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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

Happy Birthday, Artie Shaw

May 23, 2011

Artie Shaw, one of the early "rock stars" of the jazz world was born 101 years ago today. To celebrate his birthday, here’s the preface to Tom Nolan’s well-received book on Shaw, Three Chords For Beauty’s Sake: The Life Of Artie Shaw:

In the exuberant decade between 1935 and 1945, when America’s indigenous art...