June 2016

On the Cover


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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Jazz Birthday
Andy Senior -with- Gary Price

Lena Horne

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 30, 1917. Lena’s background was solidly middle-class, and her paternal grandparents, Edwin and Cora

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Randi Cee
Randi Cee

Road Trippin’

In these parts any drive under three hours is more commute than road trip; in fact Los Angeles just “won” worst traffic in the country…again.

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Static From My Attic
Andy Senior

The Pain of Music

I have previously written in this space about “dread.” I then referred to a more general foreboding—which still occasionally visits me, in spite of my

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Bennie Moten Band
Jazz Jottings
Lew Shaw

Jazz Jottings June 2016

While gridlock appears to be the order of the day in our Nation’s capital when it comes to resolving the major issues of the day,

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Yerba-Buena-Stompers with ida blue
Festival Roundup
Russ Tarby

The Festival Roundup June 2016

For the latest Festival Roundup find Events in our menu. SCOTT JOPLIN RAGTIME FESTIVAL. (Sedalia, Mo.) – June 1-4. More than 6,000 people attend the

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Final Chorus Archive
Lew Shaw

The Final Chorus June 2016

DONALD McGRATH, 90, from cancer on April 17 in Riverside, Calif. A trombonist who during his life played with such California bands as Jazz-A-Ma-Tasa and

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News and More


Nights at the Turntable

Susie Arioli- Spring album cover

Susie Arioli • Spring

Canadian jazz singer Susie Arioli on her prior recordings has generally been teamed up with guitarist Jordan Officer, performing swing standards in intimate settings. Her

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The Syncopated Bookshelf


Jazz Birthday of the Month: Lena Horne, Illustration by Gary Price
Static from my Attic, by Andy Senior
Final Chorus, compiled by Lew Shaw
Jazz Jottings, by Lew Shaw
The Professor is IN, by Adrian Cunningham
Festival Roundup, compiled by Russ Tarby
Jazz Travels with Bill Hoffman
Road Trippin’, by Randi Cee


Nights at the Turntable, CD reviews by Scott Yanow
Really the Blues, book review by F. Norman Vickers

Other News

Connie Jones Announces Retirement, by Lew Shaw
Archy’s Return, by Andy Senior
1930 King of Jazz Restored, by Lew Shaw
Paul Whiteman: A Biographical Note, by Lew Shaw
The Ideal, the Real, and The Syncopated Times, by Andy Senior

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