More great tunes from the '20s!
Fri, Feb 6 - Sun, Feb 15
Last year’s Jazz Kings tribute to the Jazz Age was such a hit, was such a gas to do, and so much great material from that hot, sassy and fascinating period of American popular music had to left out, Jesse and the band felt they just had to do a follow-up version! This year’s show gives a special nod to the many fantastic female vocalists of the period, including Helen Kane, Annette Hanshaw, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox; but we’ll also look take on early sides by Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby and the Rhythm Boys and more. Look for such gems as “Dangerous Nan McGrew”, “That’s My Weakness Now”, “Body And Soul”, “I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl”, “River Boat Shuffle”, “Wild Women Don’t Have The Blues”, “Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight”. and, of course, "Avalon"!
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, music director, reeds
 Dipper Mouth Blues
Music by Louis Armstrong, King Oliver
 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Am I Blue?
(1929) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Grant Clarke - Music by Harry Akst
 Yellow Dog Blues
Words & music by W. C. Handy
 Doctor Jazz
Words by Walter Melrose - Music by King Oliver
 I Thank You Mister Moon
Words & music by Abel Baer, Dolly Morse, Dave Oppenheim
 That's My Weakness Now
Words & music by Sam Stept, Bud Green
Music by Bix Beiderbecke
 King Porter Stomp
Music by Jelly Roll Morton
 Dangerous Nan McGrew
(1930) Dangerous Nan McGrew
Words by Don Hartman - Music by Al Goodhart
 Happy Days Are Here Again
Words by Jack Yellen - Music by Milton Ager
 Camp Meeting Blues
Music by King Oliver
 Say It Isn't So
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Down Hearted Blues
Words & music by Alberta Hunter, Lovie Austin
 He's So Unusual
(1929) Sweetie
Words by Al Lewis - Music by Abner Silver, Al Sherman
(1920) interpolated into Sinbad
Words & music by B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose
 Body And Soul
(1930) Three's a Crowd
Words by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton - Music by Johnny Green
 There'll Be Some Changes Made
Words by Billy Higgins - Music by Benton Overstreet
 Washboard Blues
Words by Fred B. Callahan - Words & music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Words by Don Raye - Music by Lil Hardin Armstrong
 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Words & music by Jimmy Cox
 Shine On, Harvest Moon
Words & music by Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Milton Ager, 1893-1979
Harry Akst, 1894-1963
Louis Armstrong, 1901-1971
Lil Hardin Armstrong, 1898-1971
Lovie Austin, 1887-1972
Abel Baer, -
Nora Bayes, 1880-1928
Bix Beiderbecke, 1903-1931
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Fred B. Callahan, -
Hoagy Carmichael, 1899-1981
Grant Clarke, 1891-1931
Jimmy Cox, 1882-1925
B. G. DeSylva, 1895-1950
Frank Eyton, 1894-1962
Al Goodhart, 1905-1955
Johnny Green, 1908-1989
Bud Green, 1897-1981
W. C. Handy, 1873-1958
Don Hartman, 1900-1958
Edward Heyman, 1907-1981
Billy Higgins, -
Alberta Hunter, 1895-1984
Al Jolson, 1886-1950
Al Lewis, 1901-1967
Walter Melrose, 1889-1973
Dolly Morse, -
Jelly Roll Morton, 1890-1941
Jack Norworth, 1879-1959
King Oliver, 1885-1938
Dave Oppenheim, -
Benton Overstreet, -
Don Raye, 1909-1985
Vincent Rose, 1880-1944
Al Sherman, 1897-1973
Abner Silver, 1899-1966
Robert Sour, -1985
Sam Stept, 1897-1964
Jack Yellen, 1892-1991
Ticket/Venue Info
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