National Kazoo Day

Category: Music
National Kazoo Day in USA in 2024
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Dates of National Kazoo Day
2024 USA Sunday, January 28thNational Kazoo Day
2023 USA Saturday, January 28thNational Kazoo Day
2022 USA Friday, January 28thNational Kazoo Day
2021 USA Thursday, January 28thNational Kazoo Day
2020 USA Tuesday, January 28thNational Kazoo Day
Summary
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The kazoo is in the family of musical instruments called, “mirlitons”. These instruments make their sound by sympathetic vibration with the human voice.

It is popularly believed that Alabama Vest, an African-American in Macon, Georgia, invented the kazoo around 1840.

In 1912, Emil Sorg, a traveling salesman, teamed up with Michael McIntyre, a toolmaker out of Buffalo, to first begin mass producing the noise makers.

In 1916, the Original American Kazoo Company in Eden, New York started manufacturing kazoos for the masses in a two-room shop and factory, utilizing a couple of dozen jack presses for cutting, bending and crimping metal sheets. These machines were used for many decades. By 1994, the company produced 1.5 million kazoos per year and was the only manufacturer of metal kazoos in North America. The factory, is now called The Kazoo Factory and Museum. It is still operating, and it is open to the public for tours.

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