This program will also be streamed to our Kingsley Room. Register here if you want to watch it at the library.
Jazz was born in America and developed along with the young country in which it took its first breath. With origins in the deep south, it eventually blanketed our nation and then expanded abroad, evolving in fascinating fashion along the way. Jazz is an American gift to the world.
Join us and learn more about the history, styles and some major contributors to jazz. Topics will include the components which are common to all eras, as well as those which are unique to a particular style. We will explore the similar elements found in both jazz and classical music (and where the two worlds overlap), gain a deeper understanding of what makes jazz tick, and listen to many examples. Toe-tapping will be unavoidable.
Barry Wiesenfeld is an internationally recognized award-winning musician, a published author, and is on the music faculty of SUNY and Ramapo College. He has accompanied Grammy- and RMI-winning artists, performed on three continents and has played on numerous recordings, radio and TV. Barry’s lecture series has been presented both around the U.S. and abroad. For more information or to contact Barry, please visit www.barrybassist.com.
Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.
The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.