Marquette– 10/27/2011 -Dr. Mark Flaherty and the NMU “Faculty and Friends” Jazz Combo for a concert featuring early jazz music at the Peter White Public Library on Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm in the library’s community room.
This concert, presented in conjunction with the Great Michigan Read, will feature classic repertoire as recorded by some of the most important early jazz ensembles, including The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers, and Louis Armstrong’s Hot 5.
Dr. Mark Flaherty, Associate Professor of Music at NMU, will explain the origins of this great American art form, the basic characteristics of this music during the 1920s—the Jazz Age, discuss the jazz scene in Detroit during this era, and explore the impact of racism on early jazz.
Performers in the band include Mark Flaherty on cornet/trumpet, Steve Leuthold playing soprano sax, Steve Grugin on trombone, Dave Ziegner playing guitar, Jon Letts on bass and Cameron Mahoney playing the drums.
Successive articles will take a look at each of the groups who’s music will be featured during this concert in upcoming posts.