Learn a little about four jazz greats, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Rex Stuart and Barney Bigard, all important members of Duke Ellington's Orchestra and great band leaders of their own right.
Listen to the music of Red Allan and learn a little about his life.
Learn about the early history of Jazz is the great city of Chicago.
Learn a little bit about the history of American Jazz greats playing in Great Britain
Learn a little bit about the life and music of the infamous Dorsey Brothers.
Learn about the life and music of the legendary Bessie Smith.
Get your foot tappin with some great swing for the holidays
Meet Bing's little brother Bob. He could swing the ragtime band!
Take a little journey down 52nd Street in New York City during the late 30's and early 40's.
Learn a little about how the jazz born in Kansas City influenced the evolution of jazz.
Learn a bit about the life and hear the early music of the great Art Tatum.
Delve back into the early days of jazz in the Big Apple.
Learn about the man and the music of the great Fats Waller.
Listen to one of the best Jazz clarinetists of the 1920s and learn about a little about his life.
Learn all about one of the first jazz electric guitar players.
Learn a little about the great Texas trombonist and vocalist, Jack Teagarden. Listen to a few of his best tracks.
Lionel Hampton was a featured soloist with Benny Goodman, when he organized the famous Victor recording sessions with many of the greatest players of the day.
Listen to and learn about the roots of Boogie Woogie Jazz
Have a brief look at the life and the early music of Woody Herman.
In celebration of Ella's 100th birthday this is a re-post of an earlier episode.
Learn about the life and early music of Ella Fitzgerald.