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Bob J. Koester in Jazz O'Maniacs: Sunset Cafe Stomp

Jazz O'Maniacs: Sunset Cafe Stomp

2006 NR

In this collection of raucous concert clips, the German-born Jazz O'Maniacs cut loose on stage at the annual Bixfest in Racine, Wis., and inside an Ace Hardware outlet on 35th Street in Chicago. Formerly the site of the legendary Sunset Café, the Windy City hardware store was once a favorite milieu for Louis "Satchmo"Armstrong in the late 1920s -- and remains a pilgrimage stop for hoards of modern jazz fans.