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- Event: Strictly Clean & Decent with special guest Reggie Harris
Hillbilly jazz players blend elements of blues, dixieland, ragtime, old-time, country, bluegrass, western swing, rock, and jazz to create a free-flowing style of music that’s unique to the mountains. The music is highly improvisational with each selection containing many rhythmic and harmonic variations. Performers use traditional string band instruments such as guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass, dobro, and banjo, sometimes combined with honky-tonk piano, percussion, and horns.
The Hillbilly Jazz program featuring Strictly Clean and Decent with Reggie Harris will highlight the jazz influences of Benny Goodman, Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grapelli, Vassar Clements, David Grisman and Charlie Parker.
Hilbilly Jazz witll be hosted in the Recital Hall, B100.