Kōrero: Jazz and dance bands

Saturday night dance, Dunedin, 1950s

Saturday night dance, Dunedin, 1950s

The enormous popularity of public dancing is evident from this photo of a Saturday night dance at the Dunedin Town Hall, probably in early 1955. Large and enthusiastic crowds like this kept numbers of musicians in regular employment and encouraged the development of a thriving jazz scene.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: Evening Star

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Chris Bourke, 'Jazz and dance bands - Early New Zealand jazz bands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/44944/saturday-night-dance-dunedin-1950s (accessed 13 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Chris Bourke, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014