Class reviews and info are still to come this week, writing deadlines have unfortunately kept me from the site. However I wanted to make a special effort before leaving for the Mustang to let everyone know of the very sad news; Jay McShann, the last of the original Big Band Swing leaders, has passed away.
Over the years McShann’s band starred such greats as Ben Webster, Charlie Parker, Jimmy Witherspoon (Jay started off his career) and Claude Williams. It truly is a sad day for Swing fans everywhere.
More info HERE.
I’ll be playing us much McShann as possible tonight at the Mustang. See you there!