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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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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Bass Drum Conundrum
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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