Broadway lectures Tucson AZ

Richard T Hanson

THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN’ Swingin’ With The Big Bands


     Swingin’ With The Big Bands



Hey all you hep-cats and rug cutters! This Joint is Jumpin’  is a sentimental journey down musical memory lane where Americans hit the dance floor and jitterbugged to the Big Band sounds of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Chick Webb, Xavier Cugat, and Cab Calloway.


Tracing the musical evolution of Ragtime to Jazz to Boogie Woogie to Swing, This Joint Is Jumpin’ will be a Juke-Jam-Jive where we’ll be singin’ and swingin’ to the solid stomp of the Great American Song Book of the 1930s and ’40s.



In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, I’ll Never Smile Again, The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, these are just a few of the songs that took America thru the Great Depression and World War II.




So put on your dancin’ shoes and truck on over to The Learning Curve for This Joint is Jumpin’ where we’re gonna Shim-Sham Shimmy, Suzie Q, and Shorty George thru the Hubba-Hubba heyday of the Big Band Era.


This joint is jumpin’,  it’s really jumpin’… I mean this joint is jumpin’!

Richard’s knowledge is unmatched.  His enthusiasm is unmatched.  His delivery is unmatched.  And he is a genuinely kind human being.