CJS repertoire includes creole jazz from the early years
as well as music from Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis
Armstrong. Duke Ellington. McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Mills
Blue Rhythm Band, Jabbo Smith, The New Orleans Owls, The
Astoria Hot Eight and many others.
CJS had the honor of performing the world premier of Jelly Roll Morton's
lost manuscripts and got rave reviews for a classic jazz program of
Jelly Roll Morton, creole and other classics performed with the Corpus
Christi Symphony Orchestra. Their CD "IN SEARCH OF KING OLIVER" was
the subject of a PRI radio program of the same name. The CD "CREOLE
BLUES" is one of OFFBEAT MAGAZINE'S essential 100 CDs of the 20th
century from Louisiana and has been featured on Delta Airlines inflight
music program as well as Nick Spitzer's American Routes radio program
We know you'll enjoy our performance and we look forward to playing
for you in your town.
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