Mar 1, 2022
2-5m-1-S1E28-Stars of Jazz
In this Episode Nick and Simon discuss *Stars of Jazz* which was an American television program that ran between 1956 and 1958 and featured performances and interviews with many leading jazz performers of the time. The innovative program started on KABC-TV in Los Angeles in June 1956. It was produced by Jimmie Baker, and presented by pianist and songwriter Bobby Troup. Musicians who appeared on the show included Oscar Peterson, Billie Holiday, Art Blakey, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Kid Ory, Chet Baker, and Troup's wife Julie London. All 130 shows were filmed as kinescopes, but all but 45 were later lost. The remaining films were donated to the UCLA Film and Television Archive, where they are gradually being restored.