Antedating Jaz(z) musician to 1916

sclements at NEO.RR.COM sclements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun May 25 20:05:15 UTC 2014


Using the subscription version of Genealogy Bank--

8 July 1916 _The Broad Ax_ Chicago(IL) 4/2 (Headline)Eighth troops swing in camp to "Jaz" band. [Not an antedating of jaz{z} band.] Later, in the article about colored troops from Chicago going to Texas, we read--"In the Eighth regiment are preachers, "Jaz" musicians, postal clerks, porters...."

Sam Clements

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