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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Welcome to Straight No Chaser, the Award-winning Podcast hosted by Jeffrey Siegel

Mar 23, 2011

Sunday evening, Spring sneaked in and finally put an end to the most tiresome winter I can recall.

Monday morning, we got an inch or so of snow. More on Wednesday.


With Mother Nature failing to cooperate, the best way to get in a spring mood is to listen to some jazz with a spring theme. With that in mind, Podcast...

Mar 14, 2011

New Orleans’ own Dr. John has been recording for more than 50 years. He is steeped in the rhythms and traditions of the city, and has spent his career championing its music. As he told New Orleans rhythm & blues historian Jeff Hannusch, “[New Orleans music] is part of whatever I’m about. The importance of it is...

Mar 8, 2011

Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras. A day of excess before weeks of denial, leading up to the Easter Sunday celebration. It calls for over-the-top celebration, and here’s the music for it – an hour-plus long collection of New Orleans jazz, R&B and funk, both old and new, including:


Dejan’s Original Olympia Brass Band –...