CBC Television Network

Music Makers

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1957 to 1959

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired weekly on Thursday evenings from October 1957 to June 1958, with a second season running from October 1958 to June 1959.

Jack Kane was one of the most popular musicians on Canadian television in the 1950s. This short lived series was significant for having some of the country’s finest jazz players in the 31 piece orchestra. This band included Jimmy Coxson on piano, Hyman Goodman on violin, Ross Culley and Teddy Roderman on trombones, Johnny Niosi on drums, Jerry Toth on alto saxophone, Moe Koffman on flute, Ellis McLintock on trumpet, and Joe Niosi on bass. Guests included Cab Calloway, Peter Appleyard, the Hi-Lites, Oscar Peterson, Mel Torme, Carmen McRae, Jack Duffy, and Shelley Manne. 
Host: Bill Walker
Producer: Norm Sedawie
Created by Frank Peppiatt

Written by John Corcelli – February, 2005