Looking at Jazz, America Art Form Film Series to Play at UAA

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

The UAA Consortium Library and the Department of Music present Looking at: Jazz, America's Art Form.  This is a free six-part series of jazz film presentations and discussions exploring the cultural and social history of jazz.  All sessions will be held in the UAA Consortium Library, room 307 at 7:00 p.m.  Karen Strid-Chadwick, UAA professor of jazz studies, will introduce each film and afterwards lead a discussion.  Parking is free on Fridays, and the library will be open till 11:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY Programs (first three Fridays of February)
New Orleans and the Origins of Jazz

7 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2007
Film: Ken Burns Jazz, Episode 1: Gumbo, Beginnings to 1917

The Jazz Age and Harlem as a Center for Jazz
7 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2007

Films: a.) Harlem Renaissance
    b.) Ken Burns Jazz, Episode 2: The Gift, 1917-1924

The Jazz Vocalists
7 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2007
Film:  Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday

OCTOBER Programs (first three Fridays of October)
The Swing Era

7 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2007
Film: Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing

Jazz Innovators: From Bebop, to Hard Bop, to Cool and More
7 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2007
Film: Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Latin Jazz and Jazz as an International Music
7 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2007
Film: A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba

For more information please contact Karen Strid-Chadwick at 786-1684 or AFKSS@uaa.alaska.edu, or Ralph Courtney at 786-1911 or AFREC1@uaa.alaska.edu.  The Web site is located at http://nvr.org/lookingatjazz/.

Looking at Jazz is a project of Re: New Media in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the American Library Association, with major funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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