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Earlville Association for Ragtime Lovers Yearning for
Jazz Advancement and Socialization
History Corner
Brooke Anderson
Having fallen in love with traditional jazz in his early teens, Brooke
has maintained that love affair throughout his life. He
went from listener to activist as the co-founder of the Central Ohio
Hot Jazz Society and a founding board member of the American
Federation of Jazz Societies, and managed their second annual
meeting in Chicago in 1987. These activities allowed him to meet
and interact with many jazz luminaries. As an amateur historian, he
has taken a keen interest in the history of jazz, and tied it in with
his other historical focus, World War One, with a special eye on
the U. S. Army’s role in introducing jazz to Europe.