Joe St. John A Tale in Two Jazz Cities

By Jim Gallert with Lars Bjorn Saxophonist, Joseph Robert St. John had a thirty-year career in Manhattan and Detroit. His New York band battled the great Chick Webb Orchestra and shared a stage with Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and King Oliver.  For five years, {1929-34} Joe navigated his band through the turbulent waters of theContinue reading “Joe St. John A Tale in Two Jazz Cities”