Jazz at 100
KPBX: Tuesday 10pm - 11pm
In early 1917, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band made the first jazz recording. Over the next 100 years we've heard transcendent leaps of creativity and staggering virtuosity; we've experienced the music of crushing pain, breathless romance, anger, exhilaration, and humor.
Jazz at 100 is that story—one hundred years of jazz recordings—in one hundred one-hour programs that will present representative music from a century of recorded jazz history. The series will explore the broad sweep of that narrative; its representative and its idiosyncratic players; its durable movements and dead ends; its popular recordings and rarities.