The Incredible Journey of Jazz

PART I: 1 p.m. – Interactive History Program

PART II: 3 p.m.- Jazz of the 1930s & 40s Performance

Learn about the history of jazz, from its beginnings in Africa to its development in the United States and current role in global culture, through this special Museum edition of The Incredible Journey of Jazz. Developed and presented by PDX Jazz, this interactive program features a narrator and jazz ensemble who together demonstrate characterizations of historical figures and musical illustrations from different eras and styles to provide the audience with a living experience of jazz. The program will be followed by an all-star performance of classic jazz material from the 1930s and ’40s by African-American composers.

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