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Southend-on-Sea

Hits & Myths: Jazz Goes Global - Sweden

Paul Whiteman's dance-driven jazz became popular in Sweden in the 1920's. Over time, Swedish musicians developed their own "sound" and by the 1950s a strong local jazz genre was established.

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Hits & Myths: Jazz Goes Global - Sweden
Hits & Myths: Jazz Goes Global - Sweden

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26 Oct 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

After an early enthusiasm for Paul Whiteman's dance music, Swedish musicians developed their own distinctive style.  This event will discover some of the contributors and explore how a dancehall craze led to an additional national style of music

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