Detroit Jazz radio personality, Judy Adams will share her passion, knowledge and stories relating to her experiences with the music, its artists and recordings. The class will be very informal and you’ll gain a deeper appreciation of Jazz music as we listen and discuss the music in a friendly, social setting. This series will serve both as an introduction to Jazz for some and a supplement for the seasoned Jazz fan.
Thursday, January 24 – 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
THE EARLY YEARS: Laying the Jazz Foundation 1910-1960: Gospel, Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Bebop, and more. Artists include: Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, and many others.
Thursday, February 28 – 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ: The Modern Era 1960-2012: Post-Bop, Free Jazz, Fusion, Latin and World Jazz. Artists include: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra, Dave Brubeck, and more.
Thursday, March 28 – 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
JAZZ TODAY: An introspective view of today’s Jazz styles and artists.Artists include: Esperanza Spalding, Lionel Loueke, Pat Metheny, Cassandra Wilson and more.
$25 per lecture; $69 for 3 class series
Grosse Pointe War Memorial - (313) 881-7511 - 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 - www.warmemorial.org