How black musicians helped reform Local 802

Interview with Jacob Goldberg

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Jazz on the Tube interviews Jacob Goldberg author of “Swingin’ the Color Line.”

Music is a calling – but it’s also an occupation.

Fair pay, unrestricted job opportunities, good working conditions, the need for benefits like health care and retirement support…all these are issues for musicians too.

African-American musicians played an important … Read more

Jazz from Detroit!

Interview with Mark Stryker

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Jazz on the Tube interviews Mark Stryker, author of the book “Jazz from Detroit.”

I put an exclamation point on this one.


Because if you don’t know the Detroit jazz story, it’s going to shock you.

But don’t take it from me…

“There is no other city like Detroit: the musicians, … Read more

02/17 – 02/23: Jazz on the Tube Weekly Review

Monday, February 17, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Buddy DeFranco

* Buddy DeFranco

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NEW – Kamasi Washington – Street Fighter Mas – 2019

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

NEW – James Carter – Street Of Dreams

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NEW – Marion Hayden – Uncrowned King – 2012

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The power of educators and communities that care

Three high schools – one in Detroit, one in Chicago, and one in Fort Worth – did a truly epic job in keeping the jazz genius pipeline full in the middle 20th century.

We’re almost certainly missing important schools in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York City and probably some other places are well.

If you’ve got a high school … Read more

Neurophysiologist Stephen Porges – A scientist looks at the profoundly nurturing quality of music education

Jazz on the Tube interviews Professor Stephen Porges.

Here’s how the theory looks in practice

Duke Ellington’s “Black and Tan Fantasy” by the 2014 Beloit Memorial High School Jazz Band at the Essentially Ellington competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center New York.

Question: Shouldn’t all children have access to quality music education?

Discuss among yourselves.

Sheila Jordan “talks” about her … Read more