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Bix & the Wolverines: Hot Jazz in the Midwest

Bix Beiderbecke taught us that jazz can be sweet and hot. His importance in the evolution of jazz of the 1920s cannot be overstated despite the short length of his career. His brilliant music had a deep impact still felt today by musicians the world over.

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Jimmy McPartland: Hot Jazz & Good Times

When Jimmy McPartland first heard the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, he picked up a cornet— and blew into jazz history. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band  celebrates Jimmy McPartland’s birthday this month with clarinetist Evan Christopher, pianist Dick Hyman, and sax man Vince Giordano.

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