Recorded in 1920 and released by Okeh Records, “Crazy Blues” stands out as possibly the very first vocal blues record made by an African American woman.
Nova Scotia jazz musician, musical director and teacher Skip Beckwith has passed away at the age of 79.
During his lost 1959 visit to St. John’s, Louis Armstrong performed two shows at the Memorial Stadium, enjoyed a feed of fresh salmon, bought a stack of traditional Newfoundland records, and chatted with young journalists outside of his room at the Kenmount Motel.
Want me to tell you something better than good? The Queen of Funk has been added to the 2018 Halifax Jazz Festival lineup.