Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
Sunday, 7 to 8 pm
- Hosted by Bob Craig
Bob Craig takes you on a musical journey through the evolution of "Big Band Jazz," which started off with the heavy hitters including Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Stan Kenton. They opened the door for Claude Thornhill, Quincy Jones, Thad Jones, and Mel Lewis, who took Big Band Jazz to exciting new places. Bob also covers the soloists who became great bandleaders, such as Lionel Hampton, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie, and the more contemporary big bands, such as the Resonance Big Band, Mike Barone's Big Band, and the MHCC Jazz Band.
January 24: Big Bands in the 1970s
January 31: A Stan Getz Birthday Celebration
February 7: A New York State of Mind
February 14: Love Songs on Valentine's Day