PRE-BIRD: SWING FEELING THEN AND NOW with Michael Steinman

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Pre-bird: Swing Feeling Then and Now

Pre-bird: Swing Feeling Then and Now SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 11:30 AM

This workshop offers an informal guided tour of the jazz scene — audio and video — that so richly blossomed before World War II. It isn’t an immersion in what younger jazz players “should” know from some ideological stance, but a way of offering experiences that players and singers might not discover on their own. A tenor player might find something in Dick Wilson, Herschel Evans or Cecil Scott; a singer might be astonished by Connee Boswell or George Thomas; a drummer might find revelation in the work of Sid Catlett. The workshop isn’t “jazz archaeology” — it will end with a visit to the last five years, with evidence that these “older styles” work very well in tandem with ideas one may have gleaned from Wayne Shorter or Betty Carter. All are welcome!

Start:
April 6, 2014 11:30 am
End:
April 6, 2014 1:30 pm
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Jazzschool
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2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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