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.
Learn about the life and listen to the early music of Coleman Hawkins.
Learn about the roots of jazz. King Oliver was the first to use various mutes. He taught Louis Armstrong!
Listen to the roots of Jazz Vocals featuring Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and The Ink Spots!
Hear the early work of Lester Young and learn about the man.
Learn all about the man and the music of Jelly Roll Morton.
Take a trip to New Orleans and learn about the evolution of Jazz from it's roots.
Learn more about Duke Ellington's life and music. This is a re-broadcast. Continue listening to The Jazz Treasury for all new episodes beginning in October.
Part II Rebroadcast of this episode featuring jazz guitarists such as Barney Kessell and Django Reinhardt.
All new episodes of The Jazz Treasury will be coming in October!
One of the most influential jazz guitarists of all time, Django Reinhardt, the King of Gypsy Swing.
Learn about the man and the music of Cab Calloway.
A snapshot of the great cornet player Bix Beiderbecke.
Louis Jordan made the blues jump and brought a good-time feeling to jazz. He was widely influential in pointing the way to Rhythm & Blues and Rock n' Roll!
Learn about the man and the music of Nat King Cole in the 1940s. He was much more than just a great singer, he was also a great leader and pianist.
Learn about the life and early musical career of a jazz legend, Count Basie.
Listen to and learn about the early years of Benny Goodman who defied a destiny of poverty to become the first great international star of jazz.
A glimpse into the life and music of The First Lady of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald.