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Big Band Boulevard

SUNDAYS, 8PM TO 9PM (SECOND SUNDAY EACH MONTH)

Big Band Boulevard invites listeners to stroll down memory lane. Enjoy an hour of the finest swing and big band recordings from the 1920’s through the 1950’s including celebrated artists and bandleaders Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, Glenn Miller, Chick Webb and many more.

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Program #34 (October 10th, 2021 at 8 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with selections from Count Basie, Erskine Hawkins, and a live recording with Glenn Miller and his Orchestra from April 18th, 1939 from the Meadowbrook Ballroom.

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Program #33 (September 12th, 2021 at 8 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with selections from Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, and Jay McShann. Also a live wartime Armed Forces Radio Service program with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra from June 23rd, 1943.

All That Jazz

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Program #32 (August 8th, 2021 at 8 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with selections from Gene Krupa, Fletcher Henderson, and Charlie Barnet. Also a live concert with Lionel Hampton recorded at The Opera RTBF Belgium on February 17th, 1958.

pastdaily.com

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Program #31 (July 11, 2021 at 8 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with selections from Benny Carter, Glenn Miller, and Chick Webb. Also a Concert in Miniature with Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, recorded live at the Municipal Auditorium, Springfield, Massachusetts on April 21, 1953.

swingandbeyond.com

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Program #30 (June 13, 2021 at 8 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with selections from Bobby Sherwood, Jimmie Lunceford, and Harry James. Also a Big Band Remote with Earl Hines and His Orchestra, recorded live at The Grand Terrace, Chicago, IL on August 3, 1938.

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Program #29 (March 1, 2020 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with selections from Count Basie at the Birdland Jazz Club in 1956. Also selections from Claude Thornhill, Chick Webb, and Jimmie Lunceford.

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Program #28 (February 16, 2020 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with selections from Benny Goodman’s Historic 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert. Also a Big Band Remote with Fletcher Henderson from the Casa Manana Ballroom, Culver City, California in 1945.

National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

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Program #27 (February 2, 2020 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes from the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and more.

In the 1940s, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm fought a two-front war: gender on one side, Jim Crow on the other. When they were rediscovered by academics in the '70s and '80s, it was not in music programs but Women's Studies departments, where they were more important as political symbols than working musicians.

IMDb

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Program #26 (January 19, 2020 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured trumpeter and bandleader Bunny Berigan. Also selections from Erskine Hawkins, Benny Goodman, and Jimmie Lunceford.

www.britannica.com

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Program #25 (November 24, 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured drummer and bandleader Gene Krupa. Also selections from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Jimmie Lunceford.

Gene Krupa (born January 15, 1909, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died October 16, 1973, Yonkers, New York), American jazz drummer who was perhaps the most popular percussionist of the swing era.

jitterbugs.org

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Program #24 (October 27, 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured drummer and bandleader Chick Webb. Also selections from Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet, and Randy Brooks.

Chick Webb (born February 10, 1905, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.—died June 16, 1939, Baltimore), American jazz drummer who led one of the dominant big bands of the swing era. Its swing, precision, and popularity made it the standard of excellence to which other big bands aspired.

britannica.com

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Program #23 (October 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured bandleader Glenn Miller. Also selections from Count Basie, Erskine Hawkins, and Chick Webb.

npr.org

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Program #10 (February 17, 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured bandleader Artie Shaw. Also selections from Duke Ellington, Harry James, and Jimmie Lunceford.

Artie Shaw was known for his role as a 1930's and 1940's jazz bandleader and clarinetist, known as the "King of the Clarinet". Shaw was one of the first bandleaders to integrate, hiring Billie Holiday as his vocalist. Although Shaw was notorious for his dislike of his fans, he continued to produce hits rivaling his main competitor, Benny Goodman.

(biography.com)

allmusic.com

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Program #09 (February 3, 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes featuring the Town Hall Concert with Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra. (December 6, 1947) 

biography.com

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Program #08 (January 20, 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. Also selections from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Erskine Hawkins and more.

Jimmie Lunceford

Dec 7, 2018
britannica.com

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Program #05 (December 9, 2018 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured bandleader Jimmie Lunceford. Also selections from Glenn Miller, Harry James, Gene Krupa and more.

Jimmie Lunceford, American big band leader whose rhythmically appealing, well-disciplined orchestra was one of the most influential of the swing era.

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Program #04 (November 25, 2018 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes from the 1950s. Featuring Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Clyde McCoy, Tommy Dorsey and more.

Late 1940s

Nov 12, 2018
Public Domain

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Program #03 (November 11, 2018 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes from the late 1940s. Featuring Erskine Hawkins, Les Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman and more.

Early 1940s

Nov 12, 2018
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Program #02 (October 28, 2018 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes from the early 1940s. Featuring Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Jimmie Lunceford and more.

The 1920s and 1930s

Nov 5, 2018
redhotjazz.com

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Program #01 (October 14, 2018 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes from the 1920s and 1930s. Featuring Chick Webb, Glenn Miler, Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman and more.

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Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) has announced the addition of two new, locally-produced music programs.

Big Band Boulevard and Live From The Jazz Lounge will be heard on a rotating schedule Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. and repeating Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. In addition, Jazz Happening Now will move to Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m.