Riverwalk Master Show List


Riverwalk Live From the Landing starring THE JIM CULLUM JAZZ BAND and host DAVID HOLT is produced by Pacific Vista Productions for Texas Public Radio on PRI, Public Radio International, and is made possible by See's Candies.


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1. Jazz On The Radio Yank Lawson, trumpet; and Bob Haggart, bass
2. Nothing But The BluesKenny Davern, clarinet
3. It Ain't Over 'Til The Fat Man SwingsDick Hyman, piano; and George Fenneman
4. Over the Rainbow, American Classics by George Gershwin and Harold Arlen Odetta, vocals
5. A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke Tom Pletcher
6. Super Satch: An American Hero Warren Vaché, cornet; Marty Grosz, vocals and guitar
7. 52nd Street, NYC: Big City Jazz in the 30'sCarol Woods, vocals; Marty Grosz, vocals and guitar
8. Hollywood Jazz, Music from the Movies Susannah McCorkle, vocals; Marty Grosz, vocals and guitar
9. Hooray For Hoagy, The Music of Hoagy Carmichael Susannah McCorkle, vocals
10. Jazz Guitar Marty Grosz, vocals and guitar; Howard Alden, guitar; Sebastian Campese, violin
11. A Tribute to Bob Crosby and The Bob Cats Dick Hyman, piano; Bob Haggart, bass
12. Jazz Train, From Chicago to New YorkDoc Cheatham, trumpet
13. Kansas City Big Blues Jay McShann, vocals and piano
14. San Antonio Stomp Off, The Jim Cullum Band Plays FavoritesBanu Gibson, vocals
15. Texas "Big T": The Music of Jack TeagardenDan Barrett, trombone; Bob Havens, trombone; Norma Teagarden, piano
16. The "Fatha" Was The Daddy of Them All, The Music of Earl "Fatha" HinesDick Hyman, piano
17. A Riverwalk New Year's Eve Jazz PartyConnie Jones, cornet; Jack Maheu, clarinet; Dan Barrett, trombone; Stephanie Nakasian, vocals
18. Accentuate the Positive: Songs of Johnny Mercer Singer and actress, Carol Woods
19. Rhythm Is My Business: A Tribute to Milt Hinton Milt Hinton, bass and vocals
20. Bix Lives! A Celebration of the Music of Bix Beiderbecke
21. Christmas Jam: A Riverwalk All-Star Holiday Revue Clark Terry,trumpet; Carol Woods, vocals; Bob Wilber, soprano sax; Dick Hyman, piano; Milt Hinton, bass
22. First Ladies of Jazz Actress and singer Carol Woods
23. Hamp: The Vibes President of the United States Lionel Hampton, vibes
24. Harlem Big Three:The Music of Fats, James P. and Willie "The Lion"Dick Hyman, piano
25. Jammin' At Condon's:The Eddie Condon StoryBobby Levine, tenor sax; Stephanie Nakasian, vocals; actor, Jerry Stiller
26.New Orleans Jazz Master, Sidney Bechet Bob Wilber, soprano saxophone and clarinet
27.The Duke: A Tribute to the Life and Music of The Duke of EllingtonClark Terry, trumpet
28. All In A Texas Family: A Tribute to the Jazz Legacy of Emilio and Ernie CaceresHenry Cuesta, clarinet; David Caceres, saxophone; and Johnny Frigo, jazz violin
29. American Jazz Master Clark Terry: The Basie YearsClark Terry, trumpet
30. At The Summit: Through the Years with Bob Wilber and Friends Bob Wilber, soprano saxophone and clarinet
31. Honky Tonk Train: The Boogie Woogie CrazeDick Hyman and John Sheridan on duo pianos
32. Hot Bands Of The 1920's Vince Giordano, bass saxophone; Andy Stein,jazz violin; Stephanie Nakasian, vocals
33. I'm In The Mood For Swing: A Tribute to the Life and Music of Benny Carter Benny Carter,saxophone
34. Let's Dance Again: Music of Benny Goodman John Cocuzzi,vibes; Stephanie Nakasian, vocals
35. Mr. Jelly Lord: A Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers  
36. Porgy & Bess, Part I, Jazz transcription William Warfield, narrator
37. Porgy & Bess, Part II, Jazz transcription William Warfield, narrator
38. This Joint Is Jumpin': Music of Fats Waller Dick Hyman and John Sheridan on duo pianos
39. Riverwalk Blues All Star Revue Benny Carter, Clark Terry, Carol Woods, Stephanie Nakasian,and Vince Giordano
40. A Night At The Lincoln Gardens: A Tribute to King Joe Oliver actor William Warfield; Leon Oakley, cornet; Mike Walbridge, tuba
41.West Coast Classic Jazz: A Tribute to Turk Murphy and Lu Watters Leon Oakley, cornet; Mike Walbridge, tuba
42. After Hours Classic Jam Leon Oakley and Mike Walbridge
43. If Beale Street Could Talk, The Life and Times of W. C. Handy actor William Warfield; singer and actress Linda Hopkins
44. The Wild Fiddler from Phillie, Joe Venuti and His Jazz Violin Andy Stein, violin; Marty Grosz, vocals and guitar
45. After Hours Classic Jam The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Andy Stein and Marty Grosz
46. The Inventive Mr. Edison: The Life and Music of Harry "Sweets" Edison trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison
47. After Hours Classic Jam The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and Dick Hyman
48. S'Wonderful, The Gershwin LegacyDick Hyman and John Sheridan, duo pianos
49. Riverwalk Classic Jazz Fifth Anniversary Bash From The Red Blazer, Too in New York City Carol Woods, Milt Hinton, Dick Hyman, and Bob Haggart
50. New Year's Eve All Star Jam From The Red Blazer, Too in New York City Carol Woods, Doc Cheatham, Marty Grosz, Bob Haggart and Dan Barrett
51. The Pearls, More Jelly Roll Morton singer and actor Vernel Bagneris and pianist Dick Hyman
52. After Hours Classic Jam From "Down Under" Bob Barnard, cornet
53. Sweet & Hot, A Salute to Cornetist Bobby Hackett Bob Barnard, cornet
54. Swing that Music, A Family Portrait of The Jim Cullum Jazz Band 
55. Everyday I Have The Blues: A Tribute to Legendary Bluesman, Joe Williams Joe Williams, vocals
56. Clarinet Marmalade: The Clarinet in Early Jazz Ken Peplowski, clarinet
57. All New Riverwalk All-Stars Sweets Edison, trumpet; Benny Carter, saxophone; and Dick Hyman, piano
58. Sax-Crazed: 100 Years of Saxophone Madness Ken Peplowski, tenor saxophone
59. America's Funniest & Best-Loved Jazz Stories Clark Terry, trumpet; and Jay McShann, vocals and piano
60. Battle of the Bands: San Antonio vs. New Orleans The Jim Cullum Jazz Band vs. Banu Gibson and the New Orleans Hot Jazz; actor William Warfield; and tap dancer Savion Glover
61. Listeners' Choice & Riverwalk Favorites The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and Friends
62. Riverwalk, Live From Manhattan '94: The Music of Jelly Roll, King Oliver and The New Orleans Rhythm Kings Dick Hyman, piano; and Terry Burrell, vocals
63. Empress of The Blues: The Life and Music of Bessie Smith vocalist Topsy Chapman
64. Spirituals, Hymns and The BluesClark Terry, trumpet
65. Postcard From San Antonio Christmas Special '94: Live from Fiesta Texas vocalist Banu Gibson; actor William Warfield; tap dancer Savion Glover; and mariachi ensemble Campanes Des Americas
66. Texas Roots in Jazz & Blues: Lone Star Boogie Woogie & Swing The Jim Cullum Jazz Band
67. Manhattan Jam '94Dick Hyman and vocalist Terry Burrell
68. Jazz Legends: New Stories & Great Performances Clark Terry, trumpet; Kenny Davern, clarinet; Yank Lawson, trumpet; Bob Barnard, trumpet
69. Prez & Lady Day: A Tribute to the Music of Billie Holiday and Lester Young vocalist Topsy Chapman
70. Riverwalk Jam vocalist Topsy Chapman; trumpeter Nicholas Payton
71. Louis Armstrong In The 30's trumpeter Nicholas Payton
72. Bix & Hoagy: Midwestern Romantics of the Jazz Age Banu Gibson, vocals
73. Boogie Woogie Beat Dick Hyman, piano
74. March of the Bobcats: A Tribute to Trumpeter Yank Lawson Yank Lawson; and Bob Haggart, bass
75. From Tailgate to Swing: History of the Jazz TromboneDan Barrett, trombone; and Banu Gibson, vocals
76. Riverwalk All-Stars 1995 Nicholas Payton, trumpet; Dick Hyman, piano; Dan Barrett, trombone; Topsy Chapman and Banu Gibson, vocals
77. Live From The West CoastThe Jim Cullum Jazz Band in concert at Stanford University
78. Showboat, An Original Jazz TranscriptionWilliam Warfield, narrator
79. The Magic of Jerome Kern Evan Christopher, clarinet
80. Hot Jazz for a Cool YuleCarol Woods, vocals; Clark Terry, trumpet, Milt Hinton, bass; Bob Wilber, saxophone; Dick Hyman, piano; Banu Gibson, vocals
