Blowing off the Dust

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Haruka Kikuchi: Queen of the Tailgate Trombone

Tokyo native making her bones in old New Orleans Like a cyclone from across the Pacific, trombonist Haruka Kikuchi blew away audiences at last year’s...

The Legacy of Jazz: Embracing Diversity

I confess it: I was not raised on jazz. My earliest memories have a soundtrack of fifties and sixties music, and my dance education began...

Postmodern Poetry and Ragtime

Thomas Stearns Eliot, who, when he wasn't thinking about hippopotami, may have been shaking a leg to the good old good stuff. It is significant...

Jazz Trumpeter Bob Effros: A Granddaughter’s Appreciation

Robert “Bob” Effros was born December 6, 1900 in London, England. His Russian Jewish parents emigrated shortly afterward from London to Memphis, Tennessee. Raised in...

The Original Dixieland Jazz Band: Which album to Buy?

Feb. 26, 2017 was the centennial of the first jazz record ever made. On Feb. 26, 1917, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded “Livery Stable...

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