The Jazz-O-Rama Hour

Series produced by Joe Bevilacqua

Caption: Joe Bev hosts an hour of vintage Jazz, Credit: Lorie B. Kellogg
Image by: Lorie B. Kellogg 
Joe Bev hosts an hour of vintage Jazz 

Jazz-O-Rama is an hour of the lighter side of early jazz--presented by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev)--remastered from his personal 78rpm record collection.

Each show can be used as special or run in a series. Great for fundraising.

Each show has a theme and includes personnel and historical background on each record, between 1920 and 1969.

Joe Bev has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was twelve. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton.

FREE TO SOME STATIONS! Contact us for details.

WEZU, Geneva Community Radio and Radio New Zealand have picked up our Jazz-O-Rama series!

John Pilley, Music Production Manager,Radio New Zealand National said:
“I really enjoyed listening to your programme and look forward to offering these to our nation-wide audience. They cover a period and type of jazz that seems to be overlooked these days, at least in our radio programming, and it will be great to re-acquaint or introduce this music to our listeners. By the time I got to ep 3: Duelling Clarinets and it was distracting me from other work, I knew we had to have a series.”

George Campbell WEZU said that The Jazz-O-Rama Hour “would be a great asset to our station and listeners.”

Jason Longwell, Station Manager, Geneva Community Radio said "I think this program would be a great addition to our schedule..." Hide full description

Each show has a theme and includes personnel and historical background on each record, between 1920 and 1969. Joe Bev has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was twelve. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton. FREE TO SOME STATIONS! Contact us for details.WEZU, Geneva Community Radio and Radio New Zealand have picked up our Jazz-O-Rama series!John Pilley, Music Production Manager,Radio... Show full description


Additional Files

55 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First

  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 58:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Modal, Free Bop, Piano Jazz Hour!, Credit: Lorie Kellogg
Jazz-O-Rama Hour was recorded live on the air at Pawling Public Radio in Pawling, New York, on January 5, 2016. It is an evergreen that can run any...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Roots of Rock: Boogie Woogie".

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Lorie Kellogg and her alter ego Mrs. Jazzbo fill in for Joe Bev and Mr. Jazzbo, to play jazz about love.

Bought by WNMU-FM and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 58:41
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Bev and Mr. Jazzbo presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Songs with HAPPY, NEW or YEAR in the Title".

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Joe Bev presents an hour of Christmas 78s & early LP cuts.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 58:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Guest host fictional newsman Walter Cockeyed (Joe Bev) once again substitutes for Joe Bevilacqua while he in outer space creating his Comedy-O-Rama...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 58:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Joe Bev presents an hour of 78 RPM Records and Early LP Cuts by Van Alexander and Ella Fitzgerald.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 57:54
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Bev presents an hour of 78 RPM Records by and about Jerry Colonna.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 58:21
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Bev presents 78 RPM & Early LP Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "The Battle of the Crooners 1: Cliff Edwards vs. Parker Gibbs".

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:40
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Bev presents 78 RPM & Early LP Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Max Roach vs. Art Blakey".

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Bev presents 78 RPM & Early LP Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Gene Krupa vs. Buddy Rich".

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:35
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Bev presents 78 RPM & Early LP Jazz with a Sense of Humor:"Papa Jo Jones vs. Philly Joe Jones".

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:21
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Bev presents 78 RPM & Early LP Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "A Java Refill: More Coffee Jazz" including Jack Buchanan and Gertrude Lawrence, Car...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Bev presents 78 RPM & Early LP Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Java Jive: Jazz About Coffee",

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 58:27
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Chicago Dixieland, Credit: Lorie Kellogg - Waterlogg Design
Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Going to Chicago: "Windy City 78s".

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:27
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Bev presents 78 RPM & Early LP Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "My Favorite LP Cuts of the 1950s & 60s.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:24
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Cartoon Carnival Jazz, Credit: Lorie Kellogg - Waterlogg Design
One of Joe Bev's many alter egos Mr. Jazzbo (a talking 78 RPM record) introduces soundtracks from Max Fleischer, Famous Studios, Paramount, MGM and...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Tiger Rag: Dixieland Originals.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 24, 2015
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Louis Armstrong young and old on Jazz-O-Rama!, Credit: Lorie Kellogg
Host Joe Bev presents an hour of early an late recordings of Louis Armstrong, including: Willie The Weeper; Mack The Knife; Down In Honky Tonk Town...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:55
  • Purchases: 2