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A weekly radio show featuring the best in contemporary and classic Latin jazz music hosted by Tony Vasquez.

Bought by WJAB, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WICR, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: New York City night life
They may have been less than 10-miles apart, but New York City and Harlem were both vying for the top spot in jazz venues in the 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chicago Hottentots
Traditional jazz began its road to sophistication in the mid 1920s with artists like Louie Armstrong, Albert Nicholas, Richard M. Jones, Johnny Dod...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Austin High School Gang
Although there really wasn’t a “School” for jazz musicians in 1920s Chicago, you wouldn’t convince the young Chicagoans intent on learning the new ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Noone
This program visits Chicago's South Side in the latter 1920s to hear three of the leading proponents of jazz clarinet.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Poster for New Year's Eve 1928
By the time 1929 rolled around, jazz had become America's popular music.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alberta Hunter
Early jazz vocalists had to create something quite different. A voice that matched the multi layered instruments they were accompanying.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: DIME Detroit
Hear from the founders who took a chance, traded London for Detroit and began to engage with the young music talent of Detroit and then Denver. As ...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 39:27
Caption: Giancarlo Guerrero and host John Clare, Credit: Michael Daugherty
We’ll hear from a five time GRAMMY® award winner, conductor Giancarlo Guerrero on today’s What’s New.

Bought by WETS and WGTE Public Media


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Buddy Bolden
This is a trek through the streets of New Orleans of the 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Piron's New Orleans Orchestra 78 RPM
This program is a trek into the streets of New Orleans and the earliest days of jazz.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pack the bags
There are so many talented musicians seldom heard simple because they didn’t perform or record in New York city, Chicago or Kansas City. That didn...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra, Credit: Diego Ramallo
The Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra is 18 pieces in all. It’s got a growing book of tunes, a growing audience and growing stature. In 2017, the Tw...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 08:00
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The origin of the “break” as it was used in early jazz was probably borrowed from dancers of the early 19th century.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Blind Willie Dunn a.k.a. Eddie Lang
Today, there's jazz-fusion, jazz-rock, jazz-rap. It's an endless list. Jazz has a distinct style with it's own elements.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Master storyteller and songwriter Jake La Botz.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes award winning Canadian blues powerhouse Suzie Vinnick plus master storyte...

Bought by KDLG, KKWE Niijii Radio, WETS, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WLPR and more


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Freedom
With extemporaneous creativity built in with America's popular music, jazz, freedom of expression became the norm.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sails Aplenty c1920
Songs celebrating the waterways: from Paddle Wheelers and Steamboats, to flat boats and sails. We’ll traverse the estuaries and mudflats, meanderin...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s microphone
The earliest remote recording units were created in the 1920s in order to set to wax the musical creations from as far away as New Orleans and Butt...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Coleman Hawkins
Here are selections from the work of three major musicians who set the standard in the first two decades of jazz.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Theodore Roach
To whom do we give the title, "Origin of the Blues"? No one truly knows, but there a several geographical locations that have dibs. Does it matter?

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nique Love Rhodes
Nique Love Rhodes We have a social entrepreneur of a different kind, she is a rapper! You will have an opportunity to learn how the social and bus...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 39:03
Caption: The energetic Shun Ng on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes Singapore guitarist and vocalists plus acclaimed roots songwriter Peter M...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KDLG, WOUB, WLPR, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Albert Nicholas
During the time Jelly Roll Morton was at the top of his game, he was able to surround himself with the best musicians.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Perfect for the Fourth of July or other celebratory national holidays! “Freedom Jazz!” offers an hour-long, uniquely jazzy tribute to the spirit o...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KHNS, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KRPS and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14