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San Antonio, Texas

Jim Jr.

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Jim Cullum Jazz Band

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cornetist, jazz musician, composer, entrepreneur

Known for
Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Riverwalk Jazz

Super Satch, 'Tis the Season to Be Jammin'

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Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Allan Vache, Evan Christopher, Dick Hyman, Turk Murphy

Jim Cullum, Jr. (born September 20, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American jazz cornetist known for his contributions to Dixieland jazz.


Cullum's father was Jim Cullum, Sr., a clarinetist who led the Happy Jazz Band until his death in 1973. Cullum has led the Jim Cullum Jazz Band as a successor group. His band mates have included Allan Vaché, Brian Ogilvie, Mike Pittsley, Don Mopsick, Evan Christopher, Kenny Rupp, Howard Elkins, and John Sheridan.

With his father, Cullum established the San Antonio jazz club The Landing in 1963. He has broadcast performances from the club on the Public Radio International series Riverwalk Jazz since 1989. Cullum has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Austin City Limits. He has recorded for Jazzology Records, Columbia Records (1985's Porgy & Bess), Audiophile, Stomp Off, and his own Riverwalk.

From 1993 until 2005, Cullum and his band were on the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University in California. In 2011, Stanford University Libraries acquired Cullum's "Riverwalk Jazz" archives, comprising over 400 radio show programs. In January 2013, Stanford's Archive of Recorded Sound began streaming the collection of recordings.


  • Look Over Here (1976)
  • Jim Cullum's Happy Jazz Band (1979)
  • Live and Swinging (1979)
  • Live at the Memphis Jazz Festival (1982)
  • Tis the Season...To Be Jamming (1984)
  • Porgy & Bess (1985)
  • Super Satch (1986)
  • Fireworks! Red Hot & Blues (1989)
  • Hooray for Hoagy! (1990)
  • American Love Songs, Vol. 7 (1990)
  • Shootin' the Agate (1992)
  • Battle of the Bands: San Antonio vs. New Orleans (1992)
  • New Year's All Star Jam (1993)
  • Honky Tonk Train (1994)
  • Bessie & the Blues (1995)
  • Jim Cullum's Happy Jazz Band (1995)
  • Hot Jazz for a Cool Yule (1996)
  • Fireworks! Red Hot & Blues (1996)
  • American Love Songs, Vol. 7 (1997)
  • Deep River: The Spirit of Gospel Music in Jazz (1998)
  • Cornet-Copia (2001)
  • Chasin' the Blues (2006)
  • 3 Kings of Jazz: The Music of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and Jelly Roll Morton (2008)
  • References

    Jim Cullum, Jr. Wikipedia