81. Fireworks On The 4th Dick Hyman, piano; Nicholas Payton, trumpet; Banu Gibson, vocals; and an all-star cast
82. Cole Porter & Irving Berlin: Music Made In America Nina Ferro, vocals
83. Over The Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen Nina Ferro, vocals; and Dick Hyman, piano
84. Remembering Count Basie Joe Williams, Clark Terry and Sweets Edison share music and stories celebrating their legendary times with the Basie Band
85. Remembering Chicago JazzMilt Hinton and Doc Cheatham share music and reflections from their early days on the Chicago jazz scene
86. Playing FireThe Jim Cullum Jazz Band in concert the San Jose Symphony Orchestra, performing a Jim Cullum original composition
87. Live From The Stanford Jazz Workshop (Part 1): The Jim Cullum Jazz Band in concert at Stanford University, 1996  
88. Live From The Stanford Jazz Workshop (Part 2)  
89. Gershwin & Gershwin: 100 Years of Rhythmvocalist Nina Ferro
90. Harlem Rhapsody: Music and Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance Dick Hyman, piano; Vernel Bagneris, vocal
91. From Lennox Avenue to BroadwayAmerica's Favorite Show Tunes
92. The Spirit of Gospel Music In JazzBest Loved Hymns in New Orleans Jazz Band Renditions
93. American Love Songs: Earthy & Divine vocalists Joe Williams, Nina Ferro and Carol Woods
94. Cornet Chop Suey: The Story of the Trumpet in Jazztrumpeters and cornetists Nicholas Payton, Clark Terry, Sweets Edison,and Bob Barnard
95. Famous Doors: Night Clubs & Hot SpotsA Tour of Landmark Jazz Scenes From New York to San Francisco
96. Jazz Crazed: The Story of the Austin High GangThe Early Music of Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman, Hoagy Carmichael and Eddie Condon
97. Piano Dynamos: A Celebration of the Piano in Jazz Dick Hyman, piano
98. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band 80th Anniversary Tribute to the Original Dixieland Jazz BandThe Jim Cullum Jazz Band in concert at Stanford University, 1997
99. Live From The Stanford Jazz Workshop '97, Part IIThe Jim Cullum Jazz Band in concert at Stanford University, 1997
100. Runnin' Wild: A Biography Of James P. Johnson Dick Hyman, piano, William Warfield, narrator
101. Broadway & The Movies: Vintage Show Tunes of the 1920s & 30s Nina Ferro, vocals
102. NEW New Year's Eve Blast: The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Live & Smokin'
103. Red Peppers & Hot Wax: The Evolution of Studio Bands Dick Hyman, piano; Andy Stein, fiddle; and Vince Giordano, bass saxophone
104. A Night At The Cotton Club: Music Of Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen and Cab Calloway Vocalists Nina Ferro and Carol Woods; trumpeter Doc Cheatham, pianist Dick Hyman and vocalist Vernel Bagneris
105. Clarinets & Cornets: The Streets Of New Orleans Live From The Gala Opening Of The Empire Theater in San Antonio
106. The Making of the Movie, Still Breathing Interviews with actors Brendan Fraser, Joanna Going, Celeste Holm, and Lou Rawls
107. Bechet & Armstrong: From the Streets of New Orleans to the Hot Spots of Chicago William Warfield, narrator
108. New York Sessions: The Evolution of Studio Bands, Part Two Dick Hyman, piano; Andy Stein, fiddle; and Vince Giordano, bass saxophone
109. Happy Birthday, George!- A Salute to George Gershwin Nina Ferro, vocalist
110 Bix and the Wolverines: Hot Jazz in the Midwest Recorded live at Stanford University 1998.
111 The Preservation Hall Story: Hot Jazz in New Orleans William Carter, writer, photographer, and clarinetist
112 Deep River: The Spirit of Gospel Music in Jazz singer Topsy Chapman
113 Slap That Bass: A History of the Bass in Jazz Milt Hinton, Bob Haggart and Mike Walbridge
114 Cole Porter and Irving Berlin: Music Made in America Nina Ferro, vocalist
115 Andy Razaf: The Life and Lyrics of the Prince of Madagascar Dick Hyman and Vernel Bagneris
116 Jazz Pianists of the Swing Era Dick Hyman, piano
117 Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings Dick Hyman, piano
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1 12/30 Cole Porter and Irving Berlin: Music Made in America  Riverwalk celebrates the timeless melodies of two legendary American songsmiths, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Australian singing sensation Nina Ferro joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to perform classic tunes like How Deep Is The Ocean? and Let's Do It.
2 1/7 52nd Street, NYC: Big City Jazz in the 30's and 40's  Riverwalk celebrates big city jazz from the legendary Swing Alley . . .52nd Street in New York, where you could hear the likes of Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie. Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with special guest vocalist Carol Woods and jazz guitarist Marty Grosz.
Special for
Black History
Month
1/8 Andy Razaf: The Life and Lyrics of the Prince of Madagascar.  Riverwalk pays tribute to legendary songsmith, Andy Razaf, who wrote the words to hundreds of songs including Honeysuckle Rose and Ain't Misbehavin'. This special broadcast starring The Jim Cullum Jazz Band features Dick Hyman on piano, and spectacular vocal performances by Broadway star, Vernel Bagneris, and Australian vocalist, Nina Ferro.
3 1/14 Jazz Pianists of the Swing Era.   Riverwalk pays tribute to some of the great jazz pianists of the swing era like Earl "Fatha" Hines, Art Tatum and Teddy Wilson. Dick Hyman joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and pianist John Sheridan for some wicked piano duets and hot Swing music.
4 1/21 Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.  Riverwalk takes you to post-World War One Chicago. The New Orleans Rhythm Kings were creating a musical sensation with their imaginative approach to collective improvisation. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performs some of their jazz classics with piano man Dick Hyman.
5 1/28 Runnin' Wild: A Biography Of James P. Johnson.   Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with special guests Dick Hyman, piano, and William Warfield, narrator, to pay tribute to the pioneer of stride piano, James P. Johnson. This gentle genius is best know for The Charleston, but he also wrote more ambitious compositions, like his classical composition, Yamekraw.
6 2/4 American Love Songs: The Music of Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, and Harry Warren. Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a stroll down lover's lane with an all-star celebration of America's favorite Love Songs . . .from classic ballads by Jerome Kern to Billie Holidays' blues performed by Joe Williams, Nina Ferro, Benny Carter, and Carol Woods.   You can purchase a CD of this show online here. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
7 2/11 A Night At The Lincoln Gardens: A Tribute to King Joe Oliver.  Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with guests: actor William Warfield; Leon Oakley, cornet; Mike Walbridge, tuba as they blow the roof off in a special celebration of one of the hottest bands in the history of New Orleans..King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
8 2/18 Bix and Louis: Pioneers of Jazz.   Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with Nicholas Payton for a fascinating look at two early jazz pioneers, Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke. Although very different in their musical styles, both men shared a passion for jazz trumpet that continues to thrill jazz lovers today. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
9 2/25 Giants of Swing: A Riverwalk Swing Dance Party. Join The Jim Cullum Jazz band with Lionel Hampton and Jay McShann  for a Riverwalk dance party celebrating swing giants Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and many more. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
10 3/4

