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Uniform title:
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)  Search this
Horne, Lena  Search this
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra  Search this
Public Radio International  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Item List in accession file.
Electronic List in accession file.
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
By production
This accession consists of audiotapes and compact discs created during the production of the radio series "Jazz Smithsonian." Hosted by Lena Horne, the series features the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in concert, performing classic American jazz of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, as well as oral histories of American jazz legends. Each show is one hour in length. The series premiered in January 1994 on 170 radio stations in the United States and on national networks in Australia and New Zealand. In 1995, it was the most successful jazz series ever distributed by Public Radio International. The series ran through 2001 with up to 13 shows per season. A CD featuring the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, using many of the same recordings as the series, was released in 1996 for the retail market. Materials include original recordings and completed shows. A few track and program sheets can be found in Box 3.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-181
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details
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Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives