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GET JAZZ SMART

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.

THE CLASSES
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September 22: Duke Ellington's Harlem

September 22 at 7:30 PM

Get Jazz Smart - Duke Ellington's Harlem (Week 1 of 2)
with Dr. Christi Jay Wells

A close look at the Ellington band's relationship with the iconic neighborhood that served as its incubator in the 1920s and 1930s. We'll learn about the venues where Ellington played and the unique sound he developed in close collaboration with bandmembers, dancers, agents, and fans. We will also explore the 1929 short film "Black & Tan," a vehicle to feature Ellington and his music that also provides trenchant commentary on the lives and working conditions of black performers in the late 1920s.

September 22, at 7:00 - 8:30pm 

$25 per household (class links sent upon admission)
OR attend BOTH sessions for $40 by using code "CARAVAN" at checkout
*Must purchase both in the same transaction*

September 29: Ellington as Composer for Stage and Screen
October 6: The Music of Miles Davis (Week 1)
October 13: The Music of Miles Davis (Week 1)
October 20: Word Jazz
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