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The Brigham Young University School of Music presents Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band in concert, Mar. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The concert is free and no tickets are required.

This season’s Jazz Legacy concert will focus on New York City Jazz of the 1920s. Steve Call, director, is focusing on the history of jazz to celebrate the 100th anniversary since the Original Dixieland Jazz Band made the first jazz recordings in New York City in 1917.

The original records and those of other classic jazz artists launched the “Jazz Age” and made the 1920s roar. The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band will play jazz of the 1920s, including that of original Dixieland jazz Band, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman and other classic jazz bandleaders.

The concert will also feature guest artist Tad Calcara. Calcara is the principal clarinet with the Utah Symphony and an outstanding jazz artist. He established and currently performs with the New Deal Swing Band. This band performs original arrangements made famous by the great Big Bands of the 1930s and 40s. Calcara has extensively researched archives to locate original manuscripts that were used seventy years ago.

The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band recently attended the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Youth Band Festival where the band won several awards including most outstanding collegiate band and outstanding collegiate instrumentalist in every category.

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  • Performance Date: Mar. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
  • Price: Free
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