KLOI- Gary Alexander - Classic Jazz
Aug 19, 2022
3:00 - 6:00pm
KLOI LP - 102.9
For birthdays, we honor Spokane-born pianist Jimmy Rowles, then a lyricist who graduated from Whitman College in our state, Otto Harbach (born August 18, 1873). We follow that with a quintet of trombonists born August 20, led by the greatest, Jack Teagarden. The second hour profiles Count Basie (born August 21, 1904) and a bunch of his key supporting staff born the same week - singer Jimmy Rushing, tenor sax soloist Lester Young and arranger Eddie Durham. The final hour catches up with a couple of Seattle World’s Fair concerts held 60 years ago, Errol Garner at the main arena (August 22, 1962) and Louis Armstrong at the Orpheum Theater.