January 2023

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Profiles In Jazz

Jimmy Dorsey: Profiles in Jazz

When one thinks of the top alto-saxophonists of the swing era, the names of Johnny Hodges, Benny Carter and perhaps Willie Smith (from the Jimmie

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Ain't Cha Got Music?

The Tailgate King: Kid Ory, Part One

Jeff Barnhart: Hal, we’re beginning 2023 with a look at one of the most influential, colorful and exciting musicians in Jazz history; trombonist Edward “Kid”

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Randi Cee

New Year’s Evolution

Here I am. Just about three years later still not doing much of anything. And unlike many of you it took me until a few

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Quarter Notes

Classic Jazz In Chandler, AZ!

The Arizona Classic Jazz Society held it 33rd annual Festival in Chandler, Arizona, in early November much to the delight of its many members and

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Al Bowlly
Jazz Birthday

Al Bowlly

Al Bowlly was born January 7, 1898, in Lourenço Marques (today Maputo) in Mozambique. His father was Greek and his mother was Lebanese. They met

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Echoes from the Snowball Club cover
Ragtime Vignettes 

Echoes from the Snowball Club

This Detroit classic from 1898 is one of the earliest and best examples of a Ragtime waltz. Though the influence of Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf

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Static From My Attic

I am not a Robot 🤖

In the interval between publishing the previous issue and the current one, a little something called ChatGPT has come into being. It bids fair to

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Festival Roundup

The Festival Roundup January 2023

TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL (Tucson, AZ) Jan. 13-22 A week long city wide event with individually-ticketed concerts at the historic Fox and Rialto theaters, as well

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News and More

Louise Tobin dies at 104

Louise Tobin, the last surviving musician to have recorded in the 1930s, died on November 26th; she was 104. Her place in popular history was

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