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A Night at Bricktop’s: Jazz in 1930s' Montmartre

Ada 'Bricktop' Smith played barkeep to the 'Lost Generation of international expats living in Paris in the 1930s. The red-haired, cigar-smoking American singer made the jump from Harlem to Montmartre—and her nightclubs became all the rage.

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The Jim Cullum Jazz Band: Jamming the Night Away

Tonight Bob Barnard and guest pianist John Sheridan join Jim and the Band for an impromptu jam session with music by Hoagy Carmichael—“One Morning in May,” “New Orleans” and “Star Dust.” And they play well-worn jam session tunes like “Ja-Da” and “Basin Street Blues.”

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