Sax-Crazed: 100 Years of Saxophone Madness.  Riverwalk explores the history of an instrument that has an important place in every kind of music from classical and jazz...to rock and salsa. Reed player Ken Peplowski joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a celebration of the saxophone in jazz.

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11 3/11

My Inspiration, A Memorial to Bassist & Composer Bob Haggart.    Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a special show dedicated to the memory of the much-loved jazz instrumentalist and composer, Bob Haggart. A founding member of the Bob Crosby Band, Bob Haggart is known for his impeccable bass playing and his unconventional musical ideas.

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12 3/18

After Hours Classic Jam From Down Under.  Riverwalk takes a look at the Australian classic jazz movement, which began in the 1940's and migrated to Great Britain where it launched a huge jazz revival. Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with the brilliant Australian cornetist Bob Barnard for a classic jam from "Down Under."

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13 3/25

Stompin' At The Savoy: A Riverwalk Swing Party.  Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a Riverwalk dance party featuring the Swing Era sounds of Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Glenn Miller. Special guests include Lionel Hampton on vibes, vocalist Stephanie Nakasian, and trumpeter Nicholas Payton.

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14 4/1

Over The Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen.  Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with special guests Dick Hyman and Nina Ferro for a showcase of the music of Harold Arlen, the composer who penned some of America's most popular songs including Stormy Weather, That Old Black Magic, and Over the Rainbow.

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15 4/8

Famous Doors: Night Clubs & Hot Spots.  Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and special guests Dick Hyman, Topsy Chapman and Mary Grosz for a star-studded tour through the famous doors of America's hottest jazz clubs, from New Orleans Mahogany Hall at the turn of the century to The Landing, in San Antonio today.

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16 4/15

Hamp: The Vibes President of the United States.  Riverwalk celebrates the 90th birthday of the man who turned the vibraphone into a hot jazz instrument, Lionel Hampton. Lionel has been playing vibes for nearly 70 years with Louis Armstrong, then with Benny Goodman, and now with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band.

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17 4/22

The Duke: A Tribute to the Life and Music of Duke Ellington.  Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for the one hundredth birthday bash celebrating the life and music of Duke Ellington. Riverwalk's special guest is an artist who graced Ellington's bandstand for many years....jazz master, Clark Terry, on  trumpet and flugelhorn

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18 4/29

Jammin' the Boogie: A Riverwalk Dance Party.  Riverwalk brings back the Boogie Woogie craze in an exciting Boogie and Blues jam starring The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with special guests Dick Hyman and Jay McShann, piano; and the late Joe Williams, vocal

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19 5/6

Jazz Crazed: The Story of the Austin High Gang. Riverwalk features the amazing story of "The Austin High Gang" -- a group of teenagers who formed their own jazz band, and went on to become world famous musicians. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays hot jazz of the 1920's with special guest Marian McPartland, who adds her personal memories to the story.   Features the early music of Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman, Hoagy Carmichael and Eddie Condon.

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20 5/13

Cornet Chop Suey: The Story of the Trumpet in Jazz.  Riverwalk pays tribute to some of the greatest cornet and trumpet players in early jazz...including Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke. Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with special guests Nicholas Payton, Clark Terry, Sweets Edison and Bob Barnard.

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21 5/20

Jack Teagarden: Back Roads of Texas Jazz in the Twenties. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and guest trombonist Rex Allen follow the colorful Jack Teagarden and his trombone through the dusty backroads of Texas where Teagarden began his career in jazz in the 1920's.

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22 5/27

Teagarden & Armstrong: Big City Jazz in the Forties.   Celebrate Big City Jazz in the 1940s and 50s with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and guest trombonist Rex Allen for a Riverwalk show devoted to the legacy of jazz trombonist Jack Teagarden -- who collaborated with jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller.

