This week in Jazz we present an American Pianist born Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe; known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941). On July 17, 1923, he recorded one of the very first integrated recording sessions with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.
This week in Jazz we present Benny Goodman (1909-1986), the “King of Swing.” On July 13, 1935, this famous clarinetist composer and band leader recorded Body and Soul. His group was also the first Jazz band to play Carnegie Hall.
Abiud Flores is a family man, a military man, and an amazing musician who is a true joy to listen to and to make music with. He is kind, humble and lives a life of gratitude. When I first met
Carl Payne is man of few words. He's direct, humble and kind. He's also a solid trumpeter and has taken on the difficult task of running a Big Band. This is no small endeavor and we in Columbia, SC are
Kyle Whitlock is a very unassuming cat, but he has a rich, colorful history - he's shared the stage with Delbert McClinton and once played piano at a private reception for former President Gerald Ford. He's quiet, he's friendly, he's
Dick Goodwin is legendary in South Carolina and known in many parts of our planet. He's a soulful, sweet improviser on the trumpet, a fantastic pianist, awesome arranger from small groups to big bands, a great leader and a humble,