The Kenyon Jazz Ensemble, directed by Professor of Music Ted Buehrer, presents a retrospective concert celebrating 100 years of jazz recordings.
In 1917, music recording was a novelty, and no one fully understood how it would transform its transmission and consumption in the coming years. One of the earliest music groups to record themselves was the Original Dixieland Jass Band. With their 1917 78-rpm recording of "Dixieland Jass Band One Step" (B side "Livery Stable Blues"), the five piece group made history, releasing the first jazz record.
100 years and thousands of jazz records later, the Kenyon Jazz Ensemble celebrates a century of jazz recordings by performing jazz "from the 7s" of each subsequent decade: 1927, 1937, 1947 and so on. Through a combination of big band and combo performances, the ensemble will progress through the history of jazz from New Orleans to swing, bebop to fusion and more. We hope you will join us for this special event.
Admission is free.
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:00pm
Rosse Hall Auditorium
105 College Drive, Gambier, OH 43022