Dance band at the Sorrento Restaurant, One Tree Hill, 1959. Rykenberg Photography. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1269-A0997-01

The Jazz Age in Tāmaki Makaurau

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Wednesday 27 September, 12pm-1pm


Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library

44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland Central

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09 890 2412


Event details

By 1923, the Jazz Age was in full swing in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, with venues ranging from The Dixieland to Trades Hall, The Cafeteria and the Click Clack Cabaret.

A century later, this talk takes you on a digital tour of Auckland’s jazz venues in the 1920s.

Join Dr Aleisha Ward as she explores the bands, audiences, and scandalous behaviour that had morality campaigners concerned for the safety of people’s characters.

Presented by: Auckland Council Libraries

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