21st Century Jazz

21st Century Jazz

Discover Jazz

The Language of Jazz

Tuesday, November 1, 7:00pm
at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Myra Melford
21st Century Jazz Series: Discover Jazz Course 2  

21st Century Jazz

Acoustic jazz didn't stop in evolving in 1969. While jazz-rock and fusion took the music in a new direction, traditional jazz artists were still pushing and growing, seeking ways to stay rooted in the key elements of jazz, while not being left behind by changing musical tastes and styles. Today, jazz artists of all types are still grappling with that puzzle, looking at how to link creativity, accessibility, spontaneity and vision.

In the final Discover Jazz class, we'll listen to a wide variety of living, recording, and performing jazz artists, looking for connections, inspiration, and new directions, focusing on ground breaking artists like Cuong Vu, Tim Berne, Myra Melford, and many more.


Featured Guests:

An appearance by the ROVA Saxophone Quartet.