The Kazoo: More than Just an Annoying Party Favor

Kazoo exhibit from January 2-30, 2013, at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library (a very Seuss-ian thing to do.)
and a live event at the exhibit on National Kazoo Day! (Jan. 28 at noon—hear new chamber works for kazoo!)

Free exhibit; free event; free kazoo!

“The Kazoo: More than Just an Annoying Party Favor”
This exhibit will showcase the kazoo’s African and African-American roots, plot its place in Americana, reveal its role in the early jazz age, catalog its classical repertoire, and peek at its popular music successes. A collection of intriguing kazoos will be on display.

Some surprising kazoo facts will be explored further at the exhibit:
Speech therapists have had considerable success using the kazoo as a therapy tool.
Richard Wagner, Arnold Schoenberg, Charles Ives, Paul McCartney, and other musical luminaries have used the kazoo in composition, performance, and recording. An exhibit bonus: the physics behind how the kazoo works will be revealed!

Exhibit runs January 2 through January 30, 2013 on the lower level, West wing of Geisel Library at UC San Diego. For more information: or (858) 822-5758

AND ON Monday, January 28, 2013 at 12:00 noon we’ll have a NATIONAL KAZOO DAY EVENT!
All library visitors on National Kazoo Day will get a free kazoo! We’ll survey the kazoo’s greatest hits and premiere some new chamber works for kazoo. Hosted by Scott Paulson, outreach coordinator of the Arts Library at UC San Diego.

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