Soak up the high-energy sounds of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band as award-winng storyteller David Holt brings you back to the early years of jazz in America. His captivating tales cover everything from the turn-of-the-century blues and cakewalks to the small swing ensembles of the 1920s and '30s. Special guests frequent the show to help spotlight the work of renowned artists such as Joe Williams, Lionel Hampton, Dick Hyman, Nocholas Payton and many others. Produced by Pacific Vista Productions and Jim Cullum for Texas Public Radio.
About Jim Cullum
From Carnegie Hall in New York to home-base at The Landing on the Paseo del Rio in San Antonio, Jim Cullum has been recognized as a leading figure in the jazz world for almost 40 years. He has spent his adult life researching, performing and presenting repertoire from an often overlooked but increasingly popluar era of American music — jazz and popular song from the 1920s and '30s. Read full bio.
Little-known fact about Jim
Tantalized by a shiny brass horn glimmering in the sunlit window of a pawn shop across the street, the 14-year-old Jim Cullum set off to negotiate for his first cornet; the sale price was $7.
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