January 2021

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Shotgun Jazz Band Porch Concert
Jazz Jottings
Lew Shaw

Jazz Jottings January 2021

In late November, the City of New Orleans announced regulations regarding the permitting process to host live entertainment in indoor and outdoor settings. All live

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The Professor Is IN
Adrian Cunningham

My Time With The Nighthawks

Such is the nature of pandemia—with its unapologetic ravaging of one’s gigging calendar—that to find inspiration, it can be useful to look backwards. And lately

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Static From My Attic
Andy Senior

Another Thrilling Episode!

I begin to think I should rename this column “The Crisis of the Month.” A crisis is not necessarily a bad thing, but it demands

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Lew Shaw
Jazz Birthday
Andy Senior

Lew Shaw

This month we celebrate one of our own: Lew Shaw, who turns 95 on January 14, and whose latest installment of Jazz Jottings may be

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Recording Pioneers
R.S. Baker

Bass Drum Conundrum

In the 19th century, the bass drum in military bands was essential. The use of bass drums continued into the earliest days of recording, but

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Nights at the Turntable

More Albums

The Syncopated Bookshelf

Movie Review

The Final Chorus

Jeff Clayton

Jeff Clayton dies at 66

Alto Saxophonist and flautist Jeff Clayton died from Kidney cancer of December 17th. He was 66 years old. He trained on oboe and English horn

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