RW #20 Crazy Rhythm: Red Nichols and His Five Pennies
Ace cornetist Red Nichols racked up thousands of recordings in the 1920s alone, leading dozens of small groups. He was creative, influential, and as hardworking as they come. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band cooks up a batch of crazy rhythm with the music of Red Nichols and His Five Pennies.
RW #21 20th Anniversary Revisited: It Ain't Over Till the Fat Man Swings
Revisit the 20th anniversary of Riverwalk Jazz. It’s a rip-roaring party featuring piano man Dick Hyman and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band with the music of composer and keyboard genius Fats Waller. Jumpin’ tunes, rare stories — even a 1943 radio interview with Fats.
Harlem to Hollywood: The Music of Harold Arlen
Harold Arlen could have secured his place in songwriting history with just one tune: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” But there are so many more. Hear the Jim Cullum Jazz Band perform this esteemed composer’s unforgettable classics, and listen to rare interview clips of Arlen himself.
Beautiful Changes: The Whiteman Years
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band explores the pivotal role of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and cornet ace Bix Beiderbecke in American music of the 1920. There were changes indeed — many that stemmed from Beiderbecke’s taste for improv.
Diga Diga Do: Jazz Standards of Jimmy McHugh
Songwriter Jimmy McHugh has been called a “one-man history of 20th-century popular music” — and may be best known for his work with Dorothy Fields. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and friends get together to perform McHugh classics like “Diga Diga Do” and “On the Sunny Side of the Street.”
I Wish I Were Twins: The Fats Waller Bluebird Sessions
RCA’s Bluebird label hit it big when it signed Fats Waller. He recorded 500 sides in less than eight years! And the fans snapped up the discs as fast as they were pressed. Piano man Dick Hyman and vocalist Rebecca Kilgore join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band to celebrate the Fats Waller Bluebird sessions.
Class of ’29: Jazz on the Move from Chicago to New York
The year was 1929. Jazz was on the move from Chicago to New York — from Harlem to Broadway to small cabarets. Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their special guests as they play the music of Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and other standout members of the Class of ’29.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.