Sounds of Resistance: Tracing the African American Experience

4-class series · Tuesdays, February 3 - February 24, 7PM-8:30PM
African American Arts & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street, SF
Members: $20/class or $60/full course
Public: $25/class or $75/full course
Linda Tillery, Instructor
Get one class FREE when you buy the full course!

From the field hollers and work songs of the American South through the era of civil disobedience and into the 21st century, African American music has expressed myriad forms of cultural resistance. In this special series in honor of Black History Month, we will highlight the many secular oral traditions that paved the way for contemporary music in the United States, exploring the lineage of rural forms and their impact on urban life and culture. Join Bay Area vocalist and cultural historian Linda Tillery along with celebrated guest artists for a look at the music behind the movements - from emancipation to civil rights, and from song to spoken word.

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Sounds of Resistance
Feb 03 7:00pm

Songs of the South

Feb 10 7:00pm

The Blues: From Rural to Urban

Feb 17 7:00pm

Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

Feb 17 7:00pm

Jazz and Activism

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Jazz and Activism

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Tracing the African American Experience
Jazz and Activism

Tuesday, February 17, 7:00pm
at African American Arts & Culture Complex

Linda Tillery

Jazz and Activism

From the field hollers and work songs of the American South through the era of civil disobedience and into the 21st century, African American music has expressed myriad forms of cultural resistance. In this special series in honor of Black History Month, we will highlight the many secular oral traditions that paved the way for contemporary music in the United States, exploring the lineage of rural forms and their impact on urban life and culture. Join Bay Area vocalist and cultural historian Linda Tillery along with celebrated guest artists for a look at the music behind the movements - from emancipation to civil rights, and from song to spoken word.

Artist Personnel

Linda Tillery, Instructor

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Tracing the African American Experience
Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

Tuesday, February 17, 7:00pm
at African American Arts & Culture Complex

Linda Tillery

Civil Unrest to Civil Rights

From the field hollers and work songs of the American South through the era of civil disobedience and into the 21st century, African American music has expressed myriad forms of cultural resistance. In this special series in honor of Black History Month, we will highlight the many secular oral traditions that paved the way for contemporary music in the United States, exploring the lineage of rural forms and their impact on urban life and culture. Join Bay Area vocalist and cultural historian Linda Tillery along with celebrated guest artists for a look at the music behind the movements - from emancipation to civil rights, and from song to spoken word.

Artist Personnel

Linda Tillery, Instructor

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Blues - From Rural to Urban

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Tracing the African American Experience
The Blues: From Rural to Urban

Tuesday, February 10, 7:00pm
at African American Arts & Culture Complex

Linda Tillery

The Blues: From Rural to Urban

From the field hollers and work songs of the American South through the era of civil disobedience and into the 21st century, African American music has expressed myriad forms of cultural resistance. In this special series in honor of Black History Month, we will highlight the many secular oral traditions that paved the way for contemporary music in the United States, exploring the lineage of rural forms and their impact on urban life and culture. Join Bay Area vocalist and cultural historian Linda Tillery along with celebrated guest artists for a look at the music behind the movements - from emancipation to civil rights, and from song to spoken word.

Artist Personnel

Linda Tillery, Instructor

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Songs of The South

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Tracing the African American Experience
Songs of the South

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00pm
at African American Arts & Culture Complex

Linda Tillery

Songs of the South

From the field hollers and work songs of the American South through the era of civil disobedience and into the 21st century, African American music has expressed myriad forms of cultural resistance. In this special series in honor of Black History Month, we will highlight the many secular oral traditions that paved the way for contemporary music in the United States, exploring the lineage of rural forms and their impact on urban life and culture. Join Bay Area vocalist and cultural historian Linda Tillery along with celebrated guest artists for a look at the music behind the movements - from emancipation to civil rights, and from song to spoken word.

Artist Personnel

Linda Tillery, Instructor

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Blues to Post Bop: Pioneering Women of Jazz

4-class series · Wednesdays, March 4 - March 25, 7PM-8:30PM
Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ Center
Members: $20/class or $60/full course
Public: $25/class or $75/full course
Curated by Rebeca Mauleón
Get one class FREE when you buy the full course!

