MER 03: James Reese Europe

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This innovative American musician bridged the gap between ragtime and jazz, and created a sensation in France with his 369th Infantry Regiment Band. In this podcast we discuss Europe’s music, innovations in the area of music business, and lasting contributions to American music. Europe’s music is an important part of Brandon’s upcoming January 31st recital. You’ll hear Brandon discuss why he chose to feature this composer and what his research has taught us about this little-known figure in American music.

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James Reese Europe

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