Adventures in Jazz
|Adventures in Jazz|
|Directed by||Levy, Ralph|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||23|
|Running time||30 Minutes|
|Distributor||Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)|
|Picture format||Black and White 1.33 : 1|
|Original release||January 22 – June 24, 1949|
Adventures in Jazz is a 1949 CBS television show. The program was broadcast live, showcasing jazz musicians and singers. Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Count Basie and June Christy made appearances on the short-lived series, with a total of 23 episodes.
Radio personality Fred Robbins hosted the series premiere on Saturday January 22, 1949 (the show moved to its regular time-slot on the following Friday) but left due to other commitments. He was replaced by DJ Bill Williams, and later bandleader Bobby Sherwood, until his return on the April 29th episode. Original host Fred Robbins explained some of the vernacular of the genre to the viewing public.
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