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Monday night tradition keeps the Village Vanguard swinging

Clip: 03/21/2016 | 6m 19s

At the world famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City, Monday nights have meant big band music for 50 years, stretching back to the days of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. For the jazz impresarios there today, playing in the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is more than just a gig -- it’s being part of a tradition. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 03/21/16

Rating: NR

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