February 17, 2019

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The Last of the Blue Devils

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:February 17, 2019

To celebrate Black History Month and continue our focus on the Golden Age of Kansas City Jazz we hope you will join us TONIGHT at 7pm at the Saville Theatre for a screening of the documentary film,"The Last of the Blue Devils." During Prohibition Kansas City was a hotbed of vices and also a hotbed of jazz music. This 1979 film chronicles the last of Walter Page's Oklahoma City Blue Devils as they get together at the Union Hall to talk, sing and play. These musicians were from the Pendergast era and helped form jazz music as we know it today thanks to that "Kansas City Sound." Names like Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, Jay McShann, and Jo Jones to name a few. There will be a Q&A session immediately after the film led by station manager, Ken Poston. It is FREE for the public and no reservations (or parking permit for Lot 8) are required. We hope to see you there!