National Kazoo Week - January 23-29, 2012
National Kazoo Day 2012 may be celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 26th which is the fourth Thursday of January or it may be celebrated on January 28, or any other day during that period deemed convenient by kazooists. In fact, many kazoo players celebrate the kazoo for the entire last week of January each year.
May you all enjoy a HAPPY NEW KAZOO YEAR!
This year we commemorate the 162nd birthday of the Kazoo --
an American instrument invented in the 1840s in Macon, GA. Legend tell us the kazoo was invented by collaboration of Alabama Vest (American black) and Thaddeus Von Clegg (German-American clockmaker).
Renowned kazooist and supporter of the arts, Barbara Stewart passed away in 2011, leaving behind a legacy of support for the kazoo and the arts. Author of the seminal kazoo book, "The Complete How To Kazoo", Barbara brought a wry sense of humor and uplifting outlook on life through kazoo playing. Read a tribute to Barbara from Boaz Frankel at The Kazoo Museum.
Make sure to watch his videos and while you're there browse through his online kazoo musuem, possibly the largest collection of antique and unique kazoos anywhere in the world.
2011 was a very big kazoo year.
Kazoobie Kazoos, America's only manufacturer of quality kazoos continues to grow and create new products.
The Kazoo America website continues the campaign to make the kazoo America's Official National Instrument.
In this upcoming election year, it is time to set aside partisan differences and
unite behind the Kazoo Campaign!
Here is the one non-partisan issue where everyone can make their voices heard. After all, kazoos are economically affordable, often red and blue anyway - and other color variances tolerated, provided local noise ordinances permit.
The International Kazoo Players Association has moved to a Facebook group to make it easier to join
and integrate your kazoo playing friends into your social network.
If you have been a member of the original network, now is the time to join the new group.
Kazoobie Kazoos has introduced The KaZobo, the largest, loudest kazoo ever produced. With dual resonators and a full 10 inches in length, this instrument, based on zobos of the late 1800's
combines the ease of play of the kazoo with the horn-like volume of zobos and horns to create an entire new genre of mirliton.
Watch for the KaZobo humming loudly in parades, sports events, concert venues, and videos all over the world.