Category Archives: jazz

Interview: Meet John Douglas Thompson, star of Satchmo at the Waldorf

Just a couple of months ago, actor John Douglas Thompson didn’t know any more about Louis Armstrong than anyone else. “I knew what most people know. ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and ‘What a Wonderful World.’ That’s about it,” Thompson said. So when Thompson, 49, lauded by The New York Times as one of the nation’s greatest classical… Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre to host jazz documentary screening

New Haven once had a great local jazz scene, one featuring iconic performers sharing their unique musical talents. Time, changing tastes, urban renewal and other things has since made that scene a fond, distant memory. Those memories are preserved in the documentary Unsung Heroes, which will be screened at Long Wharf Theatre Monday, Sept. 27… Continue reading →

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