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Tune in for your weekly dose of jazz music hosted by Lou McConnell.

Host: Lou McConnell
Produced By: Otago Access Radio
Language: English
Category: Music
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Jazz Cafe - 06-12-2018 - Bix BeiderbeckeBix Beiderbecke07/12/2018 03:08 PM0:56:27Download //
Jazz Cafe - 29-11-2018 - Ted HeathTed Heath30/11/2018 03:51 PM0:56:17Download //
Jazz Cafe - 22-11-2018 - Zoot SimsZoot Sims23/11/2018 05:14 PM0:55:20Download //
Jazz Cafe - 15-11-2018 - Best of British JazzBest of British Jazz16/11/2018 06:19 PM0:56:20Download //
Jazz Cafe - 08-11-2018 - More Great JazzMore Great Jazz12/11/2018 11:33 AM0:54:12Download //
Jazz Cafe - 01-11-2018 - Don Lusher Big BandDon Lusher Big Band02/11/2018 11:16 AM0:56:32Download //
Jazz Cafe - 25-10-2018 - More Great JazzMore Great Jazz26/10/2018 05:21 PM0:55:42Download //
Jazz Cafe - 11-10-2018 - Buddy Rich Big BandThe featured artist this week is the Buddy Rich Big Band15/10/2018 01:31 PM0:55:25Download //
Jazz Cafe - 04-10-2018 - Zoot SimsZoot Sims - John Haley "Zoot" Sims (October 29, 1925 – March 23, 1985) was an American jazz saxophonist, playing mainly tenor but also alto (and, later, soprano) saxophone. He first gained attention in the "Four Brothers" sax section of Woody Herman's big band, afterward enjoying a long solo career, often in partnership with fellow saxmen Gerry Mulligan and Al Cohn, and the trombonist Bob Brookmeyer. 05/10/2018 03:43 PM0:56:27Download //
Jazz Cafe - 27-09-2018 - Charlie Byrd QuintetCharlie Byrd Quintet from the USA28/09/2018 05:58 PM0:56:31Download //
Jazz Cafe - 20-09-2018 - Sammy NesticoComposer & Arranger Sammy Nestico with Frank Capp Juggernaut Band21/09/2018 10:41 AM0:56:48Download //
Jazz Cafe - 13-09-2018 - Tony BennettAnthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York. Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as a U.S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records and had his first number-one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951. Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s. He then refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". His career and his personal life experienced an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era. Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his reach to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2010s. He has won 19 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Emmy Awards, and was named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. Bennett has sold over 50 million records worldwide. 14/09/2018 05:14 PM0:55:58Download //
Jazz Cafe - 06-09-2018 - Mixed Bag of TunesMixed Bag of Tunes07/09/2018 05:31 PM0:56:37Download //
Jazz Cafe - 30-08-2018 - Billie Holiday (Lady Day)Billie Holiday (Lady Day)31/08/2018 03:35 PM0:55:36Download //
Jazz Cafe - 23-08-2018 - Stan Kenton 2Stan Kenton 227/08/2018 12:49 PM0:55:7Download //
Jazz Cafe - 16-08-2018 - Stan KentonStan Kenton17/08/2018 03:56 PM0:56:37Download //
Jazz Cafe - 09-08-2018 - Mike RenziMike Renzi10/08/2018 11:37 AM0:56:27Download //
Jazz Cafe - 02-08-2018 - Scott Hamilton - Tenor SaxScott Hamilton - Tenor Sax03/08/2018 06:19 PM0:55:37Download //
Jazz Cafe - 26-07-2018 - Mixed BagMixed Bag27/07/2018 04:33 PM0:56:41Download //
Jazz Cafe - 19-07-2018 - British Traditional JazzBritish Traditional Jazz20/07/2018 06:28 PM0:55:31Download //
Jazz Cafe - 12-07-2018 - Louie ArmstrongLouis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. Armstrong was born and raised in New Orleans. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. Around 1922, he followed his mentor, Joe "King" Oliver, to Chicago to play in the Creole Jazz Band. In the Windy City, he networked with other jazz musicians, reconnecting with his friend, Bix Biederbecke, and made new contacts, which included Hoagy Carmichael and Lil Hardin. He earned a reputation at "cutting contests", and moved to New York in order to join Fletcher Henderson's band. With his instantly recognizable gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also very skilled at scat singing. Armstrong is renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet playing. Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to "cross over", whose skin color was secondary to his music in an America that was extremely racially divided at the time. He rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African Americans, but took a well-publicized stand for desegregation in the Little Rock crisis. His artistry and personality allowed him access to the upper echelons of American society, then highly restricted for black men. 13/07/2018 05:22 PM0:55:24Download //
Jazz Cafe - 05-07-2018 - Count Basie and Ella FitzgeraldCount Basie and Ella Fitzgerald06/07/2018 03:28 PM0:56:3Download //
Jazz Cafe - 21-06-2018 - Harry James - TrumpeterHarry James - Trumpeter22/06/2018 06:28 PM0:56:33Download //
Jazz Cafe - 14-06-2018 - Scott Hamilton and Harry Allan - Tenor SaxScott Hamilton and Harry Allan - Tenor Sax15/06/2018 04:41 PM0:56:20Download //
Jazz Cafe-03-12-2015 04/12/2015 04:11 PM0:55:17Download //