Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Classic JazzA Personal View of the Music and the Musicians$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Floyd Levin

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520213609

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520213609.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use (for details see http://california.universitypressscholarship.com/page/535/privacy-policy-and-legal-notice).date: 11 December 2017

Jazz on the West Coast

Jazz on the West Coast

Chapter:
(p.230) Jazz on the West Coast
Source:
Classic Jazz
Author(s):

Floyd Levin

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520213609.003.0007

This chapter takes a look at jazz on the West Coast. It reveals the efforts to resurrect the spirited music that slowly disappeared during the swing era in different parts of the United States, Australia, and Europe. The most enthusiastic revival activity occurred in the West Coast, and was led by several independent record firms. The chapter describes Los Angeles during the swing era and recalls the Palomar Ballroom Fire of October 2, 1939. Several notable jazz musicians during this time are introduced, including Benny Strickler and Dave Dexter, Jr.

Keywords:   West Coast jazz, swing era, revival, independent record firms, Los Angeles, Palomar Ballroom Fire

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.