Throughout the history of jazz, women have played a major part in the development and evolution of America’s art form despite facing extreme hardship and discrimination as well as an undeniable lack of advocacy among historians and critics. Often toiling away in the background while their male counterparts reveled in the limelight, women instrumentalists, composers and arrangers were seldom acknowledged for their equally prolific and transformative work, needing to fight twice as hard for acceptance among their male counterparts. In this series we will trace the extraordinary accomplishments of America’s blues and jazz women and highlight the shifting paradigm for women in contemporary society.

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Pioneering Women of Jazz
Mar 04 7:00pm

Blues Legends

w/ Pamela Rose

Mar 11 7:00pm

The Sweethearts of Rhythm

w/ Cava Menzies

Mar 18 7:00pm

Mary Lou Williams

w/ Dee Spencer & Allison Miller

Mar 25 7:00pm

Vocal Legends

w/ Paula West

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Vocal Legends w/ Paula West

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Pioneering Women of Jazz
Vocal Legends w/ Paula West

Wednesday, March 25, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Billie Holiday

Vocal Legends: Sarah, Bille & Ella

Throughout the history of jazz, women have played a major part in the development and evolution of America’s art form despite facing extreme hardship and discrimination as well as an undeniable lack of advocacy among historians and critics. Often toiling away in the background while their male counterparts reveled in the limelight, women instrumentalists, composers and arrangers were seldom acknowledged for their equally prolific and transformative work, needing to fight twice as hard for acceptance among their male counterparts. In this series we will trace the extraordinary accomplishments of America’s blues and jazz women and highlight the shifting paradigm for women in contemporary society.

Artist Personnel

Curated by Rebeca Mauleón

SPECIAL GUESTS

Paula West

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Mary Lou Williams w/ Dee Spencer & Allison Miller

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Pioneering Women of Jazz
Mary Lou Williams
w/ Dee Spencer & Allison Miller

Wednesday, March 18, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams: Mentor and Innovator

Throughout the history of jazz, women have played a major part in the development and evolution of America’s art form despite facing extreme hardship and discrimination as well as an undeniable lack of advocacy among historians and critics. Often toiling away in the background while their male counterparts reveled in the limelight, women instrumentalists, composers and arrangers were seldom acknowledged for their equally prolific and transformative work, needing to fight twice as hard for acceptance among their male counterparts. In this series we will trace the extraordinary accomplishments of America’s blues and jazz women and highlight the shifting paradigm for women in contemporary society.

Artist Personnel

Curated by Rebeca Mauleón

SPECIAL GUESTS

Dee Spencer
Allison Miller

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Sweethearts of Rhythm w/ Cava Menzies

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Pioneering Women of Jazz
The Sweethearts of Rhythm
w/ Cava Menzies

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Sweethearts of Rhythm

Armstrong, Donnegan, & the Sweethearts of Rhythm

Throughout the history of jazz, women have played a major part in the development and evolution of America’s art form despite facing extreme hardship and discrimination as well as an undeniable lack of advocacy among historians and critics. Often toiling away in the background while their male counterparts reveled in the limelight, women instrumentalists, composers and arrangers were seldom acknowledged for their equally prolific and transformative work, needing to fight twice as hard for acceptance among their male counterparts. In this series we will trace the extraordinary accomplishments of America’s blues and jazz women and highlight the shifting paradigm for women in contemporary society.

Artist Personnel

Curated by Rebeca Mauleón

SPECIAL GUESTS

Cava Menzies

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

Koret Discover Jazz Series: Blues Legends w/ Pamela Rose

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Pioneering Women of Jazz
Blues Legends w/ Pamela Rose

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Bessie Smith

Blues Legends: Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter & Bessie Smith

Throughout the history of jazz, women have played a major part in the development and evolution of America’s art form despite facing extreme hardship and discrimination as well as an undeniable lack of advocacy among historians and critics. Often toiling away in the background while their male counterparts reveled in the limelight, women instrumentalists, composers and arrangers were seldom acknowledged for their equally prolific and transformative work, needing to fight twice as hard for acceptance among their male counterparts. In this series we will trace the extraordinary accomplishments of America’s blues and jazz women and highlight the shifting paradigm for women in contemporary society.

Artist Personnel

Curated by Rebeca Mauleón

SPECIAL GUESTS

Pamela Rose

 

Koret Discover Jazz Series is generously supported by

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