• How Norfolk Got the Groove

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    John Davison and Chrissy D present in music, words and video clips, the story of how Norfolk was one of the first parts of England to hear Rhythm and Blues when black American service men came to the region during and after the Second World War.

    This previously untold story explains how they brought hard rocking rhythm and blues, jazz and swing records with them – on the weekends the clubs and pubs of Norwich were rammed and jammed to the sounds of these imported records belonging to USA servicemen who were bussed into the city from the nearby air bases. Local jazz musicians who were there tell their story of how black American culture influenced them in these entertaining afternoon and evening sessions, featuring live music. Donations welcome.

    Funded by the American Connection.

    Location:
    Norfolk libraries (specific locations below)
    Admission:
    Free
    Accessibility:
    Fully accessible
  • Dates & Locations

  • How Norfolk Got the Groove

    Wed. 24 October 2012 | 3 - 4:30 PM

    John Davison and Chrissy D present in music, words and video clips, the story of how Norfolk was one of the first parts of England to hear Rhythm and Blues when black American service men came to the region during and after the Second World War.

    This previously untold story explains how they brought hard rocking rhythm and blues, jazz and swing records with them – on the weekends the clubs and pubs of Norwich were rammed and jammed to the sounds of these imported records belonging to USA servicemen who were bussed into the city from the nearby air bases. Local jazz musicians who were there tell their story of how black American culture influenced them in these entertaining afternoon and evening sessions, featuring live music. Donations welcome.

    Funded by the American Connection.

    Location:
    North Walsham: North Walsham Public Library, New Road, NR28 9DE
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01692 402482
  • How Norfolk Got the Groove

    Thu. 25 October 2012 | 6:30 - 8 PM

    John Davison and Chrissy D present in music, words and video clips, the story of how Norfolk was one of the first parts of England to hear Rhythm and Blues when black American service men came to the region during and after the Second World War.

    This previously untold story explains how they brought hard rocking rhythm and blues, jazz and swing records with them – on the weekends the clubs and pubs of Norwich were rammed and jammed to the sounds of these imported records belonging to USA servicemen who were bussed into the city from the nearby air bases. Local jazz musicians who were there tell their story of how black American culture influenced them in these entertaining afternoon and evening sessions, featuring live music. Donations welcome.

    Funded by the American Connection.

    Location:
    Stalham: Stalham Public Library, High Street, NR12 9AN
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01692 580794
  • How Norfolk Got the Groove

    Thu. 1 November 2012 | 6:30 - 8 PM

    John Davison and Chrissy D present in music, words and video clips, the story of how Norfolk was one of the first parts of England to hear Rhythm and Blues when black American service men came to the region during and after the Second World War.

    This previously untold story explains how they brought hard rocking rhythm and blues, jazz and swing records with them – on the weekends the clubs and pubs of Norwich were rammed and jammed to the sounds of these imported records belonging to USA servicemen who were bussed into the city from the nearby air bases. Local jazz musicians who were there tell their story of how black American culture influenced them in these entertaining afternoon and evening sessions, featuring live music. Donations welcome.

    Funded by the American Connection.

    Location:
    Cromer: Cromer Public Library, Prince of Wales Road, NR27 9HS
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01263 512850
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