Kōrero: Jazz and dance bands

Dance band, Wairarapa, 1937

Dance band, Wairarapa, 1937

This 1937 linocut by Hinehauone Cook shows a country dance of the kind that had been common in New Zealand for several decades. This dance is in the meeting house of Te Ore Ore marae, near Masterton in the Wairarapa. In the back left corner members of the band can be seen playing saxophones. New Zealand jazz music emerged from dance bands such as this. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-915-q-016
Linocut by Hinehauone Coralie Cook

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Chris Bourke, 'Jazz and dance bands - Early New Zealand jazz bands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/44940/dance-band-wairarapa-1937 (accessed 12 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Chris Bourke, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014