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23 6/3 The Making of the Movie, Still Breathing. a special peek behind the scenes of the popular romantic comedy Still Breathing. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band appears on screen, as well as on the soundtrack. Stars Brendan Fraser, Joanna Going, Celeste Holm, and Lou Rawls are guests on the show. You can puchase the soundtrack album online here. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
24 6/10 Harlem Big Three: The Music of Fats, James P. and Willie "The Lion" Smith.  The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with guest piano dynamo Dick Hyman celebrate the musical genius of the Harlem Big Three: James P. Johnson, Willie "The Lion" Smith, and Fats Waller. These three masters of stride piano greatly influenced contemporary jazz piano playing. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
25 6/17 Everyday I Have The Blues: A Tribute in Memory of Bluesman, Joe Williams. Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a special show dedicated to the memory of the great American music legend Joe Williams who passed away earlier this year. Joe Williams is remembered as one of the great jazz vocalists of all time. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
26 6/24 Jazz Heroes: Jim Cullum's Friends & Favorites. This show is devoted to Jim Cullum, who has been playing cornet and leading his own jazz band in San Antonio for almost forty years. Jim Cullum talks about the jazz heroes who inspired his career, and The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays some of Jim's favorite tunes live from The Landing. Featuring selections from Bob Barnard, Nicholas Payton, and Dick Hyman bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
27 7/1 Playing With Fire. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band joins forces with the San Jose Symphony for the acclaimed "Playing With Fire." This stunning original composition by Jim Cullum and Frank Tichelli combines a 60-piece symphony orchestra with a traditional jazz band.  bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
28 7/8 The Jim Cullum Jazz Band & Nina Ferro with The Fireworks Jazz Band Live From The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee,  Part I.   Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and Australian singing sensation Nina Ferro, for a concert performance recorded live at the world's largest traditional jazz festival -- the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
29 7/15 King Oliver & Company: Live From The Stanford Jazz Workshop. Riverwalk celebrates the big, brassy sound of King Oliver  and His Creole Jazz Band in a concert at the renowned Stanford Jazz Workshop. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays some of the great Oliver classics, while actor William Warfield narrates some of the letters Oliver wrote to his sister. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
30 7/22 Remembering Fats Waller with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Live From The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee Part II.   Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, live from the  world-famous Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, celebrating the music of Fats Waller, perhaps the greatest exponent of the stride piano style. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
31 7/29 Turk & Lu: West Coast Giants Of Jazz, Live From The Stanford Jazz Workshop. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band celebrates the West Coast Classic Jazz revival of the 1940's playing classics from the work of Lu Watters and the Yerba Buena Jazz Band, and the great San Francisco trombonist and bandleader Turk Murphy. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
32 8/5 Classic Jazz Classics, Live From The Stanford Jazz Workshop. Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, live from the Stanford Jazz Workshop, for a celebration of 100 years of America's greatest music from New Orleans Street Bands to Swing Era Ballads featuring a mixed bag of classic jam tunes, including Enchilada Man, an original tune by Jim Cullum. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
33 8/12 A Tribute To The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Live From The Stanford Jazz Workshop. The Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB) from New Orleans made the first million-selling jazz record in history in 1917 with their Livery Stable Blues. They went on to compose and perform many of the classic tunes still performed by today's jazz bands. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
34 8/19 Jazz Sampler: Live From The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee,  Part III. Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, live from the  world-famous Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, with guests: Sacramento's own Fulton Street Jazz Band, Quintet of the Hot Club of San Francisco, and dynamic youth band Rise & Shine. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
35 8/26 Music From The Movies: Live From The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee,  Part IV. Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, live from the world-famous Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, with guests Rebecca Kilgore, vocals; and Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
36 9/2 Jammin' at Condon's: The Eddie Condon Story with Bobby "Lips" Levine, tenor sax; Stephanie Nakasian, vocalist; and actor Jerry Stiller.   Chicagoan Eddie Condon is revered today for his rhythmic guitar playing, his wit, and his leadership of the best classic jazz bands in New York during the post-WWII era, both on stage at Town Hall and in his own landmark Manhattan night club, Eddie Condon's. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
37 9/9 The Wild Fiddler from Philly, Joe Venuti and his Jazz Violin with Andy Stein, violin;  Marty Grosz, vocal and guitar.  Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests for a celebration of the spectacular musicianship and extraordinary wit of the great violinist Joe Venuti, who along with guitarist partner Eddie Lang made some of the swingin'est jazz string music ever captured on record. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
38 9/16 Jazz Classics: Live From The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee,  Part V. Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, live from the world-famous Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, with their guest, Australian singing sensation Nina Ferro. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
39 9/23 I’m In The Mood For Swing: A Tribute to the Life and Music of Benny Carter with Benny Carter, saxophone.  We examine a life in jazz that spans almost the entire 20th century: Benny remains one of the top arrangers and composers in all of jazz and has played with some of the great classic bands of the 30's and 40's as well as leading his own. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
40 9/30 Empress of the Blues: the Life and Music of Bessie Smith with vocalist Topsy Chapman.  A colorful woman of excess, Bessie possessed one of the greatest voices ever to sing blues and classic jazz. Join us as we pay tribute to one of the giants of American music.  You can purchase a CD of this show online here. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
41 10/7 Take Me Out to the Ballgame: When Music Became American.  Live from the Stanford Jazz Workshop 1999. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays parlor songs, rags and blues.  The whole country was singing and playing these songs on their pianos in the 1890's, the era before the ascendancy of the phonograph and radio. How'd they learn 'em? By reading the sheet music, of course! bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
42 10/14 The Inventive Mr. Edison: The Life and Music of Harry "Sweets" Edison.  From his tenure with Count Basie to his long recording career with greats like Frank Sinatra, trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison played in a style immediately identifiable as all his own.   We lost Sweets only a few months ago. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
43 10/21 Mr. Jelly Lord: A Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers.  One of the most colorful characters in all of jazz history, Jelly Roll set the standard for excellence in New Orleans Jazz in Chicago in the 1920's with his recording band, the Red Hot Peppers. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
44 10/28 Cakewalks & Jitterbugs: The Marriage of Jazz and Dance.  Live from The Stanford Jazz Workshop 1999. Jazz music is meant to get you up and moving to the beat.  This show is guaranteed to be Jump, Jive, and Wail compliant well after Y2K. Warning: DO try this at home! bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
45 11/4 Sweet Ballads & Red Hot Pianos: The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Live From Filoli. With Dick Hyman, piano; Stephanie Nakasian, vocalist.  The setting was the beautiful estate and gardens at Filoli Mansion in Woodside CA, the perfect place for outdoor jazz on a summer Sunday afternoon. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
46 11/11 Bix & Hoagy: Midwestern Romantics of the Jazz Age. With Banu Gibson, vocalist. "Hoagy started out as a lawyer, but after meeting Bix Beiderbecke he decided to devote his life to playing the piano and writing songs, making him the only lawyer in US history who ever amounted to anything!" --Jim Cullum bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
47 11/18 Happy Birthday, Hoagy! Concert: Tribute to Hoagy Carmichael on his 100th Birthday, Live from Filoli. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with Dick Hyman, piano; Stephanie Nakasian, vocalist. The second half of the concert recorded at Filoli Mansion in Woodside CA, we celebrate the enduring legacy of one of America's best-loved classic songwriters. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
48 11/25 Rhythm Is My Business: A Tribute to Milt Hinton. With bassist, vocalist, jazz educator and historian Milt Hinton.  Widely regarded as the Dean of Jazz Bassists, we examine a carreer in jazz which witnessed most of its history.  Milt is also a great photographer and has had two books of his collections published. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
49 12/2 Bix, Louis & Django: A Tribute Live From The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, Part VI. Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, live from the world-famous Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, with their guests: trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, Spiegle Willcox and the Quintet of the Hot Club of San Francisco bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
50 12/9 Hot Jazz for a Cool Yule. The all-star cast includes Carol Woods, vocals; Clark Terry, trumpet; Milt Hinton, Bass; Bob Wilber, saxophone; Dick Hyman, piano; Banu Gibson, vocals. Our Christmas card to you! The music from this show is available on CD and cassette. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
51 12/16 American Jazz Master Clark Terry: The Basie Years. With Clark Terry, trumpet and flugelhorn, one of the few jazz musicians to have played with both Duke Ellington and Count Basie, as well as leading his own distinguished big and small bands through the years. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
52 12/23 From Tailgate to Swing: History of the Jazz Trombone. With Dan Barrett, trombone; and Banu Gibson, vocals. The guests and our own Mike Pittsley celebrate the greats of trombone jazz, including Kid Ory, Jack Teagarden, Tommy Dorsey, and Abe Lincoln. bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
53 12/30 What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?: A Riverwalk New Year's Eve Jazz Party. With Connie Jones, cornet; Jack Maheu, clarinet; Dan Barrett, trombone; Stephanie Nakasian, vocals.  We swing in the new Millenium with a bang, with the help of these great Riverwalk guests. This show is the next best thing to being with us in person at the Landing in San Antonio as the midnight hour strikes! bolita1.gif - 4.0 K
2000 Program Listings
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1 1/6 Tishomingo Blues: The Story of Composer Spencer Williams Obie Award winning playwright and actor Vernel Bagneris joins the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in a show about the New Orleans-born composer and lyricist who gave us such evergreens of American song as I Ain’t Got Nobody, Basin Street Blues, Royal Garden Blues, Tishomingo Blues, I Found A New Baby, and Everybody Loves My Baby. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
2 1/13 Runnin’ Wild: A Biography Of James P. Johnson with Dick Hyman, piano; William Warfield, narration. One of the most important figures on the New York scene of the 20's and 30's, James P. composed the familiar 20's pop tune The Charleston and is credited with creating the Harlem Stride piano style. He wrote several ambitious through-composed pieces for piano and symphony orchestra, including the rarely-heard Yamekraw. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
3 1/20 Hot Blues for a Winter Day Grey skies got you down? Turn up the steam heat with these blues and bluesy tunes from Carol Woods, Linda Hopkins, Yank Lawson, Bob Haggart, Dick Hyman, Topsy Chapman, and Clark Terry! bullet.gif - 4.0 K
4 1/27 The Life and Music of Louis Armstrong in the 30’s Brilliant young New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton helps us celebrate the middle period of Louis' career in which he became one of the brightest stars of American pop culture and in the process, gave his special stamp to scores of great pop tunes. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
5 2/3 Treat It Gentle: The Sidney Bechet Story with Vernel Bagneris, Evan Christopher, and Bob Wilber (Special for Black History Month). Bechet was one of the pioneers of early jazz. He was always able to "take command" on the bandstand, and his intensity, drive, power and virtuosity place him in a class by himself. Bechet's rhapsodic style of improvisation continues to capture the imagination of musicians today. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
6 2/10 Heartthrobs: A Valentine’s Day Dance Party   Cupid's arrow finds its mark with this collection of danceables from the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests: brassmen Clark Terry, trumpet and flugelhorn; Dan Barrett, trombone; Bob Barnard, cornet; and the young Australian singing sensation, Nina Ferro. Warning: this show may result in a fine romance! bullet.gif - 4.0 K
7 2/17 From Lenox Avenue to Broadway: Black  Musical Theater In The 20’s with Dick Hyman, piano; Vernel Bagneris, narration and vocals.  From the early New York black shows to the landmark 1921 Eubie Blake/Noble Sissle production Shuffle Along, we trace the enormously important influence of Black Theater upon jazz and American musical culture. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
8 2/24 My Heart: The Story of Lil Hardin Armstrong  She first became known in the world of jazz as the  pianist of the legendary King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, then married Louis Armstrong and got him started on his solo career, but Lil later garnered her own considerable fame as a bandleader and composer for Decca Records. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
9 3/2

