ELENA KATS-CHERNIN talks to David Reffkin about composing ragtime in an entertaining "Ragtime Machine" interview. (Photo: Koruna Schmidt-Mumm)

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May Highlights

Jazz in the Sun

Colorful, excellent coverage of the very active Florida jazz scene. (Pictured at right: World-class singer Marlene VerPlanck)

by Bob Byler

North Carolina Jazz Fest

Fabulous photos of a sterling lineup of talent. (Pictured at right: Bassist Herman Burney)

Photos by Charley Farley

East Coast Jazz Warrior

A salute to "Pete" Peterson of the Tri-State Jazz Society.


Jack Brass Band

Young band keeps the New Orleans traditional sound alive in the Midwest

by Will Shapira

Humphrey Lyttelton

The life of Humphrey Lyttelton, "Britain's Voice of Jazz," has ended

by Clarrie Henley
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May 2008 issue | © 2008 The Mississippi Rag

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