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Date Oct 15, 2012 - Oct 14, 2013
Location Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign
Cost No Cost
Sponsor Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Phone 217-244-9309
Event type Exhibit
Views 73812
Originating Calendar Library Calendar

The June 30, 1925 headline of the Trenton Times proclaimed, “Jazz Always Here Says Bandmaster,” as the Sousa Band was about to premiere John Philip Sousa’s latest music fantasy, Jazz America. Sousa stated, “Like the poor, jazz has always been with us and always will be. The phase of it we are witnessing today will pass, but tomorrow some individual will give it a new label and it will drift along its merry way, a rose under another name, but smelling just as sweet.” This exhibit of music, photographs, and news clippings illustrates the interesting “love-hate” relationship that Sousa had with this uniquely American form of popular music and its impact on how he marketed his band’s concerts. 

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