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Caption: Cornet Red Nichols
Musicians were known to violate their recordings contracts fairly regularly in the 1920s. It’s the old story that the talent was underpaid. So, it ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Suffragette
As The Jazz Age roared to like in the 1920s so did the suffragette movement. In 1918 women were granted voting rights, and they took that to mean i...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Promises, Credit: Julia Meek
We vow to make this a Folktale you can't bear to miss--and that's a promise.

Bought by 'The Sea', WFIU, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Jan 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: IAJRC Volume II
Fifty years ago the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors began publishing the Journal devoted to early jazz.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charlie Maguire, Credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
Woody Guthrie’s book Bound For Glory is now over 75 years old. It’s a book that told it like it was about the great depression. In honor of this Po...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jack Teagarden
Jack Teagarden and Pee Wee Russell: They each approached their music very differently. At the same time, that’s what made them similar.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • 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: 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
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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 Troy Public Radio, WAMC, WMOT, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Don Redman
Try to arrive at a definitive, all-inclusive understanding of jazz, and you’ll be mistaken. After all, the real beauty of the music is that it cann...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Sharing, Credit: Julia Meek
Humanitarian Hervé Kempf suggests: “Consume less; share better.” Hope you can share an hour of your time to hear how it's done!

Bought by 'The Sea', GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR, WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Paulina Petkoski
Season 2: Playground Detroit with Paulina Petkoski Romy interviews dynamo Paulina Petkowski, co-owner and co-founder of Playground Detroit! Learn...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 36:21
Caption: Mayyadda, Credit: Osaro Obanor
Only recently did Mayyadda make the decision to perform professionally. But she’s come a long way in a short time, playing prestigious clubs such a...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 07:50
Caption: Hoaxer, Credit: Lee Tran
What do student jazz players do? They work had during the school year, and when summer comes, they work even harder playing in bands with their fri...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: The Dakota Combo, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Dakota Combo. It’s a jazz group made up of metro area high school players whose players are immersed in soaking up lessons from their mentors. ...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Maryam Yusafzadeh at home, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Maryam Yusafzadeh has been involved in many adventurous musical project over the years, and she’s at it again with a new Jazz group that combines m...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Sarah Porwoll-Lee, Credit: Ellie Peterson
To Sarah Porwoll-Lee, it isn’t only that she plays new music on the clarinet. When she talked with Phil Nusbaum, she revealed that she gets excited...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2015
  • Length: 07:57
Caption: Warren Krane
Commander Warren Krane and the crew of the Peregrine arrive at Hermitage Station in a remote region of space to attend an Officer's Ball where the ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 21:58
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Singers Merry Clayton, Tata Vega, and director Morgan Neville talk success, faith, and why Merry didn’t “let Ray” Charles.

  • Added: Jun 28, 2013
  • Length: 15:07
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Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones has been pushing down musical boundaries for over four decades with her hauntingly...

Bought by KISU, KFOK-LPFM, and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Stan Getz
“My life is music, and in some vague, mysterious and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to a...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 05, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Rodriguez was a music legend in South Africa, but it took 25 years for him to find out.

Bought by KUPR low power FM, KPVL, KUMD, KMXT, WMMT and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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An hour-long special featuring jazz music and spoken-word performances for the coming New Year from Charlie Parker, Lenny Bruce, Slim Gaillard, Ken...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KHNS, WVAS, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Dec 08, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 19
Caption: Mermans Kenkosenki, Credit: Playingforchange.com
On this edition of Peace Talks Radio, the story behind the "Playing for Change / Peace Through Music" project that created the viral video sensatio...

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI and WXXI


  • Added: Mar 01, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2