dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Tue Feb 14 12:14:21 PST 2017
How are things in the bars?
On 2/14/2017 3:02 PM, Andrew Homzy wrote:
> To which I shout -
> Nanaimo may be the only place in the world to celebrate this birthday.
> What do you say to that, New Orleans, Chicago, New York . . . ?
> For immediate release: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
> Nanaimo Celebrates Jazz 100th Birthday
> NANAIMO - On Sunday, February 26, Nanaimoâ€™s Port Theatre will host Canadaâ€™s only celebration of the 100th birthday of recorded jazz.
> 25 jazz musicians, including James McRaeâ€™s Black / Lister / McRae Trio; Andrew Homzyâ€™s NOLA NightHawks; and the Nanaimo Jazz Jam, Inc. will include some musical surprises in the Gala Concert.
> February 26, 1917 was the actual day, 100 years ago, of the first â€œJass" recording.â€ February is also Black History month, and the hit song â€˜Darktown Strutters Ballâ€ by African-Canadian composer Shelton Brooks was among those historic recordings made in 1917.
> â€œWeâ€™re celebrating both Canada-150 and Jazz-100â€ says Andrew Homzy. Nanaimo built an Opera House in 1879, and became a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2012. â€œWeâ€™re building on that rich history by bringing professional jazz to Nanaimoâ€™s downtown venues and public spaces - including Diana Krall Plazaâ€.
> Produced by the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival Association in partnership with the TD Bank, the City of Nanaimo, the Nanaimo Foundation and the Hospitality Association, this Birthday Gala kicks off a series of events leading up to a three-day downtown Nanaimo Jazz Festival in September.
> - 30 -
> More Information: Nanaimo International Jazz Festival Association Phone: 250-667-0238 Email: <Andrew.Homzy at gmail.com <mailto:Andrew.Homzy at gmail.com>>
> Tickets: $30 Port Theatre <http://www.porttheatre.com/events/feb-2017/nanaimo-celebrates-jazz-100th-birthday/> or Fascinating Rhythm, 51 Commercial Street
> Members <http://www.nanaimojazzfest.ca/> $25 With â€œcoupon codeâ€. [ Memberships available at NanaimoJazzFest.ca <http://nanaimojazzfest.ca/> ]
> VIU students $15 High school $5
> NOLA Nighthawks: www.homzy.ca <http://www.homzy.ca/>
> Black-Lister-McRae Trio: http://www.jamesmcrae.ca/videos <http://www.jamesmcrae.ca/videos>
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