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Riverwalk Jazz Collection

From 1989 to 2012, Riverwalk Jazz: Live At The Landing educated and entertained public radio listeners with a program devoted to celebrating traditional jazz and popular music of the pre-war era, featuring performances from the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and guests. This collection contains copies of all the finished programs, as well as elements, other source material, and files documenting every aspect of the show's production.

Riverwalk Jazz tells the story of early jazz and blues as it evolved in the first half of the 20th century. Using rich narrative, oral histories and interviews, clips of historic musical recordings, and live musical performances by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, each radio show entertains and educates its listeners, promoting classic jazz music and an appreciation for its place in history.

The Riverwalk Jazz audio programs are supplemented on the web site with illustrated program notes, photo galleries, additional audio content, and detailed information about the Jim Cullum Jazz Band players, their show guests, and the nearly 1300 songs they perform together.

The finding aid describes the large archive of tape recordings, scripts and production files, business records, and other documents preserved at the Archive of Recorded Sound.

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l to r: Jim Cullum Sr., Willson Davis, Louis Armstrong, Harvey Kindervater, and Jim Cullum Jr., 1965.

Jim Cullum Collection

The Happy Jazz Band was formed in 1962 by Jim Cullum with his son, Jim Cullum, Jr. in San Antonio, Texas.

Curator

Jonathan Manton
Sound Archives Librarian
(650) 725-8862
Jerry McBride
Head Librarian, Music Library
Head Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound
(650) 725-1146 (650) 384-9817