Looking at: Jazz, America’s Art Form

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

There is more to jazz than great music; it has a rich history of social, political and cultural issues that span throughout the last century into current times. The UAA APU Consortium Library and the Department of Music are pleased to present Looking at: Jazz, America's Art Form. This is the last three of 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 APU Consortium Library room 307 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 5, 12 and 19. Karen Strid-Chadwick, UAA professor of jazz studies, will introduce each film and afterwards lead a discussion. Free parking is available.


The films will be shown on the first three Fridays of October.  On October 5 the focus is the swing era and the film: Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing.  On October 12 the focus is jazz innovators: from bebop, to hard bop, to cool and more with the showing of the film: Celebrating the Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker.  On October 19 we will be looking at latin jazz and jazz as an international music and showing the film: A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba.  

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.  The Web site for the series is http://nvr.org/lookingatjazz/.

For more information contact Karen Strid-Chadwick, UAA professor of jazz studies, at (907) 786-1684 or afkss@uaa.alaska.edu or Ralph Courtney at (907) 786-1911 or afrec1@uaa.alaska.edu.

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