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The Jim Cullum Jazz Band: Porgy and Bess Live

Read "Porgy and Bess Live" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Since its New York City debut in September 1935, George Gershwin's beloved folk opera Porgy and Bess has been recreated and performed in almost every possible context, from classical opera to musical theatre to mainstream jazz, in America and overseas. The opera has been probed and dissected so often, in fact, that at first blush another ...

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Shaken, Not Stirred: Texas Jazz Crooner Returns To Metropolitan Room With "A Saloon Jazz Mixology"

Shaken, Not Stirred: Texas Jazz Crooner Returns To Metropolitan Room With "A Saloon Jazz Mixology"

The number-one male jazz singer in the home of the Alamo returns to the Big Apple the first week of the New Year for his fourth headline appearance at the popular Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd Street. Ken Slavin’s new show, “Cocktails With Ken: A Saloon Jazz Mixology" is slated for Thursday, January 7, at 9:30 p.m. ...

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Swinging Duos At The Landing This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This week on Riverwalk Jazz, we're pairing up some of our favorite jazz artists in a broadcast of swinging duos. On their own, each one of these musicians lights up the stage, but together, they’re off the charts. The program is distributed in the US by ...

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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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Summer Jazz BBQ This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band swings their way through some of your favorite warm-weather tunes. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound. Jim and the Band light up the sky with a number Louis ...

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Class Of '29 This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, we follow the year 1929 in music, from Harlem cabarets to Broadway shows, to Hollywood movies and jazz recordings. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound. In 1929, jazz was making ...

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The Fats Waller Bluebird Sessions This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week our radio show explores the Fats Waller Bluebird Sessions. Joining The Jim Cullum Jazz Band are master pianist Dick Hyman and Portland-based vocalist Rebecca Kilgore. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound. Thomas ‘Fats’ ...

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"The Whiteman Years" This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

"The Whiteman Years" This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band teams up with Vince Giordano and Andy Stein, specialists in the music of Paul Whiteman in the 1920s. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound. Revered ...

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Harold Arlen This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, in rare archival interview clips, Harold Arlen speaks about his career and how he wrote some of his most enduring songs, performed by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests: Nina Ferro, Dick Hyman, Rebecca Kilgore and Carol Woods. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You ...

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20th Anniversary Revisited This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

On Memorial Day Weekend 1989, Riverwalk Jazz made its national debut. This week, to celebrate over twenty years on the air, we revisit our first national broadcast, a program with piano legend Dick Hyman devoted to Fats Waller. Since that first national broadcast, Dick Hyman has joined us for so many radio shows that we sometimes think ...