Dixieland: The Forgotten Root of Jazz
Tuesday September 10, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Local music expert Stuart Johnson returns to discuss the history of early Jazz and Dixieland music from its start in 1917 through Dixieland's demise in the 1950's. His fascinating presentation will include an extensive back story, homage to New Orleans, historic slides and delightful music recordings by several jazz and Dixieland icons.
A member of the Michigan Jazz Record Collectors, Johnson has presented jazz-related lectures at AADL as well as other numerous libraries, colleges and organizations including the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors Convention.