Kaiser Bill Invented Jazz
204 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AZ
Friday 14th July, 7.00pm
Jazz was born in WW1. We return to the seedbed of jazz and follow its progress to New Orleans and around the globe. In songs and contemporary stories, through the tango and foxtrot, black regiments, religious line-singing and marching bands, we rediscover those early days and hear the progress of a musical revolution. We find out how the immense changes to everyday life, wartime profiteering, escape from misery, sparked the explosion of this new and sophisticated music. Actor Crawford Logan fronts a stellar ensemble of musicians, actors, dancers and singers, in this fast-moving show, written and produced by Dave Batchelor. Find out how Kaiser Bill, by starting a war, accidentally gave us the music of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington!
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