A History of Jazz
Exploring jazz history, one record at a time.

Hiatus

An update on the status of the show. Short version: we're on a break.

Show Notes

You can listen to songs from every episode on Spotify. You can follow along with the show on Twitter @jazzhistorypod.

My name is Arik Devens, and you can follow me on Twitter @danieltiger, or listen to my general interest podcast, Fun Fact.

1919: Will Marion Cook and Everybody Else

A look at some of the other jazz music recorded in 1919.

1919: Original Dixieland Jazz Band

The beginning of the spread of jazz worldwide, and what that has to do with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.

1919: Ford Dabney

The story of Ford Dabney, immensely famous early jazz contributor, who is almost totally forgotten today.

1919: James Reese Europe

The life and times of James Reese Europe, and his contributions to ragtime and early jazz history.

1918: Everybody Else

A look at some of the other jazz music recorded in 1918.

1918: Original Dixieland Jazz Band

What the Original Dixieland Jazz Band was up to, in 1918.

1918: Wilbur Sweatman

Who Wilbur Sweatman was, why he matters, and some of the music he made in 1918.

1917: Everybody Else

A look at some of the other jazz music recorded in 1917.