Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 11th Jun 2024

Kay Starr was a jazz singer who started professional at age 15 and sang into her 80s. She also sang country and pop. The lyrics to 'Bonaparte's Retreat were written for her. She is your Phantom Dancer feature this week. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 4th Jun 2024

Bob Rogers, Australian radio legend, died this week aged 97 after almost 80 years of radio and TV broadcasting. Your Phantom Dancer feature this week is arranger Bill Holman who also died in his 90s in May 2024. He was the arranger who created the definitive Stan Kenton progressive jazz sound in the early 1950s and continued in music till this year. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 28th May 2024

Helen Forrest was a big band singer with Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Harry James. She was the most popular female singer in the U.S and recorded over 500 songs. She guided her own career to longevity and success and is your Phantom Dancer feature this week. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 21st May 2024

Jazz Harpsichord first appeared around 1940 when pianist Johnny Guarnieri played harpsichord in swing band leader Artie Shaw's quintet "Gramercy Five". 1940s Jazz harpsichord, by Primo Angeli, Sylvia Marlowe (born Sapira) and Ernesto Romanoni, is your Phantom Dancer feature this week. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 14th May 2024

Shortwave broadcasting by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra from New York to Latin America in 1940 is your Phantom Dancer Feature this week. Hear the Tommy Dorsey Swing Orchestra broadcasting from New York in Spanish in 1942... Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 30th Apr 2024

Radio, celebrates 45 years of continuous, quality broadcasting this year. The Phantom Dancer has been on 2SER for thirty-nine of those years. Jazz birthdays live on 1950s radio for Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan feature on this week's Phantom Dancer. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 23rd Apr 2024

Oran Thaddeus "Hot Lips" Page was a US jazz trumpeter, singer and band leader. He played swing and trad, but also was key in the development of bop and r'n'b. Hot Lips Page was known as "Mr After Hours" to his many friends for his ability to take on challengers in late-night jam sessions. He's your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week. Read More