“The King’s Tiger Rag” plots the moving story of cornetist Nick La Rocca, from his New Orleans childhood to forming the ODJB, moving his band from one Chicago dive to another, to playing for King George V at Buckingham Palace, the part that the Prince of Wales played in inviting the band to Britain, the establishment’s opposition to the tour, the profound effect that the arrival of Jazz in Britain had on society, and the reasons why the tour, which should have been four weeks long, lasted for fourteen memorable months
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
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Meet The Speaker, Roger
Born in the industrial North of England, during the second world war, Roger’s upbringing was humble, but his recollections are dominated by indelible memories of humanity, care, love and, above all, music and lots and lots of humour. Roger is now, primarily, a storyteller. He draws on his incredible experiences of life and performance, to deliver an eclectic mix of creative music and hilarious tales, informing and entertaining special interest groups, the length and breadth of Britain. His live performances have spanned seven decades and three continents.
Preparing for the Event
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