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Jazzonia: Jazz and the Poetry of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes is widely known as the 'Poet Laureate of Black America,’ but his work reaches beyond the boundaries of race. Inspired by the rhythm and romance of jazz in 1920s' New York, Hughes introduced the language of jazz into his poems and changed the sound of modern poetry.

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Red Peppers & Hot Wax: The Evolution of Studio Bands

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performs music of the hot bands that first stepped up to the studio microphones and recorded in the 1920s—Jelly Roll Morton's Hot Peppers, Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Bix & His Gang.

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