Audio How-to Guide
Want to enjoy the continuous streams of Riverwalk Jazz? Read on.
The Stream Channels
Two channels of Riverwalk Jazz radio audio programs are accessible from the home page, as well as all other pages on the Riverwalk site.
While each channel is different, both offer continuous access to 352 pre-recorded programs arranged thematically by Jim Cullum and PVP Media, the original producers of Riverwalk Jazz.
Each channel streams audio like a radio webcast: when you click the play button on a player, you tune in to what is being broadcast at that moment. The individual programs are not available "on demand" by streaming or for download. To request access to a specific Riverwalk Jazz recording, please contact the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound.
Using the Audio Player
The two program streams on the home page are contained in a media player that supports HTML5-based streams. On the PC, HTML5 audio is supported by Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 3.5, Opera 10.5, and Safari 3.1. On mobile devices, it is supported by Android Browser 2.3, Blackberry Browser, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer Mobile 9, Safari 4, Firefox, and Opera Mobile 11.
Switching Between Channels
If one channel is playing while you push the play icon on the other channel on the home page, the first channel will stop and the new channel will begin. On any other page of the site, clicking on "Switch Channel" will perform the same action.
Exploring the Site While Listening
If you browse or search on the site, the audio player will continue to stream while indicating the show that is currently playing. Please note that if you are listening to the second channel, the stream will revert back to the first channel if you navigate to a new page. The 'Read more' link will take you to the page for the currently playing program which includes a full tune list, guest list, and show description.
A complete listing of programs is available for browsing, and the song titles are linked to program notes for each show. The programs are listed in numerical order, which roughly corresponds to the chronology in which the programs were originally produced for broadcast. You can filter this list by entering in the first word(s) of a program name in the filter field immediately at the top of the Program list. Audio for the programs is not available from the detailed program pages. The numbered buttons along the bottom of the Programs list enable you to page through the long list of program titles.
Some shows in the collection are not included in the audio stream due to quality issues. These shows do not have program information on the site, but can be accessed by consulting the extensive Riverwalk Jazz archives at the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound.
A word about program content: the radio programs streamed on this site are part of the Riverwalk Jazz archive and as such are historic in nature. They contain references to sponsors and commercial entities, with explicit mention of websites and phone numbers that were relevant when the program was aired on public radio, but in this new context, these references are purely historical.
Browse the songs on the Song List page. The list is arranged in alphanumeric order. You can filter this list by entering in the first word(s) of a song name in the filter field immediately at the top of the Song list. You can page through the list using the buttons along the top and bottom of each. Each song name on the list is linked to an individual song page, like this example; there's one song page for each tune performed by the band in the collection of recordings. The song page serves as a catalog record: researchers will find information about composers, arrangers, dates, featured performers, and the name of each of the programs on which the song is performed. The song start time indicates the point in a full-length recorded program at which the song begins. Each program runs a total of about 59 minutes.
Browse the guests who appeared on Riverwalk Jazz programs on the Guest List page. The list is grouped alphabetically by last name, and then alphabetized by first name. You can filter this list by entering in the first letters of a guest name in the filter field immediately at the top of the Guest list. You can page through the list using the buttons along the top and bottom of each. Each guest name on the list is linked to an individual guest page, where you can read more about the performer.
See the history of the band members through pictures. On The Band page, you can browse a grid of photographs leading to biographical information about musicians who played in the Jim Cullum Jazz Band across its 50-year history. The band members are arranged from left to right, top to bottom, in chronological order and grouped by instrument.
Supplemental photo galleries, oral histories, audio excerpts, and stories from Jim Cullum are available under the Bonus Content page.
Please contact us about the Jim Cullum Riverwalk Jazz collection.