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.