Slap That Bass: A History of the Bass in Jazz with Milt Hinton, bass; Bob Haggart, bass.  The bass fiddle keeps a low profile in the band, but you definitely know when it stops playing.  Here are two of the best in the business, and lucky for us their mothers didn't give them the flute to play!  Don Mopsick gives his take on the evolution of the bass' role in jazz.

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10 3/9

Last Call Late Night Jam: Live From The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee  Jim Cullum calls it the "Shank of the Night," the last set when often the best jazz of the night gets played.  Tonight's guests, Bill Allred, trombone; Hal Smith, drums; and Jon Erik Kellso, trumpet: three of the hottest players in all of jazz team up with the JCJB to blow the roof right off the Crest Theater.

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11 3/16

Bix & The Wolverines: Hot Jazz In The Midwest The Jim Cullum Jazz Band.  Bix Beiderbecke taught us that jazz can be sweet and hot at the same time.  His importance in the evolution of jazz of the 20's 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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Dick Hyman: A Life In Music The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with Dick Hyman, piano and special guests.  Dick is our most frequent guest and has had a distinguished career as pianist, organist (for TV's Beat The Clock game show, among others), synthsizist, composer, arranger, and musical director for quite a number of motion pictures including most of Woody Allen's output.  He is widely recognized today as the world's foremost interpreter of historical jazz piano styles.

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Giants Of Swing: A Riverwalk Swing Dance Party Jazz music is meant to get you up on your feet and moving to the beat.  Warning: if you're listening in your car, please wait until you get home!  Join The Jim Cullum Jazz band with Lionel Hampton and Jay McShann  for a Riverwalk dance party celebrating swing legends Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and many more.

