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ARTICLE: THE JAZZ LIFE

To Dream the Impossible Dream: the quest for a music education

Read "To Dream the Impossible Dream: the quest for a music education" reviewed by Peter Rubie

I've been thinking a lot about how jazz is taught recently. I realize now, my search for a real musical education was not a simple thing, but a series of life changing moments. My son, on the other hand, is planning to study music in college after he finishes high school. Though it would fill his ...

NEWS: RADIO

Guitarists Marty Grosz And Howard Alden This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Guitarists Marty Grosz And Howard Alden This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, two contemporary giants of jazz guitar, Marty Grosz and Howard Alden, join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a show devoted to pioneers of jazz guitar: Lonnie Johnson, Eddie Lang, Carl Kress, Dick McDonough and Django Reinhardt. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lonnie Johnson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lonnie Johnson

All About Jazz is celebrating Lonnie Johnson's birthday today!

Lonnie Johnson was the “governor” of blues guitar in the 1920’s. His playing combined incredibly fast melodic runs with evocative blues licks. His playing was the forerunner of jazz and rock guitar. Lonnie Johnson’s playing is highly challenging, provocative and exciting. His recordings from the 1920s were ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lonnie Johnson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lonnie Johnson

All About Jazz is celebrating Lonnie Johnson's birthday today!

Lonnie Johnson was the “governor” of blues guitar in the 1920’s. His playing combined incredibly fast melodic runs with evocative blues licks. His playing was the forerunner of jazz and rock guitar. Lonnie Johnson’s playing is highly challenging, provocative and exciting. His recordings from the 1920s were ...

NEWS: RADIO

Guitar Pioneers This Week On Rivewalk Jazz

Guitar Pioneers This Week On Rivewalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, two contemporary giants of jazz guitar, Marty Grosz and Howard Alden, join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a show devoted to pioneers of jazz guitar: Lonnie Johnson, Eddie Lang, Carl Kress, Dick McDonough and Django Reinhardt. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lonnie Johnson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lonnie Johnson

All About Jazz is celebrating Lonnie Johnson's birthday today!

Lonnie Johnson - guitar, multi instrumentalist, vocalist (1899 - 1970) Lonnie Johnson was the “governor” of blues guitar in the 1920’s. His playing combined incredibly fast melodic runs with evocative blues licks. His playing was the forerunner of jazz and rock guitar. Lonnie Johnson’s playing is highly ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Mark Miller: Way Down That Lonesome Road - Lonnie Johnson in Toronto 1965-1970

Read "Mark Miller: Way Down That Lonesome Road - Lonnie Johnson in Toronto 1965-1970" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Way Down That Lonesome Road: Lonnie Johnson in Toronto 1965-1970

Mark Miller

Paper; 160 pages

ISBN 978-1-55128-148-3

The Mercury Press

2011

The life of singer and guitarist Lonnie Johnson has been chronicled well enough for a blues performer. But leave it to Mark Miller to find an adjunct ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lonnie Johnson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lonnie Johnson

All About Jazz is celebrating Lonnie Johnson's birthday today!



Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson - guitar, multi instrumentalist, vocalist (1899 - 1970) Lonnie Johnson was the “governor” of blues guitar in the 1920’s. His playing combined incredibly fast melodic runs with evocative blues licks... more


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ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILES

Storyville Records: A Treasure Trove of Swinging Jazz

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Since its foundation during the European revivalist movement of the early 1950s, Copenhagen-based Storyville Records has grown into a major repository of New Orleans, big band and mainstream recordings. With something approaching 600 releases in its back catalogue, the label is a treasure trove of jazz that swings.

Founded in 1952 by Danish jazz ...

NEWS: RADIO

Howard Alden, Marty Grosz on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Howard Alden, Marty Grosz on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, two contemporary giants of jazz guitar, Marty Grosz and Howard Alden, join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band at The Landing in San Antonio for a show devoted to a trio of early jazz guitarists—Lonnie Johnson, Eddie Lang and Carl Kress. The show is distributed nationwide by Public Radio International and XM/Sirius sattelite radio, and can be ...