My grandfather was one of the biggest influences on my life, both in making me the man I am and in pointing me early on to the magic of music, and jazz in particular. To celebrate my 100th episode, I’m taking a break from the show’s normal format to share with you my remembrances of my grandpa and some of the music that he loved.
Here’s a photo of the band my grandfather played in. He’s in the exact center of the top row. This photo was taken in 1930: