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Augusta Event: Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia
Presented by Christopher Wilkinson

Tuesday, October 20 @ 7 pm
by The Augusta Heritage Center on Facebook Live, Zoom

The coal fields of West Virginia would seem an unlikely market for big band jazz during the Great Depression. However, a prosperous African American audience of coal-industry workers created a robust audience for jazz tours. Black Mountaineers flocked to dances by the hundreds to hear bands led by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Andy Kirk, Jimmie Lunceford, and Chick Webb.

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Date:
October 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Augusta Heritage Center
Phone:
(304) 637-1209
Website:
https://augustaheritagecenter.org/