Enjoy an informative and pleasant treat Nov. 13 when jazz trombonist David Sager, curator of the Library of Congress’ National Jukebox, talks about the largest collection of historical recordings ever made publicly available online, and the ongoing effort to make accessible sound recordings from the first twenty-five years of the 20th century. Sager, whose specialty is early jazz, will outline details of the National Jukebox, a program that preserves not only early jazz music but poetry and speeches as well.
In addition, Sager will perform examples of early jazz with Pensacola’s Dixieland Dandies. Friends of the West Florida Library will provide light refreshments. Visitors can also visit the Jazz Room on the second floor of the library. This is a long-standing cooperative effort of Jazz Pensacola, Friends of the West Florida Public Library and West Florida Public Library.
Sager has toured the United States and Europe and is a regular instructor at New Orleans jazz workshops. Sager received a Grammy nomination for his notes for the compact disc “King Oliver, Off the Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings.” He works in the Library of Congress’ Recorded Sound Research Center and continues to perform at jazz festivals and club gigs.