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Thu, 24 Aug

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Southend-on-Sea

Hits & Myths; Jazz Goes Global - France

In 1918 James Reese Europe, an officer in the US 389th "Hellfighters" Artillery Battalion led his Army Band on a 2000 mile tour of France and made recordings for Pathe. Their presence, and their renderings of "Memphis Blues" generated a ragtime mania. And that was the start of French Jazz

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24 Aug 2023, 14:00 – 16:00

Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK

About the Event

The Jazz Goes Global Series reviewsthe spread of jazz beyond America.  The event will explore the Hits & Myths of French Jazz from its introduction to the present day.

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