Bruce Conforth and the real Robert Johnson

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Musician, educator and historian Bruce Conforth introduces us to the real Robert Johnson.

Far from the one-dimensional “native genius” he is often portrayed as, Robert Johnson was a well read, well traveled, versatile artist whose genius was no accident.

Dead at the age of 26, in his short life Johnson’s art left an … Read more

Jazz on the Tube returns to New Orleans

Jazz poet Chuck Perkins and Jazz on the Tube's Ken McCarthy

New Orleans¬†poet Chuck Perkins and Jazz on the Tube’s Ken McCarthy

After the 2005 levee collapses (don’t call it “Katrina”), Jazz on the Tube’s Ken McCarthy started visiting New Orleans.

After a few week-long visits here and there, he started spending nearly half of every year there, arriving in December and leaving after Jazzfest.

One of his projects was … Read more

Interview with NC Heikin, director of “The Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story”

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NC called in from the set of “Boss” where Episode #8 was being filmed.

“The Sound of Redemption” was conceived and co-produced by novelist and jazz fan Michael Connelly

The film is openning in NYC on December 2, 2015 and in LA on December 18, Read more

Interview with Richie Gerber author of “Jazz America’s Gift: From Its Birth to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Beyond”

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Jazz America's Gift From Its Birth to George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue & BeyondJazz America’s Gift: From Its Birth to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Beyond

Videos that reference things Ken and Richie discussed

Gershwin plays “I’ve Got Rhythm” – live

Gershwin plays “I’ve Got Rhythm” variations for piano and orchestra (1934)

Gershwin plays Gershwin: “Sweet
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Interview with Professor Douglas Henry Daniels
“Lester Leaps In”, Jazz in Asia, and more

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Professor Douglas Henry Daniels (Emeritus) of the University of California at Santa Barbara is author of the following books:

02One O’Clock Jump: The Unforgettable Story of the Oklahoma City Blue Devils (2007)

03Lester Leaps In: The Life and Times of Lester “Pres” Young (2002)

05Pioneer Read more

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