AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
Pittsburgh Jazz royalty, Roy Eldridge, would turn 106, Monday (1/30). His contribution to Jazz is paramount. Whether swinging as a twenty-one year old in the Vitaphone short, "Smash Your Baggage", or singing a songbook standard, Roy Eldridge delivers! Always an innovator, his legacy remains, not as a bridge between the genius of Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie, but as a trailblazer, defined by a captivating take-no-prisoner bravado and an elastic, relaxed swing.
Join WKCR.org on Monday, January 30th, in a 24 hour celebration of Roy and his music. Many lengthy sessions are broadcast by Columbia University interns, who are learning the story of Jazz. Be patient, for they are the future. Jazz historian, Phil Schaap, will broadcast a theme oriented program on Roy, from 12:00 noon, until 5:00 PM (Monday 1/30, EST). It's important we keep the Jazz legacy alive by honoring those who defined the music. LITTLE JAZZ LIVES!
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