David Sager

Library of Congress

Bio

David Sager is a research assistant at the Library of Congress and a jazz historian.

Featured Work

James Reese Europe (far left) and the 369th Infantry Hellfighters jazz band, 1919. <br>CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:(African_American)_Jazz_Band_and_Leader_Back_with_(African_American)_15th_New_York._Lieutenant_Jame_._._._-_NARA_-_533506.tif">U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/Public Domain</a>

FEB 22, 2019 Podcast

The Crack-Up: Jazz Arrives, Loudly, in 1919, with David Sager

In this fascinating podcast, Ted Widmer talks to jazz historian David Sager about his "New York Times" essay on the genre's breakthrough in 1919, its popularity ...