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GET JAZZ SMART offers virtual lectures for adults who want to learn more about a wide variety of jazz music and history topics – from its origins and cultural influences, innovators and torch bearers, to its evolution of styles.   Each class consists of guided discussion, active listening to exemplary recordings, and an interactive atmosphere via Zoom. No instruments required! GET JAZZ SMART classes are just $25 per household for two class sessions held via Zoom. Link will be sent to you upon registration.

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*** Get Jazz Smart will return in February, 2021! *** 

February 9: Bill Evans and his Trios

Get Jazz Smart: Bill Evans and his Trios

with Ben Hedquist

Bill Evans is perhaps best known for his work as a leader in his piano trios. From his first release in 1957 to his final live performance with Marc Johnson and Joe Labarbara, Bill Evans transformed the piano trio forever. This class will feature active listening and discussion on his approach to trio playing and the members of his trio throughout his life.

February 9 at 7:30 pm

March 9: Freedom Now! Jazz and Civil Rights in the 1960s
March 23: Dixieland/Traditional/ Trad Jazz: What's in a name?
April 1: The Music of John Coltrane
April 15: Stylistic and Compositional Hallmarks of Count Basie
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