jazz http://iowapublicradio.org en Hot, Swinging, Big Band Jazz http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hot-swinging-big-band-jazz <p>When you think of jazz you might think of New Orleans or New York City. &nbsp;But in the 20s, 30s, and 40s musicians in Iowa and the surrounding states kept Iowans dancing in ballrooms, hotel dining rooms, high school gymnasiums, and by playing on local radio. Join host Charity Nebbe&nbsp;for this hour of jazz in Iowa from the hot jazz of the 20s to the big band sound of the 30s and 40s. Hear from Jim Oatts, leader of the Des Moines Big Band, Josh Duffee, music director of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival in Davenport, and John Benoit professor of music at Simpson College.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:27:44 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 35788 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hot, Swinging, Big Band Jazz Nontraditional Collection of Traditional Music http://iowapublicradio.org/post/nontraditional-collection-traditional-music <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most albums are a group of songs acquired as a single body of music on a vinyl record, CD, or download, but musicians like Max Wellman from Des Moines are challenging this decades old system. &nbsp;Wellman is a 22-year old jazz singer who has been working full time in the business for three years after dropping out of Butler University in 2011. &nbsp;Last November he released the CD “You Must Believe in Spring”, a collection of songs by artists like Cole Porter, George </span>Gershwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Frank Sinatra. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Pemble 35541 at http://iowapublicradio.org Nontraditional Collection of Traditional Music Iowa Musicians http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-musicians <p>Meredith Willson left his home state of Iowa behind when he was 18 years old, but later as his career soared, he brought Iowa to Broadway and Hollywood with “The Music Man.”&nbsp; Join host Charity Nebbe&nbsp;as Iowa Week continues to hear the stories of some of Iowa’s most famous musicians. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:27:19 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 29630 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Musicians The Legacy of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald http://iowapublicradio.org/post/legacy-f-scott-and-zelda-fitzgerald <p>Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald lived hard and died young. But while their wild lifestyle did not endure, the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald continue to captivate modern readers.&nbsp; Today on "Talk of Iowa" we'll talk with <a href="http://www.rcliftonspargo.com/">R. Clifton Spargo</a>, author of <a href="http://beautifulfoolsthenovel.com/">"Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald."</a></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:39:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe 19583 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Legacy of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Heartwarming Stories of Life-changing Relationships http://iowapublicradio.org/post/heartwarming-stories-life-changing-relationships <p>Sometimes an action by one person can have a profound and wonderful effect on the life of another. Charity Nebbe talks with four people who share their stories of how someone else changed their life. They share stories of supportive and inventive mother, an inspiring artist, an organ donor and a loving husband.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:10:30 +0000 Charity Nebbe 12363 at http://iowapublicradio.org Heartwarming Stories of Life-changing Relationships