Jazz Arrives in Britain

Jazz Arrives in Britain

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Venue: Broadmayne Village Hall
Address: Cowleaze Road, Broadmayne DT2 8EW

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Entry Fee: £15

When: Saturday 30th November, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm


It is often said that jazz was born in New Orleans, but grew up in Chicago.  In the 1920s, The Sunset Cafe was a top night-spot on Chicago's infamous South Side, on East 35th Street in Bronzeville. It later became the Grand Terrace Club, partially owned and closely 'supervised' by Al Capone. Known as a 'black and tan' - a club serving both black and white patrons - it was fronted by Joe Glaser, Louis Armstrong's manager. Louis lived just a mile away on 44th Street and was a regular performer at the club, as were Cab Calloway, Earl Hines, Johnny Dodds, Dizzy Gillespie, and Benny Goodman.
The Sunset Cafe Stompers focus largely on playing the music of that period ... great tunes from Scott Joplin, King Oliver, Irving Berlin, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller ... but the band's wider repertoire also features songs made famous by artists as diverse as Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, The Inkspots, Fats Domino - even Elvis ...
Beneath it all, one can sense that elusive, shifting, pulse which defines the unique sound which is rooted in New Orleans. In that city, ever since the 1900s, bands have been hired to attract a crowd, or to add spirit and generate excitement for all kinds of occasion.

This time, the Stompers are very much on home turf, presenting a programme entitled 'Jazz Arrives in Britain', which charts the development of jazz in this country from the arrival on these shores of The Original Dixieland Jazz Band from New Orleans in 1919.

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