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A Night at the Cotton Club: Music of Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen & Cab Calloway

The ‘Sleepy Time Down South’ plantation theme of The Cotton Club's decor played out for real in the club's strict segregation policy. Clientele and management were white, the entertainers and workers were African-American. Chorus girls had to be light complexioned, as the advertising promised —"Tall, Tan and Terrific"!

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Playing with Fire: The Jim Cullum Jazz Band in Concert with the San Jose Symphony

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band teams up with the San Jose Symphony Orchestra for the national radio premiere of Playing With Fire, an original work composed for traditional jazz band and symphony by bandleader Jim Cullum and noted composer Frank Ticheli.

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