Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month


Jokes and poetry aside, April also gives us Jazz Appreciation Month. Join us as we take a look at Jazz through the eyes of Indiana Jones in The Mystery of the Blues. In this episode, Indy gets caught up in Chicago's underworld, but also finds himself discovering a passion for the latest music craze, Jazz. With the help of Jazz legend, Sidney Bechet, Indy learns how rhythm and improvisation are at the heart of what forms this new style of music.

Names like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie are synonymous with brining Jazz to the mainstream and paving the way for later musical styles. Jazz remains popular today, but it is forever linked to the feel good days of the "Roaring Twenties."

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