July 2023

On the Cover


Back in My Own Backyard!

The May 21st meeting of the Arizona Classic Jazz Society celebrated Cheryl Thurston’s birthday. The talented and multi-instrumentalist is well known in the Society and

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Buster Bailey by Joe Busam
Jazz Birthday

Buster Bailey

William C. “Buster” Bailey was born July 19, 1902, in Memphis, Tennessee. Bailey learned the rudiments of clarinet while a student in the city’s public

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Ragtime Vignettes 

Hen Cackle Rag

As a teenager I owned a cassette copy of Sidewalk Blues, a 1995 album of the now-defunct jazz group Elite Syncopation. I loved that recording,

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Roswell band
Festival Roundup

The Festival Roundup July 2023

DIXIELAND TRAD JAZZ CRUISE (Roundtrip Seattle to Alaska) July 9-16 Rocky Mountain Rhythm and Swing, an all-star trad jazz group. Several shows from Cowboy Country

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News and More


Nights at the Turntable

The Final Chorus

Table of Contents

Vol.8, No.7 July 2023


Alex Pangman Brings Lost Classics to Swinging Life, by Brian R. Sheridan 

Mr. Ragtime: Remembering Max Morath, by Larry Melton 

Gene Krupa and the Solo Sailor, by Dan Barrett 

Musicians and Friends Pay Tribute to Noel Kaletsky, by Jeff Barnhart & Art Hovey 


Jazz Birthday of the Month: Buster Bailey, illustration by Joe Busam 

Static from my Attic, by Andy Senior 

My Inspirations: Noel Kaletsky: A Legacy of Laughs and Love, by Jeff Barnhart 

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