Greats of Jazz & Vaudeville: A Victrola Trolley Tour
Join us as we visit and celebrate some of the greatest performers from 100 years ago and their indelible musical contributions to jazz, pop and vaudeville history.
Each stop will include a brief talk about the entertainer PLUS a 78rpm record played on an antique crank-up Victrola as an aural dimension to the tour.
Nat M. Wills
George M. Cohan
Irene and Vernon Castle
This tour is 2.5 hours long and involves short periods of walking to and from the trolley and between sites.
Tour is lead by Michael Cumella (aka Phonograph DJ MAC), host of The Antique Phonograph Music Program and Centennial Songs on WFMU since 1995.
MAC is the creator of the Phonograph DJ concept and is active in the live presentation of pre-electric 78rpm records on crank-up gramophones.
We will be meeting at the Jerome Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue gate at 12:45 PM and the Trolley Tour will begin at 1:00 PM.
We anticipate this tour selling out quickly so tickets must be purchased in advance.
Non-member $30; Member $25
Tour is rain or shine. Ticket sales are final. Refunds will not be issued.
We are located directly across the street from the Woodlawn stop on the #4 subway.
Free parking available in Woodlawn Cemetery.
We look forward to hosting you.