Jazz Appreciation 2
Convenor - Roy Thorogood
Venue - The Home of Keith Ballard in Theydon Bois
Day and Time of Meetings - 3rd Thursday monthly from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Our next meeting on Thursday 16th January from 2.30 p.m. I continued the life story of Jelly Roll Morton. He told everyone who would listen 'I invented jazz back in 1905', which of course he did not. He did compose many of the New Orleans Jazz standards that we can hear to this day. He recorded from 1924 with piano solos through to 1940, when he passed away in 1941. His Library of Congress recordings with interviewer Alan Lomax in 1939 are legendary.
At our next meeting on Thursday 20th February, I will continue the life story of Jelly Roll Morton. After that I will be looking at the jazz musicians who played in thee Red Hot Peppers, such as Johnny and Baby Dodds and Kid Ory, who had career that went on into the 1970's.
If you are interested in joining us we do have two vacanciers, So why not come along and foot tap with us.
So if you would like to join us, please let me know via the Contact page on this website.
The aim of the group is to look at the lives and hear the music of those pioneers that created this sensational music way back then. So come and foot tap with us.