Red Hot Strings is a celebration of the “Jazz Age” string players— a long line of musicians steeped in ragtime, blues and the popular music of the 1920s and ’30s. This primarily means Hot Jazz and 1930’s Swing, and the string-reliant sub-genres of Western Swing, Hawaiian Swing and even the jazzier jugbands of the American South. From Ragtime to Blues, to Classical and Creole, many musical traditions had a hand in the development of the harmonically and rhythmically compelling improvisatory vocabulary of Jazz, and stringed instrument players were in the mix from its inception.
RED HOT STRINGS PERFORMANCES
Red Hot Strings
Saturday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Wheeler Theater, Tickets $30
Matt Munisteri, Dave Biller, Don Stiernberg, Eva Scow, Jeremy Wakefield, Jonathan Stout, Katie Shore, Mikiya Matsuda, and Tyler Jackson