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African Americans, American Jews & American Popular Music: Ben Sidran & Dwight Andrews

African Americans, American Jews & American Popular Music: Ben Sidran & Dwight Andrews

This interview is sponsored by the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, The Breman Museum, and The Common at First Congregational Church about the history of Jazz and the intrinsically linked lives of Black and Jewish cultures and how it produced the music of the era.

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    A Jazz Memoir: Herb Snitzer Zoom Art Talk

    Meet Herb as he and exhibition curator Tony Casadonte discuss Jazz, Photography and much more. The new exhibition, A Jazz Memoir: Photography by Herb Snitzer features images documenting America’s Jazz scene, focusing on the 1957–1964, of his over fifty-year career. Images of Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and many others are showcased. Additional works reveal his desire to use photography to effect social change and his belief that “Injustice for one is injustice for all.”

  • October 15th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Jews and Jazz: A Discussion of the impact of Jews on the Jazz Scene

    Meet Gary Motley and Dr.Gordon Vernick as they discuss the significant roles that Jews have played in the Jazz scene as composers, performers, writers, and entrepreneurs. Learn about the contributions of composers like George Gershwin, Yip Harburg, Oscar Hammerstein and more. Tonight’s program will explore some of the most important compositions by these great composers while we tell the back stories of “Jews and Jazz.”

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