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1938 and the Swing Era

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In the first weeks of 1938, clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman made history by becoming the first artist to bring jazz to Carnegie Hall.  As America’s most iconic venue for highbrow European music, Carnegie Hall was still off limits to a generation of African American musicians living in Harlem, whose central aim was gaining cultural legitimacy through their art.  This course will look at the musical community surrounding Goodman’s 1938 concert and the wider struggle to transform jazz into a concert music.  In addition to Goodman, musicians covered will include Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Mary Lou Williams, and others.

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Hitchcock Presbyterian Church

Daniel Blake 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/5/2018 - 10/12/2018 Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Scarsdale, Hitchcock Presbyterian Church  Map Daniel Blake