“Keeping Big Band Jazz Alive: Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks” by Emmett Lindner

The crowd is small but feverish inside the Iguana, just north of Times Square. From the bandstand, a fiddle sings out for four bars. A trumpet follows with a solo. The fedora-clad crowd cheers and dances. The era of prohibition, with dim-lit speakeasies and nondescript … Continue reading “Keeping Big Band Jazz Alive: Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks” by Emmett Lindner