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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.

Around the Blogs: Jazzcast Christmas Sessions

Dec 9, 2011

I've been digging the mixes from the blog JazzDJ out of the uK  for years, and I can't keep their posts a secret any longer. Today they posted four - count 'em four - Christmas jazz mixes that I'm grabbing as you read this. They are bound to be funky and fun, so get 'em while the're cool. And say thank you while you're...


25 Days of Jazzmas: "Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer"

Dec 9, 2011

One of the best loved Christmas songs concerns the flaming proboscis of one Rudolph the Reindeer. Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939 as an assignment to create a give-away coloring book for the Montgomery Ward stores. Supposedly, May considered naming the reindeer "Rollo" and "Reginald" before deciding upon using the...