01/13 – 01/19: Jazz on the Tube Weekly Review

Monday, January 13, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Danny Barker, Joe Pass, Benny Waters

* Danny Barker

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/day-people-night-people/

* Joe Pass

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/satin-doll-2/

* Benny Waters

NEW – Behind The Scenes – The Creation of Take Five

Video link: https://jazzonthetube.com/video/behind-the-scenes-the-creation-of-take-five/

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Jazz Birthdays: Grady Tate, Allen Toussaint, Billy Butterfield, Kenny Wheeler

* Grady TateRead more

Puerto Rico Earthquake

We ask every Jazz on the Tube subscriber to do whatever they are able – share these pages, spread the word, contact your Congress people, donate money.

Where to send help

The Hispanic Federation

This organization founded in 1990 has a clearly defined program for bringing and distributing emergency aid throughout Puerto Rico.

They are well organized, committed, focused on … Read more

Cuba on the keyboard

Roberto Carlos Valdes

Cuban piano is combination of the precision of the classical keyboard with the precision of the tumbadora.

Eighty eight drums, ten fingers.

Roberto Carlos Valdes, grandson of Bebo Valdes.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

P.S. Our unique programming is made possible by help from people like you. Learn how you can contribute to our efforts … Read more

The Boston Chronicles – Richard Vacca

Interview with Richard Vacca

Download the mp3 here

Looking for a great vacation where you can dig a lot of jazz?

How about New York, New Orleans, Chicago…or Boston.


Yes, Boston.

A thriving local scene with deep historical roots, amazing schools (Berklee and New England Conservatory of Music), plus the “Boston-New York Pipeline.” Richard Vacca takes us by the … Read more

Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus, a film released in June of 1959, set the music world on fire.

You’ll see why in the first ten minutes.

From the Wall Street Journal Review by John Edward Hasse:

“The movie led to an international craze for bossa nova in the early to mid-1960s. The 1962 record ‘Jazz Samba’ by guitarist Charlie Byrd and saxophonist Stan … Read more