Lighthouse All-Stars http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The Music Of Shorty Rogers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/music-shorty-rogers <p>Jazz Unlimited for June 8 will feature “The Music of Shorty Rogers.”&nbsp; &nbsp;Trumpeter, composer arranger Shorty Rogers was born Milton Rajonsky in 1924 I Great Barrington, Massachusetts.&nbsp; He was involved in drum and bugle corps at an early age.&nbsp; Following graduation from high school, he became a professional musician, working with Will Bradley, Red Norvo and Woody Herman.&nbsp; Moving to Los Angeles, he worked with Stan Kenton and joined the Lighthouse All-Stars.&nbsp; Rogers was one of the architects of the “West Coast Jazz” style and for the 1950’s was known as an avant-gar Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:25:25 +0000 Dennis Owsley 36814 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Music Of Shorty Rogers Jazz From Clubs on the Left Coast-Part 3 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-clubs-left-coast-part-3 <p>On Sunday, November 18, Jazz Unlimited presents "Jazz from Clubs on the Left Coast-Part 3" with music mainly from the Los Angeles area.&nbsp; Much of the music was recorded at The Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach.&nbsp; Such Artists as the Lighthouse All-Stars, Cannonball Adderley, Curtis Amy, the Jazz Crusaders, the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey with Keith Jarrett, Gene Harris and the Three Sounds, Joe Henderson and Elvin Jones.&nbsp; The Renaissance Coffee House in Hollywood will have music by the Red Mitchell Cello Quintet with Jim Hall, Ben Webster, Mon, 12 Nov 2012 06:15:00 +0000 Dennis Owsley 6307 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jazz From Clubs on the Left Coast-Part 3 Jazz Artists Of History With Major Birthdays http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-artists-history-major-birthdays <p>The Sunday November 11 Jazz Unlimited show features the following jazz artists who have major birthdays in July,&nbsp; They are: bassist Howard Rumsey (95),&nbsp; pianists Joe Turner (105), Ralph Sutton (90), Teddy Wilson (100), Willie "The Lion" Smith (115), Dick Wellstood (85) and Paul Bley (80), vocalist-pianist Mose Allison (85), vocalist Chris Connor (85) trombonist Jimmy Knepper (85),&nbsp; saxophonist Gigi Gryce (85), drummer George Wettling (105) and guitarist Ed Bickert (80).&nbsp; Musical highlights range from a 17 minute "Jam Session at Commodore" recorded in 1940, Howard Rumsey' Tue, 06 Nov 2012 13:42:15 +0000 Dennis Owsley 6006 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jazz Artists Of History With Major Birthdays