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This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Tango, Opera And The Blues: Jelly Roll’s Recipe For Jazz

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Tango, Opera And The Blues: Jelly Roll’s Recipe For Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band welcomes singer Vernel Bagneris and the piano duo of Dick Hyman and John Sheridan for a concert of Jelly Morton’s music, and a discussion of key elements in his compositions. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and ...

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Dancehalls, Dives And Bordellos: Early New Orleans Jazz Scenes This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Dancehalls, Dives And Bordellos: Early New Orleans Jazz Scenes This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, New Orleans natives Vernel Bagneris and Topsy Chapman join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to bring to life in narrative and music the atmosphere of turn-of-the-century New Orleans, where strains of early jazz were heard. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and ...

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Fats, Hoagy And W.C. Handy This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Fats, Hoagy And W.C. Handy This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week Riverwalk Jazz explores the rich legacy of three jazz heroes whose work has inspired The Jim Cullum Jazz Band through the years—Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and the blues-driven work of W.C. Handy. Series favorites Vernel Bagneris, Topsy Chapman and Shelly Berg join the band on the stage of Pearl Stable, a century-old limestone horse ...

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The Story Of Clarence Williams This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

The Story Of Clarence Williams This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz looks at both sides of the Clarence Williams legacy. New Orleans’ Topsy Chapman and Broadway’s Vernel Bagneris lend their acting and vocal talents to this week's show as they join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for Gulf Coast Blues: The Clarence Williams Story. The program is distributed in the US by Public ...

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Ellington's 3-minute Masterpieces This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Ellington's 3-minute Masterpieces This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and special guest Dick Hyman present a program of jewel-like short jazz pieces from the Duke Ellington repertoire. Broadway actor Vernel Bagneris brings to life scenes from Ellington's legendary life in first-person accounts. Other guests include New Orleans singer Topsy Chapman, trumpeters Nicholas Payton and Clark ...

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The Music of President Lester Young This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

The Music of President Lester Young This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, Vernel Bagneris and Topsy Chapman paint a picture of Lester Young's life based on his own first-person accounts and those of musicians who knew him. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, with tenor saxophonists Brian Ogilvie and Ron Hockett, offer their homage to the “President of Tenor Sax." The program is distributed ...

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The Story of Jabbo Smith This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

The Story of Jabbo Smith This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Jabbo Smith had a short but important recording career in the late 1920s when he became the first trumpeter to seriously challenge Louis Armstrong with a virtuosity years ahead of its time. On this week's Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band revives their favorite Jabbo Smith compositions, we'll hear scenes of Jabbo's life from his ...

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"Chicago's Jazz Age Melting Pot" this week on Riverwalk Jazz

"Chicago's Jazz Age Melting Pot" this week on Riverwalk Jazz

Recalling the heady atmosphere of the great musical “melting pot" in Jazz Age Chicago, with a script based on historical and biographical written accounts and recordings, Riverwalk Jazz this week welcomes two frequent guests from New Orleans—the Obie award-winning actor and singer Vernel Bagneris and renowned blues singer Topsy Chapman—plus pianist Shelly Berg. By the 1920s, ...

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Bass Pioneer Pops Foster This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Bass Pioneer Pops Foster This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, New Orleans bass pioneer George “Pops" Foster tells his own story in rare archival interviews. Actor Vernel Bagneris portrays Pops in scenes from his autobiography. The show can be heard beginning today on public radio stations nationwide, distributed by Public Radio International; on Sirius/XM sattelite radio; and streamed on demand from ...

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Ebony Love Songs This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Ebony Love Songs This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

To honor Black History Month, this week Riverwalk Jazz and The Jim Cullum Jazz Band take note of Valentine's Day with songs created by the first black composers to turn out love songs for mainstream America via Broadway, Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley. The program is distributed by Public Radio International, XM/Sirius sattelite radio and can ...


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