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Vince Giordano at Iguana

Read "Vince Giordano at Iguana" reviewed by Nick Catalano

If you go to Iguana on 54th St. and sit down on a Monday or Tuesday evening to dine on some sensible Mexican food you can also do some time traveling. When the Nighthawks hit at 8:00pm you won't have any trouble imagining that it is 1925 and you are in a speakeasy at the musical ...

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Sophisticated Ladies & Red Hot Mommas This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Heartbreakers, man-takers, vamps, tramps and the girl next door—through the decades they've all shown up in song. Songwriters are forever trying to decipher the feminine mystique, and singers never tire of crooning about the many aspects of the female spirit. In the spotlight this week on Riverwalk Jazz, New Orleans' Topsy Chapman joins The Jim Cullum Jazz ...

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This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Unsung Songwriters: The Great Craftsmen

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Unsung Songwriters: The Great Craftsmen

We know about the Gershwins, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin—but who were the hardworking, yet little-known craftsmen of song responsible for penning the vast body of work known as “jazz standards” of the golden age? The lyrics of these songs may be rich with romance, a silly Marx Brothers ditty, or even a “torchy” lament of ...

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Sophisticated Ladies And Red Hot Mommas This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Sophisticated Ladies And Red Hot Mommas This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, New Orleans’ Topsy Chapman joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to separate “sophisticated ladies" from “red-hot mommas." Heart-breakers, man-takers, vamps, tramps and the girl next door—through the decades they’ve all shown up in song. Songwriters are forever trying to decipher the feminine mystique, and singers never tire of crooning about the ...

How (Not) To Listen To Early Jazz

Read "How (Not) To Listen To Early Jazz" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Jazz listeners may admit that early music got things to where they are now, similar to how the Model T made the Lamborghini possible. Most just prefer not to drive anything too old. For most listeners, early jazz remains an esoteric and even a strange experience.

Perhaps it's all that monochromatic footage of ...