Make 'em laugh.
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April 6, 2011 Some jazz musicians are known as much for their wit as for their chops. To celebrate National Humor Month, hear five jazz songs designed to make you laugh.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers.
May 12, 2008 Here's a chance for all baseball-loving jazz fans to get into the swing of the season with a few jazz songs that take their inspiration from the boys of summer. It's America's greatest art form celebrating the Great American Pastime.
April 19, 2004 For five decades, Dave Frishberg has been crafting deftly worded, wry songs that harken back to the golden age of the musical. The jazz composer says he learned the art of musical wit from Broadway legend Frank Loesser. For Intersections, a series on artists' influences, NPR's Ketzel Levine reports.
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