Category Archives: Jazz

Remembering Frank Sinatra Jr today on what would’ve been his 76th birthday

Frank Sinatra Jr. was my guest on this edition of “The Big Band Files with Doug Miles” radio show. He tells stories of working with his Dad. Recorded March 2008 prior to Frank’s appearance at the Van Wezel Hall in Sarasota, FL.






Remembering Jazz Musician and Singer George Carroll

Composer, band leader, singer George Carroll was a longtime jazz stalwart based in Sarasota, FL. He was a frequent guest on my radio show at WSRQ. He passed away in 2019 of Alzheimer’s Disease. George was a class act and a good man.






Tribute to Jazz Great Kenny Soderblom

An interview with jazz great Kenny Soderblom who passed away in 2019. He talks about his career in jazz, as a musician contractor for such legends as Tony Bennett and Nancy Wilson and working on thousands of commercials. Originally aired WIBQ, now WSRQ radio in Sarasota, FL in 2005.






“Big Band Files with Doug Miles 2019 New Year’s Eve Party Show






“Big Band Files” with Doug Miles Christmas Show Part 4

More Christmas music by the legends in show business including Mel Torme, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and friends.






“Big Band Files Christmas Frank Bing and Friends”

This special edition of “The Big Band Files with Doug Miles” features Christmas songs by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby plus a few of their friends. Originally aired WTMY radio in Sarasota, FL.






“Artist Spotlight” Tribute to Diahann Carroll

In this edition of the “Big Band Files” we pay tribute to the talented singer and actress Diahann Carroll who passed away at 84 on October 4, 2019.






“Book Talk” Guest Carolyn Sloan Author “Welcome To Jazz”

Doug Miles talks with Carolyn Sloan author “Welcome to Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration of America’s Music” on “Talk Across America”. Book link available below in the Amazon box.





Remembering Jazz Legend Duncan Lamont who passed away at 88 July 3, 2019





Artist Spotlight: Jazz Singer Carol Welsman

Doug Miles talks with Jazz singer and pianist Carol Welsman about her new CD, her career in jazz and more plus a few selections from her new album.