Put a big red X — or seven — on your calendars for the week of April 21, 2011.
During that week, you’ll be able to hear a RIVERWALK JAZZ radio program where the Jim Cullum Jazz Band honors Eddie Condon — with anecdotes and memories from Maggie Condon (Eddie’s surviving daughter and a vibrant personality herself).
And we’ll hear from the esteemed Hank O’Neal, who worked with Eddie on EDDIE CONDON’S SCRAPBOOK OF JAZZ and was the guiding light for Chiaroscuro Records — as well as getting some little-known players (Eddie, Wild Bill Davison, Kenny Davern, Dick Wellstood, and Gene Krupa) together for a 1972 concert at The New School. I was there in the first row and those fellows created architectural havoc that can be seen to this day.
Don’t miss this tribute to Eddie — who brought us all such joy (and continues to do so)!
Here’s the link: