Originally from the Chicago area, Doug discovered jazz as a high school band student, being attracted to the styles of trombonists Tommy Dorsey and Jack Teagarden. By the early 1960’s he was touring with the Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band, the Smokey Stover Firehouse Band, Bob Scobey’s Frisco Jazz Band, Art Hodes, and Wild Bill Davison.
In 1996, after thirty years away from music to pursue a business career, he picked up the horn again and a while later established the Independence Hall Jazz Band, a group still active on the traditional jazz festival circuit. In 2003, Doug put together a group of local professionals to play a regular engagement at The Jazz Factory. Three years later they are still going strong. The West Market Street Stompers are popular not only in Louisville, but in locales around the Midwest.
Doug also plays with the Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band and others including Warren Vache, Jim Cullum, Dan Barrett, Bob Barnard, Butch Thompson, Evan Christopher and John Bunch. He can be seen across the country at jazz festivals, parties, cruises, clubs and jazz societies.
Picture a New York Supper Club circa 1950 - 1960. You’re listening to the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington along with the sensuous sounds of the Bossa Nova. Cool and sweet or hot and spicy, Walker & Kays have the sounds you love. The American Song Book - North and South are delivered in their own unique style.
Greg Walker is Louisville’s premier guitarist and the group’s arranger. Jeanette Kays wraps her considerable vocal talents around lyrics and notes guaranteed to touch your heart and soul. Oft times Sonny Stephens adds upright bass and a third voice on those amazing harmonies and Bruce Morrow keeps it all together with the tastiest drums you’ve ever heard.
Chuck Marohnics career spans more than four decades as a respected pianist, educator, author, director, composer and arranger. His numerous recordings, instructional books and collections of arrangements have taken him from the classroom as Emeritus Director of Jazz Studies at Arizona State University to Music Serving the Word Ministries, where Chuck serves as Director of Workshops and Education.
Chuck is instrumental in the development of ear-opening new workshops for church musicians. A widely published author, his latest book/CD is Jazz in the Sanctuary: Sing/Play Along. Chuck is currently composing original music for the Book of Psalms called The Jazz Psalms Project.
You can e-mail Chuck at email@example.com
Tune in each Sunday at 6:00 pm as Louisville Jazz Societys Diego Palma brings the best in recorded, local jazz to the airwaves and internet streaming!
The Sunday Sessions features music from - and interviews with - the people who make this art form happen in our community on this weekly one hour program broadcast on local station WCHR.
The best way to listen is via internet streaming. Simply go to Cresent Hill Radio and click on Listen Now! There is also a link to the previous Sundays show via their archive page on Soundcloud, so you can listen at your convenience.
Host Diego Palma has spent many years in front of the microphone as an entertainer, guitarist and deejay and he brings his love of jazz and respect for the incredible wealth of talent in our area to The Sunday Sessions. Where else are you going to hear the finest recorded jazz our local artists have to offer?
Saxophonist Mike Tracy, a native Louisvillian, has performed throughout the United States and worldwide, in more than thirty-five countries. The Jazz Ensemble, featuring the finest local and international talent (depending on availability) performs mainstream jazz, standards and Brazilian — Miles to Gershwin to Jobim, originals and more.
Mike is Professor of Music at the University of Louisville and Director of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program. In addition, Mike is a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
For booking information, song lists, and sound samples, please visit: www.michaeltracy.com
You can contact Mike at (502) 458-1718 or firstname.lastname@example.org