December 2016



Festival Roundup
Russ Tarby

Festival Roundup December 2016

DANNY BARKER BANJO & GUITAR FESTIVAL. (New Orleans, La.) – Jan. 12-15. The third annual Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival will get under way

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Blowing Off The Dust
Larry Melton

Scott Joplin Memorial Highway Designated

At the opening concert of this year’s Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, Missouri, Mayor Stephen Galliher announced that the Missouri State Legislature had

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Randi Cee
Randi Cee

No More Challenges!

It’s been a challenging year. Look I’m not going to bore you with the details of that. It’s bad copy and no one likes a

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Static From My Attic
Andy Senior

A Hot Jazz Space for Civility

I face the task of writing this essay with more than a little dread. Last month’s “Static” expressed my views concisely and effectively, and if

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Cab Calloway
Jazz Birthday
Andy Senior

Cab Calloway

Cabell Calloway III was born in Rochester, New York on Christmas Day, 1907. Cab’s family was upper middle class: his mother, Martha Eulalia Reed was

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News and More

Try This on Your Piano

Try This on Your Piano

Dean Norman contributes a Christmas song he composed with the late Sister Jean Huling several years ago. He writes: “A few years ago, about 2005,

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Nights at the Turntable

More Albums

The Syncopated Bookshelf

Table of Contents

Final Chorus, Compiled by Lew Shaw

Jazz Jottings, by Lew Shaw

Jazz Travels: Jeff and Joel’s House Party, by Bill Hoffman

Festival Roundup, Compiled by Russ Tarby

Blowing off the Dust: The Power of Internet Connection, Larry Melton

No More Challenges!, by Randi Cee

The Professor is IN: On Jazz and Dancing, by Adrian Cunningham


What Louis Said: Solid Gassuh, by CD review Andy Senior

Murray Talks Music, book review by Joe Bebco

Book Reviews: Jacobsen and Karp, reviewed by Russ Tarby & Larry Melton

Nights at the Turntable, CD reviews by Scott Yanow

Enrapture by Ken Peplowski, CD review by F. Norman Vickers

Other News

Sacramento Society Seeks to Raise $50K, by Lew Shaw

“Santa Baby”,by Russ Tarby

“Santa Is on his Way” (song), by Dean Norman & Jean Huling

Scott Joplin Highway Designated, by Larry Melton

Baby Soda Trumpeter Digs “Jubilee Stomp”, by Russ Tarby

Jazz Gallery (photographs)

The Original Cornell Syncopators, by Colin Hancock

A Little off the Top (poem), by Andy Senior

What to Do Until the Piano Tuner Leaves, by Andy Senior

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