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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 Programming

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.

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 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 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.

Previous Programming

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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.

Jul 19th, 2014: Riverwalk Jazz Hall of Fame: Legends at The Landing

There are legends at The Landing as a trio of jazz greats join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band onstage. Trumpeter Doc Cheatham, bassist Bob Haggart and vocalist Joe Williams have stories to tell — and a batch of terrific tunes, too

Jul 12th, 2014: Keeping It Hot: The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with Trumpeter Bria Skonberg and Clarinetist Dave Bennett

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band jams with trumpeter Bria Skonberg and clarinetist Dave Bennett — 20-somethings who are taking up the torch of vintage jazz and keeping the music hot for a new generation.

Jul 5th, 2014: Riverwalk Jazz BBQ: The Lazy Days of Summer

Nothing says July like a barbecue on a lazy afternoon. The weather’s hot, the drinks are cold, and — thanks to the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and some special guests — the music is just right.