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Kaiser Bill Invented Jazz


Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

Kaiser Bill Invented Jazz

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Jazz was born in WW1. This unique show follows the seeds of jazz from around the globe to New Orleans.In songs and contemporary stories, through the tango and foxtrot, black regiments, religious line-singing and marching bands, we rediscover those early days and hear the progress of a musical revolution. We find out how the immense changes to everyday life, wartime profiteering, escape from misery, sparked the explosion of this new and sophisticated music. Actor, Crawford Logan, fronts a stellar ensemble of musicians, actors, dancers and singers, in this fast-moving show, written and produced by Dave Batchelor. Find out how Kaiser Bill, by starting a war, accidentally gave us the music of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington!


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