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David Brent Johnson

Recent Posts by David Brent Johnson

April 9, 2014

 

The cover for Ross Lockridge Jr.'s Raintree County

The World Of A Novel: Ross Lockridge Jr.’s Raintree County

An exhibition at the IU Lilly Library celebrates the centennial of a Bloomingtonian whose novel became a best seller the same year he took his own life.

January 24, 2014

 

The cover for Wayne Wallace's Latin Jazz Jazz Latin CD

Double Vision: Wayne Wallace’s Latin Jazz Quintet

One of two IU faculty members to be nominated for a Grammy this year, Wallace is a committed educator and a proponent of the continued relevance of Latin jazz.

April 30, 2013

 

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

An Interview With Jazz Artist And Historian Loren Schoenberg

The artistic director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and author of THE NPR CURIOUS LISTENER'S GUIDE TO JAZZ helps us celebrate International Jazz Day.

December 6, 2011

 

Thad Jones and Mel Lewis

That ’70s Swing: Big Bands And Bell Bottoms

In NPR's A Blog Supreme, WFIU's David Brent Johnson revisits five musical testaments to the not-dead-yet world of 1970s big-band music.

October 27, 2011

 

Skeleton band in San Francisco

Five Hauntingly Hip Sides For Your Jazz Halloween

WFIU's David Brent Johnson offers some wickedly good jazz suggestions for the season, in his latest contribution to NPR's A Blog Supreme.

June 7, 2011

 

bean blossom

How Bean Blossom Bloomed: A History Of The Festival

The tale of the world's longest-running bluegrass music festival.

May 11, 2011

 

Night of the Cookers

Live From Indiana Avenue, 1957: A Young Jazz Super Group

A tape of a group featuring the young Freddie Hubbard offers a rare chance to hear the world of live jazz in mid-20th century Indianapolis.

March 29, 2011

 

Butlers Big Dance

Butler Basketball And The Big Dance Of Life

As the Butler men's basketball team makes a return trip to the NCAA Final Four this weekend, a new book takes a look back at last year's remarkable run.

March 11, 2011

 

Sara Caswell

Sara Caswell: No Bieber Blues On Esperanza Spalding Tour

IU graduate and former Bloomington resident Sara Caswell on road life with a surprise Grammy winner.

February 21, 2011

 

Jazz Legacy auditorium

Monika Herzig’s Indiana Jazz For Kids

Jazz educator Monika Herzig and other musicians and educators are bringing Indiana's heritage jazz to life for area school children.

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