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14 4/6 Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with Dick Hyman, piano. The New Orleans Rhythm Kings hit it big in Chicago in the years after WWI, and we're still playing their music in the 21st century! This show was the first performance given in the newly restored Empire Theater, originally built in 1914 in downtown San Antonio. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
15 4/13 Burgundy Street Blues: Scenes of New Orleans A musical geography of the Crescent City, the birthplace of jazz. With Vernel Bagneris, Topsy Chapman, Mike Walbridge, Leon Oakley, Dick Hyman, Yank Lawson, Bob Haggart, and Ken Peplowski. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
16 4/20 Deep River: the Gospel Tradition in Jazz with Topsy Chapman, Nina Ferro, vocalists; Clark Terry, flugelhorn. It’s a special show of gospel hymns, spirituals, and traditional sacred music. Join us for a bittersweet jazz journey of the soul. This is most of the music performed by the JCJB in their popular and multi-denominational Jazz Mass and is available on CD. Join us for a live Jazz Mass at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on Sunday, July 30, 2000. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
17 4/27 Long Way from St. Louis: The Story of Jazz Pianist Ralph Sutton with Ralph Sutton. One of the world's truly great jazz pianists, his career dates back to the early 40s, when he began playing with Jack Teagarden while still a college student. He later worked in a trio with Albert Nicholas, and was the intermission pianist at Eddie Condon's for eight years. He worked with Bob Scobey for a time, then was a founding member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band. Purchase Ralph Sutton CDs online here. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
18 5/4

Clarinets & Cornets: The Streets of New Orleans with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band. This show was recorded live from the Gala Opening Of The Charline McCombs Empire Theater in downtown San Antonio. The Empire, first built in 1914, was recently restored to its original grandeur by the citizens of San Antonio. Our focus tonight is on four New Orleans greats of jazz: Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Sidney Bechet, and Jelly Roll Morton.

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19 5/11

Greenwich Village to 52nd Street: Condon’s, Ryan’s and The Famous Door with Ralph Sutton, piano. The veteran jazz pianist gives us a glimpse of the New York club scene of the late 40's and 1950's, when he was right in the middle of it. Among his friends were Eddie Condon, Jack Teagarden and Willie "the Lion" Smith. Purchase Ralph Sutton CDs online here.

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20 5/18

Show Boat, An Original Jazz Transcription with William Warfield, narrator. This landmark 1927   Broadway show by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II established a new kind of musical theater. The great singer and actor William Warfield sang Old Man River in the 1951 motion picture, and tells the story in our version. The tunes lend themselves very well to the Classic Jazz treatment by the JCJB.

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21 5/25

Puttin’ On The Ritz: Music From The Movies with Rebecca Kilgore, vocalist and Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet. Live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, we focus on tunes made famous during the Golden Age of motion pictures.

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22 6/1 The Last Picture Palace: A Salute To the Historic Crest Theatre with Rebecca Kilgore, vocalist; Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; The Quintet of the Hot Club of San Francisco; and Bill Allred, trombone. The JCJB and guests pay tribute to the grand old Sacramento landmark, a movie palace where ordinary Sacramento folks went to lose their Depression blues amid the gold and glitter of movie fantasy. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
23 6/8 Bechet & Armstrong: Streets of New Orleans to the Hot Spots of Chicago We focus on Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, two of the earliest heroic soloists in jazz, and their rise to fame from the city of their birth to the Windy City in the 20's. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
24 6/15 The Magic of Jerome Kern: A Tribute with Brian Ogilvie and Evan Christopher, reeds. Recorded at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, our tribute to one of the great men of American musical theater features two former members of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in great Kern tunes such as Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, All the Things You Are, and more. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
25 6/22 Class of 1927: The Heart Of The Jazz Age with Dick Hyman, Vince Giordano, Evan Christopher, Nina Ferro, Rebecca Kilgore, Brian Ogilvie, Bob Barnard, and Allan Vaché. It was the year that Lucky Lindy landed, Babe hit 60 homers, Show Boat opened, and great jazz was made by Louie, Jelly, Bix, Duke and Benny. New media technology was coming on strong, and the stock market was surging ahead. Sound familiar? bullet.gif - 4.0 K

Riverwalk Celebrates The Louis Armstrong Centennial with five special programs scheduled between his traditional birthday on July 4 and his historical birthday August 4

26 6/29 Super Satch: An American Hero The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with Warren Vaché Jr., cornet; Marty Grosz, vocals and guitar. A musical biography including an historic interview with Armstrong and Edward R. Murrow. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
27 7/6 Louis Armstrong: Memories and Reflections A collection of stories about Louis Armstrong told by the people who knew him, combined with historic recordings and exciting new live performances by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band. Interview subjects include: record producer George Avakian; Metropolitan Opera star Robert Merrill; Roger Glenn, son of Tyree Glenn, trombonist with the All-Stars; former Armstrong All-Star Peanuts Hucko; plus our own Jim Cullum. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
28 7/13 Louis Armstrong In The 30's The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with trumpeter Nicholas Payton. A musical biography of Louis Armstrong in the 30's when he was fast becoming an All-American Superstar, taking popular songs of the day and making them swing! bullet.gif - 4.0 K
29 7/20 Louis Armstrong: A Portrait of the Man and His Music, Part One The Jim Cullum Jazz Band welcomes Obie Award-winning actor/singer Vernel Bagneris to the stage of the historic Crest Theater for two special broadcasts, live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee 2000. Armstrong's personal writings brought to life by Mr. Bagneris with music by The Jim Cullum Jazz Band. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
30 7/27 Louis Armstrong: A Portrait of the Man and His World, Part Two With actor/singer Vernel Bagneris. Live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee 2000.  Mr. Bagneris evokes Armstrong's "larger-than-life" personality with readings from Armstrong's personal writings. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays music from the Armstrong repertoire. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
31 8/3 King Oliver and Company, Live from the Stanford Jazz Workshop with William Warfield, narrator and Leon Oakley, cornet and Mike Walbridge, tuba. The life of King Oliver is remembered through his music and writings. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
32 8/10 Our Huckleberry Friend: The Lyrics of Johnny Mercer A show about the songwriting and lyrics of Johnny Mercer, with vocalist Rebecca Kilgore, John Sheridan, piano; Ron Hockett, clarinet. This show comes to you live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, the world's biggest annual traditional jazz festival. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
33 8/17 Fireworks: Red, Hot & Blues The Jim Cullum Jazz Band turns up the heat with guests: blues singer Linda Hopkins, vibist Lionel Hampton, and our good friend Dick Hyman on piano. Don't miss the summer fun! bullet.gif - 4.0 K
34 8/24 Spirituals, Hymns & The Blues with William Warfield, narrator and trumpeter Clark Terry. There are many parallels between African-American sacred music and jazz, and we explore some of them on this show. Jim Cullum says: "I think this has much in common with the melancholy, but at the same time joyous, spirit of the early jazz music I love. These hymns and spirituals say all this. They express pain and anguish akin to the blues-and still they are joyous. I hope that you also find this spirit in the music." bullet.gif - 4.0 K
35 8/31 America's Jazz Stories with Clark Terry and Jay McShann. Hear about Hootie's Ignorant Oil, and the time Count Basie fell asleep reading a comic book, and many more! You won't hear these stories anywhere else, so don't miss this broadcast. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
36 9/7 Django: King of Gypsy Swing Guitarist Paul Mehling and The Hot Club of San Francisco evoke the memory of the great Django Rheinhardt. Live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
37 9/14 Riverwalk All Stars This hall-of-fame line up includes jazz greats trumpeter Clark Terry, saxophonist Benny Carter, vocalist Linda Hopkins, pianist Dick Hyman and singer Vernel Bagneris. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
38 9/21 S'Wonderful: The Gershwin Legacy Dick Hyman joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band in a celebration of the music of George Gershwin on his 101st birthday. Great piano duos with Dick and John Sheridan on Fascinatin' Rhythm, Somebody Loves Me and Who Cares?. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
39 9/28 Hal Smith's Roadrunners Play Eddie Condon with Rebecca Kilgore. Hal and his friends, vocalist Rebecca Kilgore and clarinetist Bobby Gordon, play favorite tunes from Eddie Condon including Strut, Miss Lizzie, Sugar and China Boy. Live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubliee. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
40 10/5 Jazzonia: Jazz and The Poetry of Langston Hughes with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and actor William Warfield. Live from The Stanford Jazz Festival. Includes the music of Duke Ellington and James P. Johnson. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
41 10/12 Jazz Pianists Of The Swing Era with Dick Hyman. Honoring six great jazz pianists including Earl Hines, Mary Lou Williams and Bob Zurke. Dick Hyman and John Sheridan perform two-piano tributes on great tunes like Cavernism, Clean Pickin, and Hobson Street Blues. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
42 10/19 Mr. Jelly Lord In honor of Jelly Roll Morton's 110th birthday on Oct 20th,The Jim Cullum Jazz Band takes a musical trip to turn-of-the-century New Orleans and pays tribute to the man who "invented" jazz.  bullet.gif - 4.0 K
43 10/26 Milt Gabler and The Commodore Records Story Live from The Stanford Jazz Festival. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band pays tribute to Commodore Records with their own hot performances of tunes like Breeze That Blew My Gal Away and Oh, Sister Ain't That Hot. Also included are excerpts from an oral history by Milt Gabler. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
44 11/2 Red Peppers & Hot Wax: The Evolution of Studio Bands, Part One The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performs music of the hot bands that first stepped up to the studio microphones and recorded in the 1920s; Jelly Roll Morton's Hot Peppers, Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Bix & His Gang. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
45 11/9 New York Sessions: The Evolution of Studio Bands, Part Two Riverwalk looks at Red Nichols, Benny Goodman, and other studio men who played it hot before the microphones. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests heat things up with tunes like That's No Bargain, The Sheik of Araby and Dinah. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
46 11/16 Chicago Reeds: Live From Sacramento Jazz Jubilee A tribute to three of the great jazz clarinetists, Jimmy Noone, Frank Teschemacher and Benny Goodman. Special guests Kim Cusack and Bobby Gordon join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band on tunes like Apex Blues and Deed I Do. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
47 11/23 Sweet & Hot: A Salute to Bobby Hackett with Bob Barnard and Eli Wallach The sound of Bobby Hackett's cornet set the mood for millions of love scenes across American in the 1950s and made him one of the greatest ballad players in the history of jazz. American theater legend Eli Wallach portrays Bobby Hackett. Cornetist Bob Barnard along with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band perform tunes like Yellow Days and The Albatross. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
48 11/30 Jelly Roll Blues Our special guest is Obie Award-winning actor, Vernel Bagneris. Mr. Bagneris wrote, produced and starred in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway show, Jelly Roll and performs excerpts from that show on this week's program. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band along with Vernel Bagneris perform Jelly Roll Morton classics, Jelly Roll Blues and Sweet Substitute. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
49 12/7 Broadway & The Movies: Vintage Songs From The 1920's & 30's with special guest jazz vocalist, Nina Ferro. A celebration of American songs composed in the 1920's and 30's. First popularized in Broadway shows, Harlem cabarets, the movies and early recordings. It's the music that first put America on the map as the center of pop music around the world. Tunes include Cheek to Cheek and I've Got a Crush on You. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
50 12/14 California Jammin: Sacramento Jazz 2000 The Jim Cullum Jazz Band along with special guests cornetist, Bob Schulz, saxophonist Jim Galloway and multi-instrumentalist Clint Baker. This great jam session includes tunes like I Never Knew, Girl of My Dreams and the timeless classic You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, performed by John Sheridan. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
51 12/21 Postcard From San Antonio Christmas Special With special guests: actor William Warfield, vocalist Banu Gibson, tap dancer Savion Glover and The Campanas de America Mariachi Band. Holiday favorites performed in a jazz band style include We Three Kings, Nutcracker Rag and Riverwalk's swinging version of Jingle Bells. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
52 12/28 Krazy Kapers: Dance Party At The Landing Special program created for dancing the night away. A classic jazz and swing dance party that includes Charleston and One O'clock Jump. So grab your sweetie, clear away the furniture and get with the hot rhythm. bullet.gif - 4.0 K
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1 1/4 American Love Songs: Earthy & Divine Take a stroll down lovers' lane with an all-star celebration of America's favorite love songs, from classic ballads by Jerome Kern to Billie Holiday's blues. Performances by Joe Williams, Benny Carter, Nina Ferro, and Carol Woods. Purchase CD or listen online now in RealAudio®!
2 1/11 Mr. Fazola & Mr. Miller: From the Big Easy to the Big Apple with Brian Ogilvie on tenor saxophone. This program focuses on two New Orleans natives who were important solo voices in the swing era. It's a musical dedication to clarinetist Irving Fazola and tenor saxophonist Eddie Miller.
3 1/18 Swingin' with the Eel: The Story of Chicago Sax Man Bud Freeman with Brian Ogilvie on tenor saxophone. A tribute to one of the greatest innovators of tenor sax jazz. Tunes include Dinah and At the Codfish Ball.
4 1/25 Andy Razaf: The Life & Lyrics of the Prince of Madagascar with Dick Hyman and Vernel Bagneris. The story of pioneering Afro-American lyricist, Andy Razaf. Tunes include Honeysuckle Rose and Ain't Misbehavin. Both tunes written by Razaf and songwriting partner, Fats Waller.
Special for Black History Month (February)
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Tishomingo Blues: The Story of Composer Spencer Williams Obie Award winning playwright and actor Vernel Bagneris joins the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in a show about the New Orleans-born composer and lyricist who gave us such evergreens of American song as I Ain’t Got Nobody, Basin Street Blues, Royal Garden Blues, Tishomingo Blues, I Found A New Baby, and Everybody Loves My Baby.
5 2/1 Originals By Originals A collection of original jazz compositions, composed and performed by special guests: trumpeter Clark Terry, saxophonist Benny Carter, and pianist Jay McShann.
6 2/8 Porgy & Bess, Part I, Jazz Transcription Part one of a two-part special. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band's highly acclaimed original jazz transcription of George Gershwin's great American folk opera. Narrated by William Warfield. Listen now in RealAudio®!
7 2/15 Porgy & Bess, Part II, Jazz Transcription Part two of a two-part special. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band's highly acclaimed original jazz transcription of George Gershwin's great American folk opera. Narrated by William Warfield. Listen now in RealAudio®!
8 2/22 My Blue Heaven: The Life and Music of Composer Walter Donaldson A tribute to one of the most prolific American popular songwriters, Walter Donaldson. Performances by Nina Ferro, Banu Gibson, and Stephanie Nakasian. Interview with Ellen Donaldson, daughter of the composer.
9 3/1 Jack Teagarden: Back Roads of Texas Jazz in the Twenties Special guest trombonist, Rex Allen joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band. Program follows trombonist Jack Teagarden's early career through the dusty backroads of Texas in the 1920s.
10 3/8 Teagarden & Armstrong: Big City Jazz in the Forties Special guest, trombonist Rex Allen, joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band. Program revisits Teagarden's glory years fronting his own band and his tenure with Louis Armstrong's All-Stars.
11 3/15 Wishing on the Moon: Riverwalk Crooners in Concert The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with vocalists Banu Gibson, Rebecca Kilgore, Topsy Chapman, Stephanie Nakasian, and Joe Williams. Tunes include The Very Thought of You and Two Sleepy People.
12 3/22 Bogalusa Strut: The Story of Danny Barker With actor Vernel Bagneris. One of the great originals of jazz guitar, Danny Barker was a witty singer, performer and a member of some of the most prestigious bands in jazz history, including those led by Cab Calloway and Benny Carter.
13 3/29 Cakewalks & Jitterbugs: The Marriage of Jazz and Dance Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, live from the Stanford Jazz Workshop for high steppin' tunes like King Porter Stomp and The Charleston.
14 4/5 Stompin' At The Savoy: A Riverwalk Dance Party The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with special guests Lionel Hampton, John Cocuzzi, Clark Terry and Nicholas Payton. If these tunes don't get you up and moving, you need to check your pulse.
15 4/12 William Gottlieb's Golden Age of Jazz With The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and friends. Includes interview with legendary jazz photographer William Gottlieb. Listen to this show now in Windows Media! View the photographs mentioned in this show here!
16 4/19 Remembering Fats Waller Join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. Celebrate the tunes of Fats Waller.
17 4/26 Ace of Rhythm: The Story of Jabbo Smith, Trumpeter & Composer The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with Obie-Award winning actor & singer Vernel Bagneris.

