Ragtime Band, Mr. Joe Team Up For Concert
DENTON — The
refined atmosphere of the Margo Jones Performance Hall at Texas
Woman’s University would hardly seem to lend itself to audience
members doing the Chicken Dance.
But that’s what
Dr. John Flohr hopes will happen when Alexandria’s Ragtime
Band takes the stage for a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
28. The performance hall is located at Oakland and Sawyer streets
on TWU’s Denton campus. For more information, call (940) 898-2500.
Flohr, director of Alexandria’s
Ragtime Band and professor of music education at TWU, said the concert
will be a potpourri, featuring jazz standards, Oktoberfest music
and guest performers Mr. Joe and Friends.
The concert will open
with Alexandria’s Ragtime Band performing “Basin Street
Blues,” “Sweet Lotus Blossom,” “St. James
Infirmary” and Jelly Roll Morton’s “Mister Joe.”
The second part of the
concert will feature Oktoberfest band music, including the “Chicken
Dance.” Flohr said he hopes the audience will join in on the
fun and do the dance at their seats.
Mister Joe and Friends
will follow the “Chicken Dance” with odes to hats, Chihuahuas
and Dr. Phil. Mister Joe, also known as Joseph Pinson, is a member
of TWU’s music therapy faculty who performs regularly in and
The concert will close
with Alexandria’s Ragtime Band and Mister Joe and Friends
teaming up on “Bill Bailey” and “When the Saints
Go Marching In.”
Band specializes in the ragtime and Dixieland idioms of the late
19th and early 20th century American jazz music. The group has performed
throughout the United States and in Europe.
For Further Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456