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Louis Armstrong in the 30s: A Tribute to the Life and Music of Armstrong in the 30s

Crooner Bing Crosby called Louis Armstrong “the beginning and end of music in America.” Miles Davis confessed, “You know, you can’t play anything on the horn that Louis hasn’t played.” A celebration of Louis Armstrong’s rise to stardom in the 1930s, with trumpeter Nicholas Payton.

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Swinging on a Riff: The Benny Goodman Sextet

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band salutes the Benny Goodman Sextet, which originally started as a quintet - that was until Charlie Christian and his electric guitar came along.  Included are feature performances by Ron Hockett and guests Allan Vaché and Harry Allen.

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