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

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

St. Louis – City of Gabriels

Interview with Dennis Owsley

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Ken McCarthy’s Jazz on the Tune talks with author and veteran jazz DJ Dennis Owsley about this favorite subject: The great jazz city of St. Louis.

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1. Tom Turpin – St. Louis Rag (1903) – (00:00)
2. Charles Creath – Buttefinger Blues (1927) – (02:50)
3. … Read more

The Boston Chronicles – Richard Vacca

Interview with Richard Vacca

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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