This was a PBS television broadcast of a December 4, 1982 jazz concert at the White House during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. His wife Nancy is visible in the audience alongside George & Barbara Bush but apparently the president was on a mission. Perhaps he was practicing diplomacy by telling jokes such as these: http://youtu.be/vxzAtp48Jyk
Earlier in this concert was a trio feature with the rhythm section of Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous & Roy Haynes. http://youtu.be/8OJyVXXWwDc
Here we have a jam session on “Summertime” with several luminaries joining in: Dizzy Gillespie & Jon Faddis on trumpet, Stan Getz on tenor saxophone, Diane Schuur on vocals and Itzhak Perlman (who was the master of ceremonies) on violin.
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