Fri, Apr 29|
The Golden Age of Jive with John Clark
Join us at the Jenks Center as we welcome back John Clark for a presentation on Jive music. Registration is required.
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT
Winchester, 109 Skillings Rd, Winchester, MA 01890, USA
About the Event
Join John Clark for a presentation on how JIVE, a specific genre of music, is more of an underlying attitude, talk, look, and lifestyle that is expressed musically. Learn how it all began during the 20s and 30s with the hot scatting and soloing of Louis Armstrong and the rollicking piano playing and outrageous personality of Fats Waller. In the late 30s and early 40s the antics of Slim Gaillard added to the fun. Other featured artists include Cliff Edwards, Ina Rae Hutton, Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Andrews Sisters, and the Cats & the Fiddle. This program is guaranteed to make you laugh and wriggle in your chair. As the hipsters like to say, ‘be there or be square’. Registration required. Sponsored by a generous grant from the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation.