I Got Rhythm: The Jazz Soul of George Gershwin

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 @ 2:30pm
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Jupiter

The music of George Gershwin achieved great popularity throughout the twentieth century. It was so popular with jazz musicians that some of their most memorable recordings were made with it. This lecture will highlight the jazz origins of Gershwin in the Broadway show of 1930 Girl Crazy, video of Ethel Merman singing it, instrumental jazz video of it played by Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge and Charlie Parker, followed by analysis of the chord progression and contrafacts by Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins. Students will experience the satisfaction of not only the marvelous melodies of America’s greatest tune smith but also the swing and creativity of America’s top jazz masters. Narrated audio-visual tutorial methods will present and discuss the music, its origins, its structure, and the stature of the musicians who made it.

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$30/member $35/non-member

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 @ 2:30pm · add to calendar 2023-01-25 14:30:00 2023-01-25 17:30:00 America/New_York I Got Rhythm: The Jazz Soul of George Gershwin https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/955920/i-got-rhythm-the-jazz-soul-of-george-gershwin Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Jupiter, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL, 33458

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