[78-L] Centennial?

David Lennick 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,  Nanaimo’s Port Theatre will host Canada’s only celebration of the 100th birthday of recorded jazz.
> 25  jazz musicians, including James McRae’s Black / Lister / McRae Trio;  Andrew Homzy’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 “Jass" recording.”  February is also Black History month, and the hit song ‘Darktown Strutters Ball” by African-Canadian composer Shelton Brooks was among those historic recordings made in 1917.
> “We’re  celebrating  both Canada-150 and Jazz-100” says Andrew Homzy.  Nanaimo built an Opera House in 1879, and became a  Cultural Capital of Canada in 2012.  “We’re  building on that rich history by bringing professional jazz to Nanaimo’s downtown venues and public spaces  - including Diana Krall Plaza”.
> 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 “coupon code”. [ 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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