‘History of Jazz in New York City’ Webinar & 78rpm Listening Party
Flashback to 1917, New York City. A line of people stretches for blocks outside of Reisenweber’s Cafe at Columbus Circle, all hoping to hear and dance to the tunes of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, who are showcasing a new music style straight from New Orleans. From Harlem’s mob-run night clubs in the 1920s, to the narrow basement joints lining 52nd Street in the 1930s and ’40s, to the downtown Greenwich Village spots in the 1940s and ’50s, that one concert would lead New York City to eventually become the undisputed Jazz Capital of America. This is the story of the music, musicians, and venues that defined New York’s pioneering era of jazz.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the history of jazz in New York City, from its most famous clubs throughout the decades to the world’s greatest jazz musicians that lived and performed here.
Led by DJ and jazz historian Matthew “Fat Cat” Rivera, this virtual presentation and listening party will include:
- An overview of the rise of jazz in New York, and how it evolved over the decades
- A discussion around key moments, artists, and venues in NYC’s jazz scene between the 1920s and 1960s
- A deep dive into the legendary jazz performers that dominated the NYC jazz scene, from Duke Ellington, to Charlie Parker, to Billie Holiday
- A listening party featuring a curated selection of one-of-a-kind 78rpm records, played on vintage high-fidelity speakers throughout the evening
Any and all questions about jazz are welcomed and encouraged!
See you there!
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