The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band: More Than a Century of a New Orleans Icon (Hardcover)

The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band: More Than a Century of a New Orleans Icon By Sally Newhart, Bruce Boyd Raeburn (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Sally Newhart, Bruce Boyd Raeburn (Foreword by)
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In 1910, the Tuxedo Jazz Band played its first show at the Tuxedo Dance Hall in Storyville under Oscar Celestin. The popular ensemble went on to play all over New Orleans, as well as across the South and the nation. In 1953, it became the first jazz band to play the White House. The band has punctuated jazz history and produced some of the most memorable musicians of the past century: Bob French, Albert French, William Ridgley, Octave Crosby, Louis Armstrong and more. Author Sally Newhart has written a definitive and captivating history of the band from inception to present, including oral histories, archival photos, discography and a previously unpublished complete list of members since 1910.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781540221469
ISBN-10: 1540221466
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: March 19th, 2013
Pages: 226
Language: English