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Jazz before Jazz was Jazz at Two Temple Place

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Time 16:00
Date 12/11/17
Price £15

Through a series of talks, interactive workshops and performances by some of the best young musicians in the country, come celebrate the story of the way jazz became Jazz.

In recognition of 100 years of recorded jazz, The Arts Society and East London music dynamo, Kansas Smitty's are coming together to tell the story of the way jazz became Jazz.

Performers and speakers will include members of the Kansas Smitty's House Band, Marcus Bonfanti, Joplin Parnell, and more. The day's events will follow the streams, cultural and musical, that led to the inception of jazz in its epicenter, New Orleans, LA. Speakers will set the scene for visitors, whilst musical performances will demonstrate a clever turn-of-the-century jukebox, playing opera, marching band music, slave songs and street cries.

The evening will culminate in performances from members of the Kansas Smitty's House Band, hosted by University of Liverpool musicologist, Catherine Tackley. Led by commentary from Catherine, musicians from Kansas Smitty's East London musical community will show how distinct musical influences were consolidated into what we now know to be Jazz.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Jazz before Jazz was Jazz at Two Temple Place at 16:00 on Sunday 12 November. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Did you know... In its earlier days, 'to jazz' meant to fornicate, 'jazzing' meant 'having sex,' a 'jazzbo' was a lover of ladies while a jazz baby was an easy woman! Fascinating. But the question is, out of the following, which musician once said "Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny."
A: .1) Elton John .2) Bruce Springsteen .3) Frank Zappa .4) Beck