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Around the World in 80 Plays: A Phonographic Journey

  • Jazzanooga Arts Space 431 East Martin Luther King Boulevard Chattanooga, TN, 37403 United States (map)

Travel to far-flung locales via the arcane medium of 78rpm record and let the music of exotic lands enchant and excite your eardrums! DJ Passé (Lon Eldridge) takes you on an epic audio journey spanning 24,901 miles and 24 countries in just two hours. That's enough to make Verne's own Phileas Fogg jealous! These antique recordings, gathered from the four corners of the globe, will be presented upon a stunning 1905 Victor V-2 external horn gramophone and a c. 1925-30 HMV Model 103 for authenticity's sake and for your ocular enjoyment. Don't miss this unique phonolecture!

Drinks and snacks available for purchase. 

About the teacher:

DJ Passé is a vintage deejay, playing music from the 78rpm era (1898-1959) on antique wind-up gramophones, specializing in swing, blues, hot jazz, bop, ragtime, Western swing, pre-jazz dance music, hillbilly, rhythm and blues, vocal groups, early rock and roll, pop tunes, and novelty recordings. Don't miss this unique audio/visual experience!

About Jazzanooga:

Jazzanooga, created in 2011 as a citywide celebration of jazz, is a community initiative that not only draws from the cultural relevance and history of our city and its residents, but also provides a festive platform where diverse communities can gather and celebrate Chattanooga’s extraordinary jazz heritage. The Chattery is a proud supporter and partner of Jazzanooga.