Dan Levinson's Roof Garden Jass Band
February 19, 2017, 03:00 p.m.
About this Event:
That’s no typo! The Roof Garden Jass Band is the only band in existence devoted exclusively to a neglected era, a time when jazz—or “jass” as it was often called—still retained many elements of ragtime. The Band’s repertoire consists of Dan’s note-for-note “transcriptions” of records made by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, music of the Original Memphis Five, the Louisiana Five, the Frisco Jazz Band, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, the Georgians, and other “rag-a-jazz” bands active before King Oliver made his historic recordings in 1923. The Roof Garden Jass Band has performed for jazz societies throughout the Northeast, as well as at the Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke Festival in Wisconsin, the Orange County Classic Jazz Festival in California, and Dick Hyman’s Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Dan and his renowned band will mark the centennial of the first recordings of New Orleans jazz in what is sure to be a spirited and rollicking afternoon. Co-sponsored by The Clark Group and Tower Laboratories LTD.
Location: Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River
Event Type: Music
Cost: $35, $5 for students
Event Phone Number: 860-272-4572
Event Website: www.essexwinterseries.com