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Sunday, February 17 Concert
Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest, IL
|The RED ROSE RAGTIME BAND was formed in the early 1980's in the Chicago,Illinois, area with the express purpose of playing a musical repertoire reflecting almost every aspect of early jazz music, including ragtime.
Today, the Red Rose has perhaps the widest variety of traditional jazz sound of any band in America. Represented on the "menu" are compositions by Jelly Roll Morton, Tiny Parham, Benny Moten, and King Oliver to mention a few of the classic jazz composers. Rags by Scott Joplin, James Scott, Joe Jordan, May Aufderheide and others highlight the ragtime era. Red Rose delves into early Dixieland with seldom-heard tunes by the pre-l920 Original Dixieland Jass Band--- then continues into the "hot '20's " with the marvelous music generated by the legendary Bix Beiderbecke and others. The "West Coast Revival" period is represented by Lu Watters and Turk Murphy compositions. No matter what the
tune, Red Rose plays each in the style in which it was originally played or recorded.