My goal in creating this blog is that jazz lovers and dancers in New York City will be able to go to one place to find information regarding traditional jazz bands and venues. They will also find reviews and upcoming news about the music itself.
Musicians and dancers will be able to find each other, nurturing the warm community that these two groups have formed. We have a great deal to learn from each other.
For jazz lovers in general, perhaps this blog is a place to find out about new kinds of music you've never explored before, or to discover that the music you thought had long left our local scene is in fact alive and kicking.
My dream is that one day I will turn this into a website that connects us globally.
Traditional Jazz or "Trad Jazz"
A music that originated in the streets of New Orleans in the 1910's and 20's. Created by musicians who combined the traditions of African and European music. We use it today to describe bands who draw their inspiration from the likes of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, Billie Holiday, and Jelly-Roll Morton. Often-times the blues, folk inflections and fiddle tunes are incorporated into their repertoires.