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Lecture Series w/ Steve Pollack

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Lecture Series w/ Steve Pollack

Duke Ellington and the Harlem Renaissance

3/14, 3/21, & 3/28  
3:15 PM /CH

American Jazz grew through the talents of immigrants and Black musicians who developed music that fueled a style of music that lasted for generations.  The Cotton Club, Prohibition, Gangsters, Jewish impresarios and Black poets such as Langston Hughes, Social Leaders such as W E B Dubois and musicians like Duke Ellington spearheaded the culture that promoted Jazz and Swing to fenzied heights in the 1920s. Notalble popular items were The Charleston, Stride Piano, Rent-House Parties and bathtub gin.

Open to the public.  Call for more information.