WHAT WAS PLAYING ON TENNESSEE’S VICTROLA?

Drummer and Smoke Session 2

The Pfister Sisters (Holley Bendtsen, Karen Stoehr and Yvette Voelker, with pianist Amasa Miller) bring their unique experimental rhythms and intricate harmonies that harken to the hot jazz scene of the 1920’s and 30’s. Steeped in jazz history, they carry on the sweet-hot vocal harmony indigenous to New Orleans created by our own jazz visionaries, the Boswell Sisters, Connee, Martha, and Vet, in the 1920’s. When The Pfister Sisters learned that Tennessee Williams danced from childhood with his sister Rose to music playing on their Victrola, wrote with music playing, and was one of the first playwrights to specify music in his plays, they developed this program of the kind of music he might have been listening to and influenced by.

Sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Community Partnership Grants.

  SUN 3/25 1:00 PM

  Individual tickets to this event are available for $10

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  Palm Court Jazz Café



Participants include: