Sunday, August 26th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Buena Vista Jazz Band celebrates
Eddie Condon & Max Kaminsky
which way west? Sunday concert series
$10-20 suggested donation; $5-10 for students, musicians, low income.
Singer Darlene Langston is featured with the band, with Noel Weidcamp on cornet, John Hunt on trombone, Don Neely on clarinet, soprano sax and alto sax, Si Perkoff on piano, Duncan James on guitar, Al Obidinski on bass and Greg Gotelli on drums.
The BVJB evokes the hot era of Chicago jazz in the 1920s and ’30s, when a bunch of white kids who called themselves the Austin High Gang were riding high, creating hot jazz that took its own crazy trajectory from the music of New Orleans. And it takes the music to New York, where guitarist Eddie Condon opened a club in 1945 that favored this music and the talents of Chicagoans and allied musicians like pianist Ralph Sutton, clarinetist Pee Wee Russell, trumpeters Wingy Manone and Max Kaminsky, organist Wild Bill Davison and countless others. Though the root music was African-American to the core, it inspired any number of white players to try their hand at it, and they did so with commitment, talent and respect for the music of Louis Armstrong, Sydney Bechet and the legion of musicians who originated and developed the art form.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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