2022 June

Arnold Shaw Popular Music Center publishes Spilka Recorded Jazz Archive

We proudly announce the publication of an archive prepared by Bill Spilka between the 1970s and the 1990s of recorded jazz interviews, masterclasses, and performances. This archive contains one-of-a-kind items related to over ninety jazz artists, including Benny Goodman, Harry Goodman, Stan Kenton, Lester Young and many others. Mr. Spilka was often backstage at venues such as Rockefeller Center or New York’s Roseland Ballroom, catching conversations with musicians when they took breaks during their live sets.

Interviews are streamable from our website, while performances and masterclasses can be listened to by patron request.

Visit the collection at this link.

Snapshots of just a few of the artists in this collection.