Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20
On the morning of February 26, 1917, while America simmered on the brink of war, the Victor Talking Machine Company brought a band of five musical revolutionaries from New Orleans into their new recording studio at 46 West 38th Street in Manhattan. They called themselves “The Original Dixieland ‘Jass’ Band”, and they played an exciting, fiery kind of music that was unlike anything else on record at that time, and which the New York public hadn’t heard before. On that historic day, the ODJB made what would become the first “jazz” phonograph record. On October 11, one hundred years later, Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band will take you back to that historic moment in time and delight your senses with those very same sounds that exalted a war-weary nation and propelled it into a wild, hypnotic frenzy.