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University of Greenwich Big Band - Charity concert

The Cotton Club, Harlem And All That Jazz

Date: Sunday 18 March 2018

Time: 3:00pm

Location: At the Norbert Singer Lecture Theatre, Mansion Site, Avery Hill Campus, SE9 2PQ

Price: Free admission, by ticket only

There will be a charity collection for Delmeza Children Hospice 

During the Prohibition era, the Cotton Club delivered some of the greatest music legends of the Jazz Age - Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and more, virtually every major artist in big band and jazz history had graced its stage. The Cotton Club gained a national reputation due to the radio broadcasts of various performing artists at the club.

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Cotton Club by Olivia

The Cotton Club opened as Prohibition came into force in the USA. The primary goal of the club owner, a well known mobster, was to use the Cotton Club to illegally sell alcohol, and the music  and shows at the club were used to attract customers seeking food and 'alcoholic' drinks.

This multi-media concert will celebrate the life and times of the Cotton Club era with stories and images and music from the Big Band of those iconic times from the Cotton Club's opening in 1923  to its final closing in 1940.

For information and tickets (by email) contact  - Dr. Fred Parrett (University Big Band Manager). Email: bigband@gre.ac.uk. Tel -  020 8460 2116

Tickets limited by lecture theatre seating – allocated on an as requested basis.

Remember – no charge for tickets but there will be a collection for the  Demelza Hospice Care For Children a charity supporting families across Kent, South East London and East Sussex - See more at: www.demelza.org.uk