By Culturekiosque Staff
SAN FRANCISCO, 22 JANUARY 2013 In an effort to broaden public
access to its jazz holdings, Stanford's Archive of Recorded
Sound recently began continuous web streaming of more than 400 hours of historic radio
Jazz critic and music historian Ted Gioia writes in an article in Stanford
magazine that the project is a partnership with jazz veteran Jim
Cullum, the originator and co-host of Riverwalk Jazz, a popular weekly
feature on Public Radio International.
"Cullum has donated the program recordings to Stanford, already a
growing powerhouse of jazz archives. He and his band, who anchor the
broadcasts, have a history on campus: From 1994 to 2004, they were in
residence every summer at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and made recordings
at Dinkelspiel Auditorium for the radio show."
"These are living performances of a whole genre of American music,"
University Librarian Michael Keller says in the article. "Jim's work is an
amazing cultural accomplishment that needs to be preserved and shared with
the next generation."
The archive will stream the 420 shows from the collection
over two Internet-based radio channels, which are accessible on Stanford's
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