Past Event

Unheard Savory: The Jams – Satchmo, Chu, Bunny and Prez

Martin Block was one of the first DJ’s in America, and his NY-based show on WNEW started a new trend in playing records on the radio. To counter claims that he wasn’t supporting live music, Block invited some of jazz’s greatest stylists to jam in the studio. The Savory Collection offers superbly recorded examples of many historic jams previously unknown, and a few that existed only in poor sound quality.

Prepare yourself to hear Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Lester Young, Bunny Berigan, Chu Berry, Roy Eldridge, Slim and Slam, Teddy Wilson, Jo Jones, Benny Goodman, and many others like you’ve never heard them before.


Imagine hundreds of previously unknown jazz classics being unearthed after several decades – that’s The Savory Collection. The NJMH’s historic Savory Collection has garnered international acclaim through it’s four iTunes albums and the recent release of the 6 CD Mosaic records box set.

Join NJMH Senior Scholar Loren Schoenberg for three listening sessions to music that has not been released to the public.