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The Emerald City Jazz Kings: At The Jazz Band Ball
Hot Jass from the ODJB to Louis Armstrong, 1917-31

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On February 26, 1917, at the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York, the Chicago-based Original Dixieland ‘Jass’ Band recorded 2 sides of the New Orleans dance music style with which it had been taking New York by storm. The band’s claim that they were the “Creators of Jazz” was obviously marketing huff, but “Livery Stable Blues” and “Dixie Jass Band One Step” were indeed the first salvos in the powerful onslaught of recorded jazz.

Jesse Cloninger and the Emerald City Jazz Kings begin the 2013-14 season with a tribute to those early years of jazz on record, with a special focus on the recordings of King Oliver, Frankie Trumbauer, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong along with plenty of period songs. Be prepared for two hours of classic 1920s hot jazz and sassy vocals including such gems as “St. Louis Blues”, “Chinatown, My Chinatown”, “Dipper Mouth Blues”, “King Porter Stomp”, “China Boy”, “Limehouse Blues”, and “Tiger Rag”.

Emerald City Jazz Kings Ticketing: Purchase at The Shedd Institute Ticket Office (541-434-7000, 868 High Street). Discounts to most Shedd Institute shows are available for youths high school and younger (50%); college student with current student ID (10%); group discounts for purchases of 8 or more tickets to a single show (10%), discount for purchases of 20 or more (15%). Jazz Kings patrons may also purchase special discount packages at a 10% to 15% discount. All discounts are available through The Shedd Ticket Office (541-434-7000 or 868 High Street). Discounts cannot be combined.

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