Archive For The “Great Jazz Cities Series” Category

Great Jazz Cities: Philadelphia

By | June 9, 2012

Philadelphia trumpeter Clifford Brown

In this hour, we’re continuing our ongoing tour of America’s “Great Jazz Cities” with the stories and sounds of jazz in Philadelphia. We’ll talk with historian Diane Turner about how union politics shaped the Philly jazz scene, and get to know the Philadelphia guitar-violin duo that beat Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli to the punch. […]

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Great Jazz Cities: St. Louis

By | May 4, 2012

East St. Louis favorite son Miles Davis

This hour we continue our ongoing series on America’s Great Jazz Cities with the long-lost jazz and blues traditions of St. Louis. We’ll talk with historian Kevin Belford about how St. Louis’ rich blues heritage got written out of the jazz history books, and take a look at how the turn-of-the-century Mississippi River riverboat economy […]

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Great Jazz Cities: New Orleans

By | February 18, 2012

Treme Brass Band, Photo by Joesph Crachiola

Jazz was born in New Olreans, right? Well it depends on who you ask. In this hour, we get to the bottom of that question and tour the sites and sounds of New Orleans jazz as we continue our series on America’s great jazz cities. We’ll talk with jazz historian Bruce Raeburn about the birth […]

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Great Jazz Cities: Chicago

By | January 28, 2012

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This hour we continue our tour of America’s great jazz cities with the sites and sounds of Chicago. We’ll talk with the owner of the storied Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Dave Jemilo, about his epic restoration of the club to its former speakeasy glory, and hear how the Green Mill helped found the improv-rich tradition […]

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Great Jazz Cities: Kansas City

By | November 12, 2011

Great Jazz Cities: Kansas City

This hour our ongoing tour of America’s great jazz cities takes us to Kansas City. We’ll talk with local boy and jazz historian Chuck Haddix about the storied and sordid roots of the famed Kansas City sound, and get to know the corrupt Kansas City political boss who defied Prohibition and helped spark the city’s early […]

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