Thu, Mar 23|
1920's Jazz & Blues w/ Blackbird Society Orchestra!
When + Where
Mar 23, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Phoenixville, 119 S Main St, Phoenixville, PA 19460, USA
Blackbird Society Orchestra: https://bso1920sjazz.wixsite.com/bbso/home
Founded in 1997 by guitarist Richard Barnes , the band had one simple mission - to preserve the music of an era forgotten , the "Roaring 20s" , the "Jazz Age" , the "Gatsby Era" ( and not that silly movie with Leonardo DiCaprio ! ) . Sadly , the beginnings of Jazz , Blues, Swing and Popular music have been lost or overlookec in the History books and many of the pioneers of Jazz have all but been forgotten by the general public . Bands that once graced the airwaves in Model A's or on Victrolas are no longer heard unless their 78rpms are dusted off from boxes in the attic and heard through scratchy old recordings.
Eddie Lang ( South Philadelphia's own and the "father of Jazz guitar") , Joe Venuti ( his boyhood friend and master violinist) - both inspired a young Django/Grappeli nearly a decade before they emerged. McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra , King Oliver , Boyd Senter , Red Nichols , Bix Beiderbecke , Frankie Trumbaur , Johnny Dodds , Rudy Weidoff , Hoagy Carmichael , Fats Waller , Jelly Roll Morton.....all invented and created the new sound of American music called "Jass" - later changed to "Jazz" , long before the Swing era of the 1930s and Big Band era of the 1940s came along. And now, thanks to a dedicated bunch of muscians, it is brought back to life in Blackbird Society Orchestra .
General Admission Ticket. Seating is first come first served.