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Exhibition Jazz in France, 1918-1939, from a war to another

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The Carré des Coignards in Nogent-sur-Marne welcomes until Sunday September 23 the exhibition « Jazz in France, 1918-1939, from a war to another » organized by the European Canter od Jazz musics (CEMJAZZ)* in Chevilly-Larue.

This association aims to classify and catalog the archives collected during a lifetime by collectors (Michel Pfau, Olivier Brard, Pierre Lafargue, Daniel Koechlin …).

Rare pieces are the material of the exhibition in the form of photos, scores, programs and concert posters, judiciously commented and illustrated by music 78 laps.

Le Rugissement du Tigre Grégor et ses Grégoriens

Thus, the first Cake-Walks performed at the Universal Exhibition in Paris (1900), the introduction in France of syncopated music with the James Reese Europe orchestra of are evoked.

Josephine Baker, Le Tumulte Noir, Art Deco Poster by Paul Colin, 1929

The event that constituted La Revue Nègre in 1925; that is to say all the elements that will guide the first steps of the French jazz with the constitution of Ray Ventura and Raymond Legrand orchestras, for example, the emergence of the first major French jazz soloists (André Ekyan, Alix Combelle )., for example, the emergence of the first major French jazz soloists (André Ekyan, Alix Combelle ).

Ta Bouche de Maurice Yvain par les Mitchells Jazz Kings – 1923

Or the advent, in 1934, of the famous quintet of the Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli. At the same time, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter will be coming.

Not to miss!

Note that the CEMJAZZ has close relationship with the association Jazz Chevilly-Larue * organizer of excellent monthly concerts.

Contact : Jean-Pierre Daubresse – jeanpierre.daubresse@orange.fr

* Jazz à Chevilly-Larue

Salle Léo Ferré – 65, avenue du Président Franklin Roosevelt -94450 Chevilly-Larue

contact : Patrick Joyeux – joyeux.rouxel@gmail.com

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