RJ Spängler & Friends celebrate Louis Jordan on Saturday at the Scarab Club. Featuring the music of the late, great American jazz master, the concert program begins at 2 p.m.
Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as “The King of the Jukebox,” he was highly popular in the later years of the swing era. Developer of what he called “the jump blues,” Mr. Jordan also is remembered for his important role in the development of rhythm & blues and rock-n-roll.