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I GOT RHYTHM: The Jazz Soul of George Gershwin

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 2:30–4:00 PM
  • Description
    The music of George Gershwin achieved great popularity throughout the twentieth
    century. It was so popular with jazz musicians that some of their most memorable
    recordings were made with it. This lecture will highlight the jazz origins of
    Gershwin in the Broadway show of 1930 Girl Crazy, video of Ethel Merman singing
    it, instrumental jazz video of it played by Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge and
    Charlie Parker, followed by analysis of the chord progression and contrafacts by
    Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins. Students will experience the satisfaction of
    not only the marvelous melodies of America’s greatest tune smith but also the
    swing and creativity of America’s top jazz masters. Narrated audio-visual tutorial
    methods will present and discuss the music, its origins, its structure, and the stature
    of the musicians who made it.
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