18 5/3 Brass Bands & Jazz Funerals: Danny Barker's New Orleans Special guest Vernel Bagneris is on hand to tell the story of New Orleans brass bands and jazz funerals at the turn of the last century. Vernel sings with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band on tunes like Someday Sweetheart and Ballin' the Jack.
19 5/10 Stardust: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael The Jim Cullum Jazz Band is joined by vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and piano legend Dick Hyman in a tribute to Hoagy Carmichael. Tunes include Skylark and the timeless classic Star Dust.
20 5/17 Good Ol' Songs: Before Records, Radio and the Movies Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and a variety of special guests. It's a show of classic songs from the turn of the last century, played in a jazz band style. 
21 5/24 March of the Bobcats: A Tribute to Trumpeter Yank Lawson The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and special guests Yank Lawson, Bob Haggart and Dick Hyman. Tunes include Dogtown Blues and Summertime.
22 5/31 Last Call Late Night Jam: Live From The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee Jam with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and special guests Bill Allred, Hal Smith and Jon-Erik Kellso. It's last call and time for the best jazz of the night to begin!
23 6/7 Speakeasies, Flappers & Red Hot Jazz: Music of the Prohibition The Jim Cullum Jazz Band takes a look at the dark and light side of the Prohibition Era: the speakeasies, the flappers, the gangsters and best of all--the jazz.
24 6/14 Texas Roots in Jazz & Blues: Lone Star Boogie Woogie & Swing The Jim Cullum Jazz Band pays tribute to native sons: Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, Scott Joplin and "Texas Big T"--Jack Teagarden.
25 6/21 Our Huckleberry Friend: The Lyrics of Johnny Mercer with vocalist Rebecca Kilgore; John Sheridan, piano; Don Mopsick, bass; Howard Elkins, guitar; Mike Waskiewicz, drums; Ron Hockett, clarinet. Mercer favorites like Dream and P.S. I Love You.
26 6/28 Happy Birthday, Louis! The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and friends celebrate Louis Armstrong's 100th birthday in concert.
27 7/5 Louis Armstrong: Memories & Reflections The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays classic Armstrong pieces with reminiscences from producer George Avakian; opera star Robert Merrill; Roger Glenn, son of Armstrong band member, Tyree Glenn; and former Armstrong band member Peanuts Hucko.
28 7/12 The Further Adventures of the Dynamic Duo Special guest, piano legend Dick Hyman, joins Riverwalk's piano man John Sheridan live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee 2001 for selections by Rube Bloom, Hoagy Carmichael, Willie "the Lion" Smith and Bob Zurke.
29 7/19 From Duke Ellington to Artie Shaw: Songwriting Bandleaders of the 1930s The music of Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, and others gets the royal treatment from Riverwalk's queen of swing, Rebecca Kilgore. Recorded live at Sacramento Jazz Jubilee 2001.
30 7/26 My Heart: Lil Hardin Armstrong In celebration of Louis Armstrong's documented August 4th birthday, Lil Hardin herself talks about her marriage to, and musical partnership with, Louis Armstrong. Special guests include Leon Oakley, Doc Cheatham, and Jon-Erik Kellso.
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A Three-Horn Salute to Louis Armstrong Another in Riverwalk's series of special broadcasts commemorating the 100th birthday of "the man who taught the world to swing". Piano legend Dick Hyman and trumpeters Allen Smith and John Capobianco join Jim Cullum on cornet. Live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee 2001.
32 8/9 The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Plays Big Band Favorites "Swing's the thing" as Riverwalk relives the Big Band Era and the music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and many more. Guests include Lionel Hampton and Clark Terry.
33 8/16 Django: King of Gypsy Swing Celebrate the music of Django Reinhart with special guests Paul Mehling and The Hot Club Of San Francisco.
34 8/23 The Tommy Saunders Midwest All Stars: Runnin' Wild Live from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee 2001. The Tommy Saunders Midwest All Stars (Tommy Saunders, leader, cornet, and vocals; Chuck Hedges, clarinet; Jim Galloway, soprano saxophone; Russ Phillips, trombone; Eddie Higgins, piano; Paul Keller, bass; Ed Metz Jr., drums) give a special concert featuring the music of cornetist Wild Bill Davison. This one really swings!
35 8/30 Jazzonia: Jazz and The Poetry of Langston Hughes The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and actor William Warfield. Live from the Stanford Jazz Festival. Includes the music of Duke Ellington and James P. Johnson.

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