John Thompson / Presenter of Just Jazz
John Thompson shows
Earliest jazz memories:
Hearing Hoagy Carmichael records on the radio when I was 5. Seeing Papa Celestin’s band in the film Cinerama Holiday and hearing Chris. Barber’s ‘Whistling Rufus’ on the B.B.C. that same year, 1955.
Favourite jazz performers:Trombonist and singer Jack Teagarden and Furry Lewis the country bluesman.