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The Sound of Swing Dance Party

The Sound of Swing Dance Party

Come celebrate Mardi Gras and the Centennial of the first jazz recording in 1917 with 88.9 WCVE’s Sound of Swing host, Steve Clark. Enjoy an evening of dancing under the “stars” in one of the largest TV studios on the East Coast. Brush up on your Charleston, Swing, and Lindy Hop steps with dance lessons by Simply Ballroom and 1920s jazz music from the Doctors of Jazz.

Vintage and cocktail attire are encouraged. Cash bar and classic New Orleans-inspired refreshments will be served. Hosted by Richmond’s public radio station, 88.9 WCVE.

When: Saturday, February 25, 7:00-11:00 p.m.
Where: 23 Sesame Street, Richmond 23235 • Television Studio A
Costs: Tickets are $20 per person • Get Your Tickets Here

About the First Jazz Recording: “Livery Stable Blues” (1917)
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band was a Dixieland jazz band that made the first jazz recordings in early 1917. Their “Livery Stable Blues” became the first jazz single ever issued.

Original Dixieland Jazz Band - from an original 1918 promotional postcard while the band was playing at Reisenweber's Cafe in New York City. Shown are (left to right) Tony Sbarbaro (aka Tony Spargo) on drums; Edwin "Daddy" Edwards on trombone; D. James "Nick" LaRocca on cornet; Lawrence "Larry" Shields on clarinet, and Henry Ragas on piano.

By Unknown - Scanned by Infrogmation from original 1918 promotional postcard, Public Domain, Link