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Riverwalk Jazz

Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m.

Riverwalk Jazz 
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Hosted by David Holt and Jim Cullum, RIVERWALK JAZZ celebrates the lives and music of America's top jazz musicians, past and present. Each week, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band salutes these jazz pioneers in live performances featuring classic jazz and swing music, as well as fascinating stories that bring to life remarkable moments in the history of jazz.

Upcoming Programs

Aug 23rd, 2014: Reluctant Genius of Jazz: Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw won accolades for his amazing talent on clarinet, but developed a reputation as an unpredictable and “reluctant” musical genius. Host David Holt welcomes Tom Nolan, author of the Shaw biography Three Chords for Beauty’s Sake, to discuss the music and mystique of one of America’s most celebrated jazz musicians.

Aug 30th, 2014: In the Footsteps of Giants: Trumpet Dynamo Bria Skonberg

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band is joined by 20-something trumpet ace Bria Skonberg, who is among a group of brilliant young musicians revitalizing American classic jazz. She cites Louis Armstrong as her key influence, and clearly his exuberance shines through in her performances.

Sep 6th, 2014: Ride, Red, Ride: New Orleans Trumpeter Henry 'Red' Allen Jr.

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and special guests play the music and tell the story of Henry ‘Red’ Allen Jr. — an inventive New Orleans trumpeter whose long career took him from the Crescent City to the Big Apple.

Sep 13th, 2014: Remembering Ralph Sutton: Long Way from St. Louis

Stride piano legend Ralph Sutton visits The Jim Cullum Jazz Band at The Landing and demonstrates his impeccable sense of rhythm, his robust piano style and his melodic innovations.

Sep 20th, 2014: Sweet Ballads & Red Hot Pianos

From San Francisco’s Historic Filoli Gardens — jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and piano virtuoso Dick Hyman join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in an outdoor concert featuring songs of Walter Donaldson.

Sep 27th, 2014: Let's Talk Jazz: A Conversation with Gary Giddins

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band welcomes jazz critic and award-winning author Gary Giddins to discuss his book Jazz, which navigates through 100 years of the music, from New Orleans through swing, bebop and beyond.

Previous Programs

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Aug 16th, 2014: Two of a Kind: Swinging Duos at The Landing

A trio of “dynamic duos” turn up the heat onstage at The Landing. Trumpeter Nicholas Payton teams up with vocalist Topsy Chapman on tunes from New Orleans’ Spencer Williams. Jazz fiddler Andy Stein and guitarist Marty Grosz take on the music of Joe Venuti’s Blue Four. And cornetist Leon Oakley and tuba player Mike Walbridge play classics from the 1920s.

Aug 9th, 2014: Hot Licks & Sweet Things: A Tour of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band offers a picture of a pre-1920s untamed section of the City by the Bay — where the likes of Jelly Roll Morton played along Pacific Avenue, known then as “Terrific Street.” A tour of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast — sideshow, skid row and music mecca all rolled into one.

Aug 2nd, 2014: Sophisticated Ladies and Red-Hot Mammas

Heartbreakers, man-takers, vamps, tramps and the girl next door — through the decades, they've all shown up in song. Topsy Chapman joins the Jim Cullum Jazz Band to explore the feminine mystique and sing tunes of sophisticated ladies and red-hot mammas.

Jul 26th, 2014: Hot Jazz Down Under: Gems from Aussie Jazzman Bob Barnard

The spotlight is on Australian cornetist Bob Barnard, longtime friend and “musical soul mate” of bandleader Jim Cullum. From hot jazz to sweet ballads, the two share tunes and swap stories about their lives in jazz.

Song Travels