How Tuba Skinny’s New Orleans Street Jazz Found Fans Worldwide

So who are Tuba Skinny? They are a group of young musicians who migrated to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and met while busking on the streets. New Orleans has been their base ever since. That is where they spend the temperate months. But during the heat of summer they tour in the northern states and abroad. They have played in Spain, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Mexico, and Australia. This year they toured extensively in Belgium, France and in Holland, where they participated for several weeks in a new venture, working in an entertainment complex that included a circus.

Ten Bells Rag Band: Songs From The Limehouse Delta

Ten Bells Rag Band Debut EP: Songs From The Limehouse DeltaSounds from the Limehouse Delta by Ten Bells Rag Band James Conway, who plays trumpet and cornet for the Ten Bells Rag Band, was kind […]

London Calling: The Next Traditional Jazz Revival in Britain

Hot Jazz Catches On, Again As promised when we left Europe back in August (See: Grand European Tour) we’ve returned to catch up with the UK. Britain was unique during the jazz revival period of the […]

Peter Bullis, Banjoist for the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, has passed.

Peter Bullis, 85, on September 4th, one day shy of his 86th birthday. He was banjoist and manager of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, having been with the group since 1971. The New Black Eagle […]

You Could Always Join The Circus Band

Circus Culture is alive and well. Young creatives have taken to learning the trades of the sideshow as well as the entertainments of the center ring. Acrobats and rope climbers entertain in trendy neighborhoods and people enroll […]

Tom Dutart, Of Basin Street Regulars and Pismo Beach Jazz Jubilee, Murdered Outside Home.

We have posted Tom’s official obituary and event info for his memorial here. We are saddened to report that Thomas Dutart, a past President of the Basin Street Regulars/Central Coast Hot Jazz Society in Pismo […]

Lorraine Gordon, Owner of Village Vanguard, Passes at Age 95

Lorraine Gordon, 95, June 9th, of complications from a stroke. She helped to make jazz happen for over 70 years. In the 40’s she aided her first husband, Alfred Lion, in recording Jazz legends for Blue […]

Good News: Ken Peplowski Back on the Road

  Related: Ken Peplowski- My Final Interview about Benny Goodman, Ken Peplowski: Beyond Benny’s Footsteps After personal and physical setbacks veteran Clarinetist Ken Peplowski was forced to take a breather for much of the spring while his […]

Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars Heading to New York

Since 2009 the Denver Jazz Club and a series of local businesses, currently Denver Percussion, have sponsored a group of young jazz musicians gathered from area middle and high schools. They call themselves The Denver Jazz […]

Don’t Forget the Entertainer

Our bad. The had intended to run a review of the Scott Joplin Memorial Concert, held every year at his graveside in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Queens. For reasons related to the crunch of press […]

Hot Jazz Saturday Night Cancelled After 38 Years-Petition Started to Save it.

Editors Note: Our publisher, Andy Senior, doubles as the host of the Radiola! podcast which at times in the past has been a terrestrial show spinning hot jazz and other music of the 20’s-40’s. He’s […]

Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee goes out with a Bang

Report From Tom Bartlett, who has played Trombone with The Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band for 50 years as well as the Yerba Buena Stompers. He can be seen on the far right of these […]

Albums Reviewed In Our June Issue

Our actual reviews are now posted online, including reviews for these items in our archives so this column will not be continued… Here are links to albums reviewed in our June issue so you can […]

Michael Cogswell Retires from Directorship of Louis Armstrong House

Related: Armstrong House Museum in Transition In his Jazz Jottings column in March Lew Shaw reported the upcoming retirement of the executive director of The Louis Armstrong House Museum, Michael Cogswell, and described his accomplishments there this […]

American Jazz Museum in KC Restructuring

The conclusions reached by a private consulting firm hired to investigate a debt crisis at The American Jazz Museum are grim. Located in the historic 18th and Vine District of Kansas City, the museum has failed […]

Tony Pringle, Founding Member of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, has Passed

He was the best musical import America ever received from Liverpool. In 1957, while still training for his day job in telecommunications, he formed The Druids Jazz Band. They became the house band at The Cavern, a basement jazz club in Liverpool.