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Traditional Jazz: A Historical Perspective of Early Jazz from the New Orleans and Chicago Era

This presentation will engage listeners through playing literature common to the New Orleans Era of Jazz.

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Traditional Jazz: A Historical Perspective of Early Jazz from the New Orleans and Chicago Era
Traditional Jazz: A Historical Perspective of Early Jazz from the New Orleans and Chicago Era

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26 ago 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Maywood, 121 S 5th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, USA

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Traditional Jazz: A Historical Perspective of Early Jazz from the New Orleans and Chicago Era

This presentation will engage listeners through playing literature common to the New Orleans Era of Jazz. Musicians will perform in a collective improvisational texture on instruments common to the genre. The audience will engage in lecture material describing the role of each instrument in the ensemble citing notable historical musicians and musical examples. Performers will demonstrate techniques on their instrument that are common to this style. Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions of any of the musicians during the lecture portion of the performance.

Jazz is a music best enjoyed in live performance. Audiences are usually encouraged to applaud for soloists and clap rhythmically during performances. In this way, much like dancing, participants feel the music in a very subjective manner. It invades their consciousness and envelopes their soul. It has always been one of the very special elements of Jazz and any understanding of it must come through experiencing the phenomenon. With that connection, the result is pure joy. The presentation seeks to develop this connection with audience members and help them understand the special nature of Jazz.

The presentation also seeks to preserve this great American Musical Cultural Heritage. Through exposing people to the music of this era, the musicians hope to inspire greater interest and thereby preserve it for future generations. Traditional Jazz is timeless, and its appeal can span generations. When audiences can learn a little about how it is made, they can form a deeper appreciation for those historical pioneers and artisans who forged a truly American Musical Tradition.

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