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Feb 19 - 25, 2018



Varis Leichtman Studio

Beginner's Guide to Jazz (101)

Week Three: The Jazz Age

Jazz may have been born in New Orleans, but it quickly moves into cities around the nation and takes root. In its earliest days, one of the most crucial cities for Jazz’s development was Chicago, as masters like King Oliver and Louis Armstrong set up shop in the Windy City and set the world alight with their music. 

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Allen Lowe: A Love Supine: A Dixieland Love Supreme

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola


Varis Leichtman Studio

The Life and Legacy of Benny Goodman


We’ll sample some of the literally hundreds of jazz recordings Goodman made with giants of the era: Ethel Waters, Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer, Coleman Hawkins, Joe Venuti, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday. And that’s just for starters!

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

George Burton Quintet

Varis Leichtman Studio

A Fan's Guide to Jazz (201)

Week Three: The Swing Era and The Emergence of the Jazz Industry

The Jazz Orchestra emerges in the 1920s, but undergoes a massive transformation in size, rhythmic feel, and overall aesthetic as the 1930s continue. 

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Nicholas Payton Quartet

The Appel Room

Dave Douglas: Dizzy Atmosphere

Dizzy Gillespie at Zero Gravity

Trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas returns to The Appel Room with another one-of-a-kind program. In Dizzy Atmosphere, Douglas will use Gillespie repertoire as a starting point for improvisation and exploration. Joining him is a powerhouse group of improvisers, featuring Ambrose AkinmusireGerald ClaytonLinda May Han Oh, Joey Baron, and Bill Frisell.

Feb 19 - 25, 2018