Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fostering Count Basie

The world of big band jazz lost a major voice with the passing of tenor saxophonist/composer/arranger Frank Foster this past July at the age of 82. Although he had a long, varied career with his Loud Minority big band and … Continue reading

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Bloggin’ ‘Bout Big Bands

I’ve been meaning to start a blog as a supplement to South Dakota Public Radio’s Big Band Spotlight for some time now. My goal is to post pictures, videos and commentary pertaining to each week’s program. I also plan to … Continue reading

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