Willis Conover

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        Although rarely heard in the United States, Willis Conover was one of the most important radio broadcasters in jazz history. He worked in Washington D.C. and New York radio during the 1939-54 period but it was his association with Voice of America (starting in 1954) that was most significant. Conover's broadcasts introduced jazz to European (especially East European) listeners during the Cold War, paving the way for visits by American artists in the 1960s and 70s. Pianist Adam M... Read more

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