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In a time of segregation, when jazz and baseball flourished, a courageous group of men struggled to achieve their dreams despite the odds.
This compelling new jazz opera tells the fast-paced story of Negro League baseball players whose talents went unacknowledged whilst their jazz compatriots reached stardom by defining a new art form. Julian Joseph’s swinging score inspired by the era of Ellington and Armstrong offers a lively evening of home runs, peanuts and Cracker Jack, which is great fun for all the family!
Children’s Jazz Opera, programmed with participating primary schools.
Headline acts: Julian Joseph, Cleveland Watkiss, The Julian Joseph Quintet, Cast of Local School Children