World Class Jazz Plus The Story Behind The Music

ericjacksonThis fall, we are thrilled to be working with the Spire Center for the Performing Arts to bring you a series of performances and lectures which will feature top-notch musical performances while also giving you the story behind the music.

How did Jazz evolve and who were the people driving it?  To answer these questions, we turn to Eric Jackson — “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio” — the host of Jazz with Eric in the Evening, a radio program which debuted on WGBH 89.7 FM in 1975.

Performances and lectures will highlight three eras of Jazz:

The Twenties Through The Thirties – Monday, September 19th at 7:00 pm pianist Henry “thins” Francis and woodwind specialist John Clark will perform selections from this era including Dixieland, Ragtime, and favorites by artists such as W. C. Handy, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, and Django Reinhardt.

The Forties through the Sixties – Monday, October 24th at 7:00 pm trumpeter/vocalist Johnny Souza will lead his quintet through a performance of musical selections featuring Bebop, Cool, Hard Bop, and Soul by artists including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Art Blakey.

The Seventies Through the Current Era – Monday, December 5 at 7:00 pm  pianist Sam Harris will bring the series to a close with a vibrant selection of solos from the current era.

The Dr. Richard M. Shiff Forum presents: programming through The Plymouth Public Library Corporation sponsors these free programs.  No registration is required.

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