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Chicago WinterDance returns to the Chicago Cultural Center for our Spring Open House on Friday, March 6.
The Galaxie will be providing a short 1920s Charleston lesson, a dance form that exemplified the new social norm of the period. Music was for listening, dancing and connecting with your community.
The Lake Shore Four is a traditional Jazz quartet embodying the styles of Chicago and New York Jazz of the 1920s, playing a variety of blues, ballads and dance numbers in the authentic style of Chicago backrooms, and New York ballrooms. The musicians featured are Mike Davis (cornet), John Donatowicz (guitar/banjo), Patrick Donley (piano) and Steve Torrico (drums).
Chicago’s fast-growing manufacturing, railroad, meatpacking, and other industries brought the city a great deal of wealth, along with an exuberant culture for which jazz became the soundtrack. Chicago’s jazz recording industry sprang up rapidly in the early 1920s. The Okeh label, which issued early Louis Armstrong sides, had a studio on Chicago’s South Side. In 1926 the Victor label recorded the Ben Pollack Orchestra, notable for the first recordings of their young clarinet player, Benny Goodman, the future King of Swing. Chicago remained a key destination.
March 6, 2015
7:30 - 9 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
The following services are available for persons with disabilities:
El: Pink, Orange, Green, Brown, Purple to Randolph; Blue to Washington; Red to Lake.
Bus: 3, 4, 6, 10, 14, 26, 143, 144, 146, 147, 151, 157.
Metra and South Shore to Millennium Station.
For more travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com