June 2022

On the Cover



Quarter Notes
Shelly Gallichio

How Lucky Can One Gal Be?

The long awaited New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival did take place beginning April 29th through May 8th and delivered all that was promised! We

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Interviewing Count Basie Lew Shaw
Jazz Jottings
Lew Shaw

Jazz Jottings June 2022

Ed Metz Jr. has had a multitude of varied experiences since he was given a set of drum sticks by the drummer in his father’s

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Static From My Attic
Andy Senior

Genre Fluid

Have I told you lately that contention makes me tired? Just when I think it’s possible to pause and enjoy a moment of relative serenity,

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Blowing Off The Dust
Larry Melton

Sheet Music Orgy

Have you ever immersed yourself in a trivial pursuit while important tasks needed your immediate attention? Well, a friend recently added six inches of sheet

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My Inspirations
Jeff Barnhart

Rules of the Road

During the 22-month “virus vacation” when Anne and I spent more nights in our own bed than we had in the previous 10 years of

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Ted Lewis
Jazz Birthday
Lew Shaw

Ted Lewis

Ted Lewis was born Theodore Leopold Friedman on June 6, 1890, in Circleville, Ohio. He learned piccolo as a member of the Circleville Boys’ Band

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The Professor Is IN
Adrian Cunningham

The Age We Live In

After many years touring in the US, playing traditional jazz festivals, cruises and what have you, there’s an unavoidable truth that we’ll have to address

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Ragtime Vignettes 
Brandon Byrne

Tom Turpin • Ragtime Nightmare

Composer and nightclub owner Tom Turpin (c. 1871-1922) is one of Ragtime’s most influential figures. Ragtime Nightmare from 1900 is the third of his six

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The popular Saturday Brunch Set at the 2019 West Texas Jazz Party
Festival Roundup
Joe Bebco

The Festival Roundup June 2022

SCOTT JOPLIN RAGTIME FESTIVAL (Sedalia, MO) – June 1-4th More than 6,000 people attend the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival each June, turning downtown Sedalia into

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Nights at the Turntable

The Final Chorus

Table of Contents


Jazz Birthday of the Month: Ted Lewis, illustration by Joe Busam

Static from my Attic, by Andy Senior

Final Chorus, compiled by Joe Bebco

Jazz Jottings, by Lew Shaw

My Inspirations: Rules of the Road, by Jeff Barnhart

The Professor is IN: The Age We Live In, by Adrian Cunningham

Ragtime Vignettes: Ragtime Nightmare, by Brandon Byrne

Quarter Notes: How Lucky Can One Gal Be?, by Shelly Gallichio

Long Island: Haunts of the Hagers, by R.S. Baker

Ain’t Cha Got Music: Firehouse Five 1951-’52, by Jeff Barnhart & Hal Smith

Festival Roundup, compiled by Joe Bebco

Profiles in Jazz: Stuff Smith, by Scott Yanow

Blowing off the Dust: Sheet Music Orgy, by Larry Melton


Nights at the Turntable, CD reviews by Scott Yanow

Scott Yanow’s Jazz Memoirs, Book Review by F. Norman Vickers

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