17 7:00 p.m.

The Offbeats Traditional Jazz Band

Small Stage Series

The Offbeats Traditional Jazz Band

Small Stage Series

17 7:00 p.m.

The music performed by the Offbeats features authentic American tunes from the late 1910s through the 1930s. Ragtime was still around, but a new genre was emerging, yet to be named “jazz.” This rough-and-tumble music utilized a tuba (for marching in a New Orleans Street band) and virtuoso solo instrumentalists like Louis Armstrong. Eventually, what we now call “Traditional Jazz” evolved into the smooth, big-band music we associate with the 1940s. The music we perform was created during the short time between Scott Joplin and Glenn Miller. In our show, you’ll enjoy family-friendly 3-minute tunes (which would fit on one side of a record). Bandleader Lawrence arranges our music from original scores and recordings that still exist from this period.

About The Offbeats:

The Offbeats Traditional Jazz Band is the venture of husband-and-wife team Lawrence and Jane Price.  During the pandemic of 2020, while stuck at home, they hatched a plan to help preserve the uniquely American music that emerged during the early 20th century.  They roped six other local instrumentalists and a vocalist into the project and began rehearsing in the Spring of 2021.  Band personnel includes two retired US military service members, several public-school educators, and an environmental scientist (who performs on a 1926 banjo).

More Info

Abbington Senior Living:

350 S 100 W,
Layton, UT 84041

Click on the address above for directions!


Parking is available to the south on Larson Lane or next door at Tanner Clinic (weather permitting.)


Abbington of Layton is a new facility, and some GPS systems may have trouble finding it. Refer to the map below to navigate to Abbington of Layton, located across Layton Parkway from Intermountain Layton Hospital.

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