The State Street Traditional Jazz Band will take to the Lincoln Theater stage in Damariscotta on Friday night, Aug. 24 at 7:30. The Band performs vintage New Orleans Jazz dating back to the authentic origins of this music at the turn of the last Century from the early to mid-1900s.
These enchanting sounds were birthed and only heard then in New Orleans and throughout the Louisiana Delta region. However, following World War I, jazz moved north out of New Orleans and in the course of the move it inevitably changed. Still, at that time many musical greats kept it alive such as Louis Armstrong, and other notable musicians of that era. In more recent years, the Original Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans, and a few traditional New Orleans jazz groups played this enchanting music in its authentic form.
Sadly, today those original legendary musicians with deep roots to the origins of jazz have passed, but the State Street Traditional Jazz Band is dedicated to playing, preserving and keeping this joyful music alive!
The State Street Traditional Jazz Band performs familiar early jazz songs, blues numbers and old New Orleans spirituals dating back over 100 years. Favorites from this era played by the Band include: “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Has anybody Seen My Gal,” “Saint Louis Blues,” and over 150 other songs in their musical repertoire from that time period.
Tickets, available at the door - the theater is at 2 Theater St., Damariscotta, starting at 6:30 p.m. the day of the concert, are $20 adult, $18 Lincoln Theater members, and free for youth 18 and under.
For additional information, email the theater at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-3424. Be sure to join in for a toe-tapping, foot-stomping good time!