West-Coast roots weren't taking a firm grip in the frigid temperatures of the Northeast. “Me and strings just don't get along. I can play piano; I ...