Adventures in Jazz

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Adventures in Jazz
Genre Music
Directed by Levy, Ralph
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 23
Running time 30 Minutes
Distributor Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)
Original network CBS
Picture format Black and White 1.33 : 1
Audio format Mono
Original release January 22 – June 24, 1949

Adventures in Jazz is a 1949 CBS television show. The program was broadcast live, showcasing jazz musicians and singers. Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Count Basie and June Christy made appearances on the short-lived series, with a total of 23 episodes.[1]

Radio personality Fred Robbins hosted the series premiere on Saturday January 22, 1949 (the show moved to its regular time-slot on the following Friday) but left due to other commitments. He was replaced by DJ Bill Williams, and later bandleader Bobby Sherwood, until his return on the April 29th episode. Original host Fred Robbins explained some of the vernacular of the genre to the viewing public.[2]


  1. ^ "Adventures in Jazz". TVBuzer. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Adventures in Jazz". IMDb. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

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