William Hosea and Bev Smith welcome author David Leander Williams.
a collector of memorabilia, historical artifacts and information about African American history, particularly slavery and African American music history, author David Leander Williams has used his vast knowledge to write a book about the entertainment empire that developed on Indiana Avenue from its beginnings in 1821 until its demise in the 70’s entitled “Indianapolis Jazz: The Masters, Legends and the Legacy of Indiana Avenue”.
The book talks about some of the nation’s most influential jazz artists. The performance venues that once lined the vibrant thoroughfare that were an important stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit and provided platforms for greats like Freddie Hubbard and Jimmy Coe.
Mr. Williams joins William and Bev, along with B.I.O. contributor Liz Mitchell, to share some of the exciting history contained in the pages of his new book.
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