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Josephine Baker: Siren of the Resistance

Iconic entertainer of the Jazz Age, famous for her risqué performances, Josephine Baker responded to the start of World War II by becoming a spy for the French Resistance. Known as the “Creole Goddess” of France, Baker used her celebrity to gain access to high-ranking Axis officials.

June 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cornelius Eady: Nina’s Blues

We drum rest
We drum thank you
We drum stay.

May 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Gerald Fleming: Goodnight, Monsieur Yves Faucher, Wherever You Are

On Jazz in Paris  My jazzy heart is broken. After many months away, we’ve returned to find the jazz club we’ve loved for fourteen years on rue Lepic gone. Autour … Continue reading

February 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

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