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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.

The Official Straight No Chaser Song of New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2015

To all who are traveling on an evening that often becomes "amateur night" take extra care and pick that designated driver!

A perennial favorite song for New Year's Eve, and the Offical SNC Song of the evening is Frank Loesser's classic, "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"  It was written in 1947, when Loesser was...


Noted in Passing 2015

Dec 28, 2015

The Celestial Band and Choir got a great horn section this year. 2015 was the year we lost some of the great innovators in jazz music. An incomplete list of those who passed away during this calendar year who left a mark on the jazz world include:

Ornette Coleman, 85, free jazz saxophonist; Clark Terry, 94, jazz...


The Official Straight No Chaser Song of Christmas Day: "Peace"

Dec 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to you all. I am a practicing Jew who does not celebrate Christmas as the birth of the messiah. However, I can appreciate the universal themes of peace, love and understanding that are prevelant this time of year, and so the Offical Straight No Chaser song of Christmas Day is "Peace", written by...


The Offical Straight No Chaser Song of Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2015

It's December 24, which means that once again it's time to break out the Official Straight No Chaser Song of Christmas Eve. It's not really a song, actually, but Louis Armstrong reciting "Twas the Night Before Christmas", in his inimitable raspy voice.

Recorded on February 26, 1971 at his home in Queens, New...


Repost: The Jazzbo ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Dec 23, 2015

My friend Frank found this for me, and I wanted to be sure to share it with you. Originally published in Mad Magazine #52 Jan 1960.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the pad,
Not a hipster was swinging, not even old Dad;
The chimney was hung in the stocking routine,
In hopes that “The Fat Man”...