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Bria Skonberg: Rising Star On Hot Jazz Scene

Bria Skonberg: Rising Star On Hot Jazz Scene

"If Louis Armstrong and Doris Day could somehow be the same person, they'd be Bria Skonberg." —Wall Street Journal Jazz lovers in jny: Oakland and Mill Valley, Calif. Are in for a real treat in late March as Bria Skonberg brings her unique talents to the jny: San Francisco Bay area. She calls her music Hot Jazz and there is certainly ...

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Bria Skonberg Quartet On SF Bay Area Stages

Bria Skonberg Quartet On SF Bay Area Stages

Bria Skonberg Hot NYC Jazz Trumpeter on SF Bay Area Stages OAKLAND/MILL VALLEY, CA: Chanteuse Bria Skonberg has been called the beautiful jazz singer with a golden horn and that’s certainly apropos. “If Louis Armstrong and Doris Day could somehow be the same person, they'd be Bria Skonberg. With her outstandingly ‘Satchelmouthed’ trumpet solos, charismatic singing and sunshine ...

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Swinging On The South Side: The Heartbeat Of Chicago Jazz This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Swinging On The South Side: The Heartbeat Of Chicago Jazz This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, vocalists Topsy Chapman and Vernel Bagneris, trumpeter Duke Heitger and pianist Dick Hyman join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band—club-hopping on the South Side of Chicago from the “black and tans" of the ’20s to the grand ballrooms of the ’30s. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on ...

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Barbary Coast This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz we hear rare recordings of Sid LeProtti playing piano and actor Vernel Bagneris bringing LeProtti’s words to life. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays classic tunes that might have been danced to in the night spots of Pacific Street. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM ...

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Tribute To Bass Legend Milt Hinton This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Tribute To Bass Legend Milt Hinton This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz presents a legacy broadcast featuring the iconic bassist Milt Hinton in a 1991 performance with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, live at The Landing in San Antoniio. Milt was 81. Milt Hinton used to say, “A person has to have lived to play great jazz…Unless you’ve lived, what could you say on your ...

Steve Brown: Atlas Slapped

Read "Steve Brown: Atlas Slapped" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

The word bass means bottom. It means support. That's the prime requisite of a bassist, support. Architecturally, it has to be the lowest part of the building, and it has to be strong, or the building will not stand. Musically, it is the lowest human voice. It is the lowest musical voice in the orchestra. It's ...

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Face of the Bass: The Atlas of Jazz

The great Milt Hinton often said that the bass is the “Atlas of jazz" because its role in the jazz band is to “carry the other instruments on its shoulders." "Bass" is often misspelled as “base" but the meaning is very similar in music, that of "foundation." In early jazz bands, bassists played the bass fiddle, the tuba, or the ...

Retrieval Records: Treasures Lost and Found

Read "Retrieval Records: Treasures Lost and Found" reviewed by Nathan Holaway

“The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago."-- Louis Armstrong

“You hear about the Duke Ellingtons, the Jimmie Luncefords, and the Fletcher Hendersons, but people sometimes forget that jazz was ...

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Swinging on the South Side: The Heartbeat of Chicago Jazz

Swinging on the South Side: The Heartbeat of Chicago Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz (distributed nationwide on Public Radio International and Sirius/XM), vocalist Topsy Chapman, singer Vernel Bagneris, trumpeter Duke Heitger and pianist {Dick Hyman}} join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band—club-hopping on the South Side of Chicago from the 'black and tans' of the '20s to the grand ballrooms of the '30s. Tony Jackson arrived in ...