Sep
29

Date: Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Nanaimo Campus

Building: Malaspina Theatre (310) Room: Main auditorium


Add to CalendarA&H Colloquium: A Jazz Birthday Party: One Hundred Years on Record09/29/2017 10:00 AM09/29/2017 11:30 AMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverWhen a New Orleans group called the Original Dixieland Jass Band (sic) travelled to New York City in 1917 to make the first jazz recordings, one of the songs that they chose to record was written by a Canadian-born composer named Shelton Brooks. VIU music professor, jazz trumpeter, arranger and composer, Greg Bush, will speak on the original recordings and their historical importance, and on the importance of Canada's contribution to jazz music in general. The presentation will also feature a performance of Brook’s rowdy “Darktown Strutters Ball” by the VIU student jazz ensemble, and offer the opportunity to join in a New Orleans jazz-style singalong of “Happy Birthday.” Get ready to celebrate one hundred years of jazz records! Building: Malaspina Theatre (310) Room: Main auditorium false

When a New Orleans group called the Original Dixieland Jass Band (sic) travelled to New York City in 1917 to make the first jazz recordings, one of the songs that they chose to record was written by a Canadian-born composer named Shelton Brooks. VIU music professor, jazz trumpeter, arranger and composer, Greg Bush, will speak on the original recordings and their historical importance, and on the importance of Canada's contribution to jazz music in general. The presentation will also feature a performance of Brook’s rowdy “Darktown Strutters Ball” by the VIU student jazz ensemble, and offer the opportunity to join in a New Orleans jazz-style singalong of “Happy Birthday.” Get ready to celebrate one hundred years of jazz records!

Contact Name:
John Hill
Contact Email:
john.hill@viu.ca

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