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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

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

Jul 27, 2014

The Newport Jazz Festival, the multi-day jazz festival held every summer in Newport, Rhode Island is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The venerable festival was established in 1954 by socialite Elaine Lorillard, who, together with husband Louis Lorillard, financed the festival for many years. The couple hired...

Jul 14, 2014

Charlie Haden, one of the most influential and recorded bass players of the last seventy years, has died of a long illness related to post-polio degeneration. He was 76 years old.

Haden is unique among the stars of the rhythm section in that he could handle the most difficult avant-garde music, could swing with the best...

Jul 9, 2014

Bassist/Composer Mario Pavone will kick off his celebration of 50 years in music with a three night Mini Festival at The Cornelia Street Cafe, July 10-12.  Mr. Pavone will be featured on all nights (bass & compositions) with the following top-notch players:

Thursday, July 10, 8:30 & 10 PM: Quartet Arc, featuring...