John H. Armwood

Sangmi Wedding 12-21-2008 262
Taken at the studios of E-FM in Busan, South Korea in 2009

Selected Jazz TV Interview Clips And One Of My Radio Shows

The first video is from CNN International in 1993 and the second is from Channel 46 Atlanta, Georgia in 1989. In both video I was producing jazz concerts. I was the Artistic Director of the Atlanta Jazz Festival between 1991 and 1996. I produced the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Masters Series in 1989. These two videos are two among many television appearances between 1987 and 1996. The second video is divided into four segments. I hosted a jazz radio show off and on between 1984 and 2007 on WCLK Atlanta and I was a news commentator in 2009 as well as host of a jazz segment on E-FM, in Busan South Korea. At the bottom of this page there is a music player where you can hear a recording of one of my radio shows on WCLK.

During the early 1980s I managed some prominent jazz artists in New York City including David Murray and Lester Bowie. I was the last Music Director At Small’s Paradise In Harlem and taught jazz history at the prestigious 92 Street YMYWHA in New York City.

After moving to Atlanta and graduating from Emory Law School I produced the “Jazz At The Penta Hotel” jazz series in Atlanta which later became “Jazz At The Renaissance Hotel” before the club closed in 1993.

I also hosted a live radio broadcast over WCLK FM live from the Penta/Renaissance Hotel. I have had the pleasure of booking, working with and/or seeing all of the jazz artists I wanted to see during my life. In addition I presented pre-concert lectures for the education department of the Atlanta Symphony over a period of 12 years beginning in 1994. If you click on the following text you may view some
newspaper articles documenting my jazz related activities. I was quoted in the May, 2012 issue of Atlanta Magazine regarding the history of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. A link to a copy of that article is available here.

LCJO @ The Great Wall
With the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at “The Great Wall”, near Beijing, China in 2000


Randy Weston and John

With Randy Weston in 2007



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David Murray, John Carter, John Armwood, Alvin Baptiste, Kwame Shaw Jimmy Hamilton and Larry Johnson, the weekend that the Clarinet Summit Album "Southern Bells” was recorded in 1986 in Atlanta, Georgia



TV Interviews



























Here is a link to some of my playlists from the Hardcore Jazz Cafe In 2007


In addition I have a recording of one of my jazz radio shows which was aired on WCLK FM Atlanta on February 3, 2007, below.

Click here for an external link to the show so you can move back in forth through the show

Or just listen with the player below





I have posted links to my various websites and blogs, which I maintain and publish, in the sidebar on your right. They include blogs and websites focusing on national and international affairs, mobile technology, the swinging tradition of jazz and media and entertainment law. My Streaming Jazz Radio website has over 20 jazz radio station streams and my Jazz Video website has over 150 classic jazz videos. Please visit these sites often. They are updated on a daily basis.