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Lester Leaps In: The President of Tenor Sax

A birthday celebration for Lester Young. From his childhood days to  the swinging bandstands of Kansas City, Vernel Bagneris lends first-person accounts of Lester Young’s life.  The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests perform tunes Young made famous with his lyrical playing style.

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Let's Dance Again: Music of Benny Goodman

Coast to coast live radio broadcasts and a string of hit recordings in the 1930s made Benny Goodman the most popular clarinet player in jazz history, earning him the title, ‘King of Swing.’ Vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and vibist John Cocuzzi join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with clarinetist Allan Vaché.

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