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The Johnny Hartman Story: Voices in Jazz, August 26th, 5 pm on HD-2

Author Gregg Akkerman has penned a much talked-about biography on the life of jazz singer Johnny Hartman. The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story traces the journey of the Grammy-nominated vocalist from his big-band origins with Earl Hines and Dizzy Gillespie to his storied career as a solo recording artist.

Tune in during the 5 pm hour of Voices in Jazz on WRTI's jazz stream to hear Mr. Akkerman share some interesting stories about Johnny Hartman. You'll also hear several recordings of this beloved vocalist whose songs still capture the hearts of fans across the world.