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JK: Taint Whatcha Do
Jazz Kings 2005-06
‘Tain't Whatcha Do…
Black Dance Bands of the 1930s and '40s
Thu, Oct 6 - Sun, Oct 9
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Everyone knows that the big band era began with Benny Goodman’s spectacular emergence in 1935, and that the era reached its apex between 1939 and 1942 with the popularity of Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Gene Krupa, Harry James and Glenn Miller. What is less acknowledged is that these bands derived much of their various musical styles from the black bands which both preceded them and shared swing audiences. With the exception of Duke Ellington, none of these bands received the exposure on radio, in film and at the most famous dance pavilions as did their white counterparts. We will examine the exciting musical legacy of Fletcher Henderson, Jimmie Lunceford, Chick Webb, Erskine Hawkins, Earl Hines, Count Basie, and other dynamic black bands.

Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Lyn Burg, vocals
Michael Stone, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Steve Owen, reeds
Frank Kenney, reeds
Bob Bork, reeds
Craig Bender, reeds
Roger Woods, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
John Dulaney, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Glenn Bonney, trombone
John Polese, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Jason Palmer, drums
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