The New Orleans Ragtime Festival presents
The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra
Sponsored by the Jazz and Heritage Foundation
Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 8pm
Taking its name from the SS Leviathan, a transatlantic ocean liner with a well-regarded dance band at the start of the 1920s, the orchestra was founded in 1972. Their first performance was at Tulane University, presenting a rather tongue-in-cheek concert of "best loved Oriental Foxtrots" (a then largely forgotten early 20th-century dance music genre, partially satirizing the then-current revival of scholarly interest in classic ragtime.