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The Classic Jazz Masters are proud to announce that they will be appearing at the BROOKLYN THEATRE in Pretoria in a show called THE ROARING TWENTIES. DATE: 10 May 2015 (Mother’s Day) TIME: 15h00 WHERE: Brooklyn Theatre, Greenlyn Village Centre, Shop 21 /Theatre, C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets, Menlo Park BOOKING: Brooklyn Theatre Website ENQUIRIES: Brooklyn Theatre (012 460…

Woodrow Charles “Woody” Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinettist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called “The Herd”, Herman was one of the most popular of the 1930s and 1940s bandlead-ers. His bands often played music that was experimental for its time….

The band was initially billed as “The Four or Five Rubes of Vaude-ville”. Costumes and vaudeville sketches changed with the 1915 show. In some pictures of the group, they wear long coats and sport beards. They were so successful that even Chicago mobster Al Capone wanted his picture taken with the band. Below is a…