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Jeff Parker
Jeff Parker
Jazz radio host, author, historian, music collector, audiophile and fan
Special areas of interest include the Swing Era, The Beat Generation, Mainstream Jazz, Blues, Early R&B.
Jeff Parker
Jazz radio show host, author, historian
Born; Dover, Ohio, 7-28-1958
Died; Still swingin'!

Jeff Parker has been an avid fan of Jazz and Blues music since the early 1960s.

Since 1985 Parker has hosted a number of Jazz radio programs in Central California on six different radio stations.

Jeff Parker's personal collection of music in a variety of formats including LPs, CDs, 78s and 45s number in the thousands.

His collection of books and reference guides, discographies, and liner notes likewise numbers in the thousands.

In 1998 Jeff Parker registered domains under the swingmusic.net, swingmusic.com, swingmusic.org banners. He has written articles and provided web content from his private collection for swingmusic.net exclusively since 1999.

Jeff Parker currently hosts a two-hour jazz radio program on 90.7 KFSR which emanates from the campus of California State University Fresno. The current program called Jazz Joint Jump is heard Tuesdays from 4-6 PM Pacific Time.


Additional jazz biographies and photos are coming soon. Catch our live jazz radio show every Tuesday from 4-6PM Pacific on the jazz radio page where jazz that swings is still king.


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Billy May Biography
The trumpeter, bandleader, composer and arranger died Jan. 22, 2004. May wrote many Swing era classics for Glenn Miller and Charlie Barnet and later for Sinatra and Nat Cole.

Count Basie Biography
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