Riverwalk Jazz

Sunday, 6 to 7 pm
  • Hosted by Jim Cullum

Recorded live at the Land Jazz Club in San Antonio, Texas, Riverwalk celebrates the lives and music of America's top jazz musicians, past and present. Each week, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band salutes these jazz pioneers in live performances and fascinating stories that celebrate historical moments in the history of jazz.

Listen to two recent Riverwalk Jazz shows here.

**Scheduling Note:

Riverwalk Jazz will be preempted on the following dates by jazz episodes of WRTI's Philadelphia Music Makers series:

2014 - October 12, November 2, December 7, December 21
2015 - January 4, February 1, February 15, March 1, March 15, April 5

Spend this Sunday afternoon with a sleigh full of holiday favorites by some of the great voices in jazz. You'll hear Ella and Louis, Diana Krall, and new releases from The New York Voices and Karrin Allyson. From Santa and snow to mistletoe - come and enjoy the show. Voices in Jazz, Sunday, December 22, 3 to 6 pm on WRTI HD-2 and the all-jazz web stream at wrti.org.

In the 1920s, America was humming to the tunes of George Gershwin. In this Riverwalk Jazz holiday cabaret, piano man Dick Hyman shares his love of all things Gershwin in music and conversation. Sunday, December 2, 6 to 7 pm.

Listen On Demand Here and read all about the music.

Riverwalk Jazz: One-Hit Wonders of the Golden Era

Sep 14, 2012
Image from Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University.

It’s hard to catch ‘lightning in a bottle’—but sometimes it happens. You write a song, a well-crafted composition that captures the public’s imagination, and it becomes one of the best-loved tunes in American music. And then, lightning doesn’t strike twice.

These ‘One Hit Wonders’ of songwriting were bandleaders, or horn players, or even the occasional ‘nobody from nowhere.’ Regardless of who they were, they captured the spirit and soul of America in one big hit song, and were never heard from again.

"Uncle" Lionel Batiste, the bass drummer, singer and public face of the Treme Brass Band, died Sunday morning. NOLA.com reported that the cause was cancer, and that he was 80.