Statesmen of Jazz

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Statesmen of Jazz was a swing jazz group started in 1994 by the American Federation of Jazz Societies.

The group performs as a sextet, but it has a rotating, all-star membership comprising about thirty musicians. The group released its first album in 1994 for Arbors Records, performed at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee in 1995, and toured Japan in 1997.[1]

When the group started, all of its members were over the age of sixty-five.[2]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Statesmen of Jazz (Arbors, 1994)
  • A Multitude of Stars (Arbors, 2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kernfeld, Barry, ed. (2002). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 652. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Statesmen of Jazz". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Statesmen of Jazz - Statesmen of Jazz | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  4. ^ "A Multitude of Stars - Statesmen of Jazz | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 October 2017.