The KU Interdisciplinary Jazz Studies Group Presents its
Third Annual Colloquium:
Territory Bands, Then and Now
Image courtesy of Ed Fenner and the Department of Special Collections, University of Missouri - Kansas City
March 3, 2006, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union
University of Kansas
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(click here for complete program)
In conjunction with the 29th KU Jazz Festival, March 3-4, 2006
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Kansas City is recognized as an important locale of jazz history. The “Territory Bands” of the 1920s and 1930s were a crucial element of this scene: their regional tours and one-nighters across the Southwest and Midwest developed the audiences and styles that led up to and sustained Kansas City jazz.
“Territory Bands, Then and Now” is an all-day event devoted to re-considering jazz history as traveling culture. Expanding our focus beyond the traditional “Territory Bands,” we will explore a range of communities and destinations, routes and regional scenes, past and present.
KCUR Radio Host
Co-author of Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop—A History, and director of the Marr Sound Archives, UMKC
Territory band legends
vocalist and dancer
Orestie “Rusty” Tucker, vocalist and drummer
Learn local jazz history from
Clyde Bysom , clarinetist and saxophonist, who has played jazz in Lawrence since 1933
interviewed by drummer Bruce Roberts (click here for a special invitation from Clyde)
Keynote lecture by
Bill Lowe, performer, composer, and professor of musicology at Barnard College and New England Conservatory: Prof. Lowe has recorded with Muhal Richard Abrams; Henry Threadgill, Frank Foster; and has toured and performed with Cecil Taylor’s orchestra, Humane; Makonda Ken McIntire; Sam Rivers, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others.
For more information, contact William J. Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sherrie Tucker, 785-864-2305.
Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, KU Center for Research, KU Libraries, and the Office of the Chancellor.