Speaker: Rick Weinstein

“Dave Brubeck’s Jazz: Harmony and Humanity”

In the 1950s, Jazz—the most American of art forms—experienced dramatic change as several contrasting styles vied for the public’s attention.  Big Band Swing, popularized by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, partially gave way to Bebop, the hard-driving and frenetic music most associated with Charlie Parker … read more.