This website, Hyde Park* Jazz, represents several activities, from radio shows presenting the finest in jazz, to written articles documenting some of the greatest performances in the history of jazz.
Both the radio shows and the articles are the work of Jonathan Horwich who first became interested in jazz in the early 1960s. After apprenticeship with one of the finest listeners in jazz, John William Hardy, who at the time was a writer for Downbeat magazine, Jonathan began recording and producing jazz for the next 40 years. While doing so, he studied piano under Clare Fischer and alto saxophone with Gary Foster. He has owned two jazz record companies and has recorded and worked with such artists as Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Ravi Shankar, Chick Corea, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Gary Peacock, Clare Fischer, Carmell Jones, Tony Williams, Richie Beirach, and many others.
The express purpose of this site is to bring some of the greatest moments in jazz to a wider audience so it can enjoy and appreciate this truly great American art form.
*Hyde Park is an historical neighborhood in Chicago and which most recently came to international attention as the home of the United States president Barack Obama. The family of Jonathan Horwich (this site’s founder) has lived there since the early 1950s.
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