The Third Stream

The Third Stream

Discover Jazz

The Language of Jazz

Tuesday, October 25, 7:00pm
at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Gunther Schuller
The Third Stream Series: Discover Jazz Course 2  

The Third Stream

Jazz has always danced between influences, including Afro-Caribbean rhythm, American born blues, and European based harmony, to name a few. While jazz is steeped in the American sounds of the blues, many composers and performers looked to the sounds of modern classical music for inspiration, borrowing heavily from composers like Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky and others to create the so called "Third Stream."

In class four, we'll listen to music that consciously tries to blur stylistic lines, embracing the best elements of both musical cultures. From Charles Ives to Bill Frisell, we'll look at the broadening definition of jazz.


Featured Guest:

An appearances by composer and multi-instrumentalist Beth Custer.