DISCOVER JAZZ

Explore the shared history of jazz and film, poetry, visual art and dance in this exciting four-part series of talks, featuring guided appreciation of classic recordings, images, video clips and lively discussion.

PART I - JAZZ AT THE MOVIES 
The American arts of jazz and cinema grew up side-by-side to become two of our greatest gifts to world culture. #JazzAndFilm

PART II - WORD JAZZ 
Structured and free, sonic and rhythmic, poems and jazz music are natural partners. #JazzAndPoetry

PART III - SEEING JAZZ 
Rhythm. Color. Movement. The rich sounds of jazz inspired prominent visual artists of the 20th century. #JazzAndArt

PART IV - SYNCOPATED RHYTHM
An introduction to African-American vernacular styles of jazz dance, including the Charleston, Lindy Hop, Mambo and swing. #JazzAndDance

Detail from 'Basin Street Blues' by visual artist Lisa Oliver Asher

Detail from 'Basin Street Blues' by visual artist Lisa Oliver Asher

 

FALL 2020
Sep 8 | Jazz at the Movies
Oct 20 | Word Jazz
Nov 17 | Seeing Jazz
Dec 8 | Syncopated Rhythm
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Lester Young in the 1944 film 'Jammin' The Blues'

Lester Young in the 1944 film 'Jammin' The Blues'

Jack Kerouac reading his beat poetry to live jazz accompaniment

Jack Kerouac reading his beat poetry to live jazz accompaniment

Swing is one of the many styles of African-American vernacular dance

Swing is one of the many styles of African-American vernacular dance