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Up the Mississippi with the Dixie Diehards Jazz Band
April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
For their 11th appearance at the Marion Art Center, the Dixie Diehards will focus on the role of America’s mightiest river in the migration of traditional jazz music to all corners of America. Special for ArtWeek, a post concert Q & A with band members has been added. The Mississippi served both as transportation-via steamboat-and as inspiration for many a jazz musician. Our journey will embark from the great city of New Orleans, “the Birthplace of Jazz,” continue on to Memphis home of the famed Memphis Blues, Beale Street Blues and Basin Street Blues, and ends in St. Louis, home of prolific jazz composer W. C. Handy, whose unique style generated a whole new category of jazz. Special for ArtWeek, a post concert Q & A with band members has been added.