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Glenn Zottola: A Jazz Life - Hollywood, the World and the Stars

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World-renown trumpeter, saxophonist, musical director, producer and entrepreneur. These are but a mere handful of words that describe the vast talent in Glenn Zottola's bag of musical marvels. There are others: child prodigy, creative genius, “musical natural" and aural savant also percolate rapidly to mind. Now ...

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Glenn Zottola: A Jazz Life - On the Road and In Demand

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World-renown trumpeter, saxophonist, musical director, producer and entrepreneur. These are but a mere handful of words that describe the vast talent in Glenn Zottola's bag of musical marvels. There are others: child prodigy, creative genius, “musical natural" and aural savant also percolate rapidly to mind. Now ...

Glenn Zottola: Reflections of Charlie Parker

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After nearly four decades Glenn Zottola has become one of the most respected, versatile and in-demand trumpet players--and saxophonists--in the world. Born and raised in Port Chester, New York, Zottola started playing trumpet at age three. By virtue of his musical household, this seemed almost as natural as learning to speak. His big brother, Bob, was ...

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Eddie Condon: Renaissance Man Of Jazz This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Eddie Condon: Renaissance Man Of Jazz This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz: photographer, author and record producer Hank O’Neal, who collaborated on Eddie Condon’s Scrapbook of Jazz talks about the Condon legacy. Eddie’s daughter Maggie Condon shares her wealth of memories. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at ...

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This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Clarinet Marmalade

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Clarinet Marmalade

This week on Riverwalk Jazz The Jim Cullum Jazz Band offers an exploration of great pre-WWII voices of jazz clarinet with the help of prominent contemporary exponents of the “old school." Evan Christopher, Bob Wilber, Kenny Davern and Ken Peplowski perform with the Band and talk about their mentors and influences. The program is distributed in the ...

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Home For The Holidays This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week's Riverwalk Jazz features holiday favorites performed by the The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and special guests, along with excerpts from Louis Armstrong’s historic reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas." Break out the ornaments and turn up the volume. Riverwalk Jazz puts listeners in the mood for trimming the tree, stuffing stockings and sharing ...

The Bechet Legacy: The Bechet Legacy - Birch Hall Concerts Live

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Every so often a jewel of a recording is unearthed, prompting the obligatory question: “Why not sooner?" This wonderfully energetic, swinging effort is a treasure of an example.

“The Bechet Legacy," with woodwind artist Bob Wilber and trumpeter Glenn Zottola up front, delivers significant homage to Sidney Bechet and to the Golden Era of hot ...

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Clarinet Marmalade This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Clarinet Marmalade This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz The Jim Cullum Jazz Band offers an exploration of great pre-WWII voices of jazz clarinet with the help of prominent contemporary exponents of the “old school." Evan Christopher, Bob Wilber, Kenny Davern and Ken Peplowski (pictured at right) perform with the Band and talk about their mentors and influences. The program is ...

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Comfort And Joy This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Comfort And Joy This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, it’s Hot Jazz for a Cool Yule as Jim Cullum and the Band welcome an all-star cast of jazz players, outstanding vocal artists and one masterful tap dancer to the stage of The Landing to interpret carols and holiday classics in a jazz mood. The program is distributed in the US by ...

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Sidney Bechet Tribute This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Sidney Bechet Tribute This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

The largely self-taught New Orleans reedman Sidney Bechet developed one of the most distinctive solo voices in jazz. Unlike Louis Armstrong, Bechet never achieved stardom in the United States. This week on Riverwalk Jazz, Broadway’s Vernel Bagneris joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and reedman Bob Wilber to explore Bechet's musical legacy. The program is distributed in ...