“Our musical bag is nostalgia” says Tom Parker in his trip down memory lane, showcasing the very best in jazz from New York and cities across the USA. All the great names are there, from the 40s through to the current era, remembered with stories and anecdotes contributed by Tom and his listeners. Cast yourself into a world of ‘late night’ American jazz clubs and be charmed for two hours by a man of style and eloquence who lives in New York but still calls Australia home.
IN THE FOYER – 3.30pm Mondays .. repeated 3.30pm Wednesday.
30 minutes of interviews, reviews and music focusing on shows being presented in the Canberra region and beyond, and the artists who create and perform in them.
In the Foyer is produced and presented by Bill Stephens OAM, a familiar voice to Artsound listeners through his programs Red Velvet and Wild Boronia (6.00 pm Sundays and 3.30 pm Tuesdays) and Dress Circle. Bill narrated The Gershwin Project and contributed weekly interviews to On Stage, both produced by Len Power.
In addition to his work with ArtSound FM, Bill is a member of the Canberra Critics Circle, reviewing dance, musical theatre and cabaret for City News, Australian Arts Review and the Canberra Critics Circle. He writes feature articles for Stage Whispers, is a member of the Helpmann Awards Cabaret Voting panel, and a longtime interviewer for the National Library of Australia’s Oral History program, specialising in the performing arts.
The very best of big band swing music ever – includes special features on swing groups and artists.
This week on Swingtime John Henderson will take us back to one of the legendary concerts organised by John Hammond at Carnegie Hall in 1938 – “From Spirituals to Swing”. John will feature live recordings from the concert by Count Basie and his Orchestra, the Benny Goodman Sextet, the Kansas City Six, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and other artists – there will be introductions by John Hammond himself.
John will also celebrate Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s birthday, 20th of March 1915.
One hour of the best Swing and Big Band Music, here on ArtSound.