John A. Provenzano in New Orleans - the 1890's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 71:

Memories go back to the days of the loud jazz bands of the easy 'nineties [1890's], when we were just starting out with patch-up cornets and trombones, leaky valves on clarinets which were usually minus a key or two, and homemade bass fiddles, and warped guitars. We must have sounded just as lousy as the professional element, but by constant plugging night and day for days, months, and even years, some went on to fame and fortune (also ruin).
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Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 71. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436023057602 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

John A. Provenzano
Clarinetist
1897-1972

Listening to

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New Orleans Brass Band music

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:17:38 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:26:34 +0100