Date(s) - 11/10/2021
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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On August 12, 1958, one iconic photograph captured who and what jazz was, while also showcasing to the world what jazz was becoming, and the pioneers, innovators, and legends who would pave the path. Art Kane, an experienced art director but novice photographer at the time of the shoot, brought together 58 jazz luminaries spanning the legacy of the musical styles that gave birth to jazz while also capturing the figures who were evolving jazz into its next iteration. From some of the greatest stride pianists to ever touch the keys (Lucky Roberts, Willie “The Lion” Smith), Count Basie, members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra (Freddie Green, Jimmy Rushing, Rex Stewart), to virtuosos who built the foundation of Black American Music (Roy Eldridge, Gene Krupa, Stuff Smith, Pee Wee Russel, Papa Jo Jones), and those who would forever redefine all forms of improvised music (Benny Golson, Marian McPartland, Mary Lou Williams, Lester Young, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie, Gigi Gryce, Coleman Hawkins, Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Thelonius Monk and more…). We honor these iconic artists and their indelible contributions to jazz/Black American Music.
Join SFJAZZ, Terrence Brewer, and an amazing cast of musicians as we explore the music and the musicians of A Great Day in Harlem. This course combines lecture-style presentation, audio/video, and live performances by some of the most talented and inspired musicians today.
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