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Jazz in the City, Hot Air at 65

Hot Air, BC's jazz show, first went on the air in 1947. We celebrated with a special Vancouver International Jazz Festival concert here at CBC Vancouver on June 22 at 5:30. Ross Taggart leads an allstar band which will explore great jazz from BC and beyond over the last 7 decades.

The Early Edition is getting into the swing of things with a special series about the history of jazz in Vancouver.

Archival Tape

Lena Horne with Bob Smith in 1950
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Herbie Hancock with Bob Smith in 1968
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Ella Fitzgerald with Bob Smith in 1966
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Features
A brief history of Hot Air
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Below is a picture of Hot Air's founding host Bob Smith with songstress Lena Horne, taken from a 1948 CBC program guide.

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