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.

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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A passion for jazz: Loren Schoenberg.

Loren Schoenberg fell in love with jazz as a teenager in the 1970s and went on to become Benny Goodman’s assistant, a bandleader in his own right, the author of numerous liner notes, and a jazz educator and historian of international renown. He also recently brought to light the so-called Savory collection, an archive of professionally-recorded broadcasts from the swing era. He is currently the artistic director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

On this edition of Just You and Me he discussed the roots of his love for jazz, what you’ll experience at the National Jazz Museum as a visitor, and the importance of jazz as an enduring artform.

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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