Texas Shout #7- Subunits

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THE AMERICAN RAG/”TEXAS SHOUT” REPRINTS – By Tex Wyndham Set forth below is the seventh “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the June 1990 issue of  The American Rag (then West Coast Rag). The […]

Texas Shout #6- Hand-Held Live Tapes

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A Note from the Editor: The past doesn’t repeat itself but it does rhyme and this column from 1990 is a stunning example of that. Tex discusses the growing ubiquity, then, of handheld tape recorders […]

Syncopated Times Back to School Drive

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Times are tough for school music programs, and for print publications. An idea was suggested to us which could help with both. We wholeheartedly encourage you to buy a discounted $25 subscription to The Syncopated […]

Mimi Osmun, Central NY’s diva of Dixieland, dies at 91

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    Central New York’s longtime diva of Dixieland, Marilyn “Mimi” Drake Osmun, died May 17 at Loretto Geriatric Center, Syracuse.  Mimi was born in Syracuse during the height of the Jazz Age, on Jan. 18, […]

2019 Tucson Jazz Festival Line Up Announced

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Find our Roundup of Jazz Festivals and other events HERE. We will gladly share press releases from festivals and jazz organizations that we believe our readers will find helpful. Send us yours. The line up […]

Texas Shout #3 – Hot Dance

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The American Rag/Texas Shout Reprints By Tex Wyndham (The following introduction was added to this column when a series of reprints began in 1997.) Set forth below is the third “Texas Shout” column, reprinted from […]

Good News: Ken Peplowski Back on the Road

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After personal and physical setbacks veteran Clarinetist Ken Peplowski was forced to take a breather for much of the spring while his hand recovered from an injury. On a jazz cruise early this year he broke […]

Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars Heading to New York

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Since 2009 the Denver Jazz Club and a series of local businesses, currently Denver Percussion, have sponsored a group of young jazz musicians gathered from area middle and high schools. They call themselves The Denver Jazz […]

Jim Roberson, Drummer and former President of Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society has passed.

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Jim Roberson, June 4, of pulmonary thrombosis, in California. He loved and played music for over sixty years, most recently with Dr. Bach and the Jazz Practitioners, and at monthly Jazz Sunday meetings of the Sacramento Traditional […]

Texas Shout #2 – Unavailable Records

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The American Rag/Texas Shout Reprints By Tex Wyndham (The following introduction was added to this column when a series of reprints began in 1997.) Set forth below is the second “Texas Shout” column, reprinted from […]

Texas Shout #1- “Dixieland”

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The American Rag/Texas Shout Reprints By Tex Wyndham (The following introduction was added to this column when a series of reprints began in 1997.) Set forth below is the initial “Texas Shout” column, reprinted from […]

An Introduction To Texas Shout

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The following introduction ran in our predecessor paper, The American Rag, as the Texas Shout columns were reprinted in the paper beginning in 1998 Introduction to The American Rag Texas Shout Reprints By Tex Wyndham […]

Hot Jazz Saturday Night Cancelled After 38 Years-Petition Started to Save it.

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Editors Note: Our publisher, Andy Senior, doubles as the host of the Radiola! podcast which at times in the past has been a terrestrial show spinning hot jazz and other music of the 20’s-40’s. He’s […]

Dick Serocki, Jazz and Ragtime Banjo player, has passed at age 60.

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Dick Serocki, 60, May 13th, of cancer, in Bellport, NY. While in California he played banjo at festivals with The South Burgundy Street Jazz Band, and played often with the Cherry Willow Jazz Band. After […]

Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee goes out with a Bang

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Report From Tom Bartlett, who has played Trombone with The Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band for 50 years as well as the Yerba Buena Stompers. He can be seen on the far right of these […]

Albums Reviewed In Our June Issue

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Our actual reviews are now posted online, including reviews for these items in our archives so this column will not be continued… Here are links to albums reviewed in our June issue so you can […]

Michael Cogswell Retires from Directorship of Louis Armstrong House

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In his Jazz Jottings column in March Lew Shaw reported the upcoming retirement of the executive director of The Louis Armstrong House Museum, Michael Cogswell, and described his accomplishments there this way: When Cogswell came to […]

Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee

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In their last press release before the festival they gave us a shout out, and we’d like to return the favor. There’s still time to get your tickets for the Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee. Check out […]

Drew Nugent Gets Sassy

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In our June issue we will be  profiling Drew Nugent. Along with his band, The Midnight Society, he’s been reviving and shaping the traditional music scene in  Philadelphia for almost a decade.  Drew embraces the […]

Buddy Bolden House In Danger Of “Demolition By Neglect”

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The year was 1887. Buddy Bolden moved into a shotgun double, that signature New Orleans residence, he was ten years old.  Located at 2309 First Street it was two blocks from a parade route. Within […]