Echoes of Jazz

Thursdays @ 10pm
“Echoes of Jazz” covers a chronological history of recorded jazz focusing on the major styles, eras, creators, and prime exponents of this unique American art form. It can be described as a more focused Allmusic-type guide that might appeal to jazz musicians, jazz lovers, and the jazz curious. Shows will explore and compare the giants of the music, while also covering lesser known artists and albums that should be part of any serious collection as well as themed shows that show jazz as a music that both influences and is influenced by the culture and trends of the day, all with an ear towards helping the listener expand their playlists and understanding of Modern American Instrumental Music.

Meet The Host

Host Name: Rusty Barker
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Host Info: Rusty is a retired professional musician who played lead trumpet with the Ice Follies & Holiday on Ice shows, as well as the Ringling Brothers Circus, the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, and the Ray Anthony and Larry Elgart Orchestras. He played in the Casino showrooms of Atlantic City and on Broadway in the pit orchestras for “The Tap Dance Kid” and “Dreamgirls”. But his career highlight might be smoking weed with Dizzy Gillespie at baggage claim in the Amsterdam airport. He is currently enjoying life in the mountain resort of Big Bear Lake, CA with the love of his life while compiling and listening to the best music ever produced!