Feb 11, 2010

Jazz Arts Group features Louis Armstrong in February

There is some really great programming coming from the Jazz Arts Group in February! In honor of Black History Month, JAG is featuring the music and history of Louis Armstrong. Lectures, classes, and performances abound!

Louis Armstrong’s
Hot Fives & Hot Sevens Revisited

February 19 + 20, 2010 8:00PM Lincoln Theatre, Columbus
Byron Stripling – trumpet
Allan Vache – clarinet
Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
Mark Flugge – piano
Donn Vappie – banjo/guitar
Robert Breithaupt – drums
Tony Zilincik – tuba
Larry Cook – bass

Show Description:

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus will present the music of Louis Armstrong’s famous Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings through a series of concerts and educational activities in February to coincide with Black History Month and the rebirth of the Lincoln Theatre. The music of the Hot Five and the Hot Seven is considered by most critics to be among the finest recordings in jazz history. The Hot Fives began in 1925 and the instrumentation included trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano and guitar/banjo with the addition of drums and tuba in 1927 to make the Hot Sevens. “Louis Armstrong provided jazz with its quantum leap forward – his Hot Five and Hot Seven group recordings were the culmination of all he had accomplished in music to that point,” cites All About Jazz.

Here's the complete list of JAG programming themed around Louis Armstrong:

  • 2/18- KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Louis Armstrong: American Icon with John E. Hasse
  • 2/19- WORKSHOP/LECTURE - Louis Armstrong Solo Improvisation with Mark C. Gridley
  • 2/20- WORKSHOP/LECTURE – The Banjo and its Influence on American Music
  • 2/19 and 2/20- CONCERT- The Louis Armstrong Hot Fives/Hot Sevens Revisited

  • For tickets, class registration, and more info go to the Jazz Arts Group website


    The Smithsonian has educational materials on their website to honor the jazz master as well- great stuff even if you aren't in 4th grade!

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