Odyssey: Jazz, From New Orleans to New York

Experience the basics of jazz as it develops from plantation cakewalks to Delta Blues and New Orleans marching music, then on to big band swing and the birth of modern jazz. Among the musicians whose work is explored in this lecture are Scott Joplin, W. C. Handy, Spencer Williams, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Charlie Parker. In this special event, Bill Messenger combines piano performance, stories, and lecture, along with film clips, to bring the topic and these historic American musicians to life.

912.539.01 Homewood campus
$45 (2 hours) 1 session
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

JHU full-time faculty/staff receive 80 percent tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50 percent remission. For more information or to register, contact 410-516-8516.