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The Many Faces of Jazz

When I hear someone tell me, “I don’t care for jazz,” my first response is very direct: “Which kind do you dislike?” Many of my

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Svetlana and the Delancey Five

Svetlana and the Delancey Five

Bringing Sophisticated, Cosmopolitan Swing to The Back Room Speakeasy in NYC For the past four years, Svetlana & The Delancey Five have been recreating a

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eliot Kenin

Adventures in Ragtime Guitar

Ragtime guitar, both classic and barrelhouse styles, has been around exactly as long as ragtime piano for exactly the same reasons. Entertainers in bars, sporting

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Playing by Ear

Playing by Ear

“A horn is just like the voice. Person have no voice, they can’t sing.” – Edward “Kid” Ory. The question was: “How do you know

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Encouragement Does Help!

Encouragement Does Help!

With many thousands of jazz concerts, festivals, and workshops worldwide, the passion for jazz has never been greater. That passion is shared by listeners and

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The Agony of De Feet

The Agony of De Feet

Right around the mid 20th century mark, the Buffalo Public School System decided to include, as part of its comprehensive Physical Education Program, a course

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Hot for Teacher

Hot for Teacher

We’ve all experienced that innocent (or maybe not so innocent) crush on a teacher, that one instructor we lusted after while struggling through our academic

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Ken Coulter and Flossie Coulter (photo by Bonnie Colgan)

The Coulters Hit the Road

Long-time festival directors Flossie and Ken Coulter are enjoying the second year of their retirement as year-round residents of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. They are

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Hitch's Happy Harmonists

The Jazz State…Indiana!

Most jazz lovers know the contributions made through our embrace of ragtime late in the 19th century, as well as the important efforts of New

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Jewel Brown Shindig

When Jack Ruby Robbed Jewel Brown

Behind the Armstrong Singer’s Dealings with the famed Nightclub Owner and Oswald Killer. Most people associate Jack Ruby with the striptease shows that unfolded nightly

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Clint Baker

The Musical Bakers

Clint Baker and Alisa Clancy are the proud parents of 15-year-old twins, Ramona and Riley, who have shown a high degree of musical talent at

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