Flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq chronicles the story of jazz and its relationship with the civil rights movement beginning at the turn of the century and continuing to the present day, highlighting the artists, their music, their influence on jazz and their struggles. Learn the importance of jazz and its advocacy for […]
Mary Lou Williams, ca. 1946, by William P. Gottlieb Forgotten No More: Rediscovering Remarkable Women Part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story PROGRAM DESCRIPTION From a 17th-century workshop in the Netherlands to a classroom in 1660 in Frankfurt, to the streets of Washington in the […]
Seth Kibel uses video clips and recordings to trace Ella Fitzgerald’s rise from teen star to jazz royalty with her legendary “Songbook” recordings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration […]
As Musicvox Guitars describes, Abe Ovadia is a “jazz virtuoso, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time.” Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Times Square New York City says, “You can always count on him to happily claim the responsibility […]
Celebrate the reopening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with a series of virtual events! Sunday discover the new auditorium by watching Performance Lab: Improvised Works for Free Jazz Quartet, streaming online with the Library. Click here to watch. Charles Rahmat Shabazz Woods, reeds Crowmeat Bob Pence, reeds Luke Stewart, bass […]
MCPS Jazz & Big Band Festival @ Sherwood High School (auditorium).