During the World War I, American jazz bands played at hospitals, rest camps and other venues, delighting doughboys and Europeans alike.
Geoffrey C. Ward, writer of a major new book and 19-hour
documentary (directed by Ken Burns) on the subject, discusses the joys and wonders of our native art form
American jazz musicians once enjoyed a freedom and respect in France’s capital that they could never win at home. Landmarks of that era still abound.
Seventy-five years ago this month, a not especially good band cut a record that transformed our culture
An Inquiry Into the Origins of Jazz
An Interview With the King of Swing