Jim Cullum Jr

Jim Cullum Jr., September 20, 1941 – August 11 2019, was an American jazz musician and cornetist best known for his contributions in Dixieland Jazz. Jim Cullum Sr. was his father, a clarinetist and leader of the Happy Jazz Band from 1973 to 1973. Jim Cullum Jr. was the successor to the Jim Cullum Jazz Band. He was accompanied by Evan Christopher, Allan Vache and John Sheridan. On August 11, 2019, he died. Cullum, along with his father, founded the San Antonio jazz club The Landing on August 11, 1963. Since 1989, he had broadcast performances from The Landing on the Public Radio International series Riverwalk Jazz. Cullum has performed at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center as well as Austin City Limits. Cullum recorded for Jazzology and Columbia, Audiophile and Stomp Off as well as his own label Riverwalk. Cullum and his group were part of the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford University in California from 1993 to 2005. Cullum’s archive of “Riverwalk Jazz”, which includes over 400 radio programs, was acquired by Stanford University Libraries in 2011. The recordings were made available on Stanford’s Archive of Recorded Sound’s web site in January 2013. The Jim Cullum jazz band is a seven-piece acoustic traditional jazz group. The band has been featured on Riverwalk Jazz’s weekly public radio program, Riverwalk Jazz, since 1989. From 1981 to 2011, the band performed live at Landing Jazz Club, San Antonio River Walk. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band succeeds the Happy Jazz Band which was founded in 1962 by Cullum with his father, Jim. A group of investors from San Antonio founded the Landing Jazz Club, located in the basement at the Nix Hospital on the San Antonio River Walk. After the Casa Rio Mexican restaurant, the Landing was the second business to be established on Riverwalk. After his father’s death in 1973, Cullum assumed leadership of the band and changed its name to the Jim Cullum jazz band. A group of former Jim Cullum Jazz Band members formed the Mission City Hot Rhythm Cats, a traditional jazz band of six musicians. From Wikipedia

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