The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band: More than a Century of a New Orleans Icon

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In 1910, the Tuxedo Jazz Band played its first show at the Tuxedo Dance Hall in Storyville under Oscar Celestin. The popular ensemble went on to play all over New Orleans, as well as across the South and the nation. In 1953, it became the first jazz band to play the White House. The band has punctuated jazz history and produced some of the most memorable musicians of the past century: Bob French, Albert French, William Ridgley, Octave Crosby, Louis Armstrong and more. Author Sally Newhart has written a definitive and captivating history of the band from inception to present, including oral histories, archival photos, discography and a previously unpublished complete list of members since 1910.
ISBN: 9781626190078
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Louisiana
Images: 47
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Sally Newhart is a small business owner in New Orleans and was a close friend of former Tuxedo Jazz Band Leader, the late Bob French. Bruce Boyd Raeburn is the Curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University and director of special collections. Dr. Raeburn is a musician and author of New Orleans Style and the Writing of American Jazz History.
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