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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.

May 12, 2014

Theo Croker’s musical journey may seem traditional, but it has a truly a 21st century twist.

The grandson of New Orleans trumpet legend Doc Cheatham, Croker’s parents were music fans, not music professionals. After his grandfather’s death in 1997, Theo decided that he wanted to make music a career, and so his...


Joe Wilder (1922-2014)

May 12, 2014

Joe Wilder, a lyrical trumpeter who played with some of the biggest big bands in jazz and helped integrate Broadway, radio and television orchestras, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 92.  

Wilder, who played cornet and fluegelhorn as well as trumpet, lent his elegant tone to bands led by Lionel Hampton, Count Basie,...