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Saturday, June 18, 2016 Permalink

The Jazz Connection

Joe (“King”) Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band performing in Chicago, 1923.


The world’s love affair with American jazz lasted for decades, but the infatuation of classical composers would have a shorter life. However, it did produce works by Gershwin, Ravel, Milhaud, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Copland, and Bernstein, among others.  In this hour, we’ll explore why jazz was a fascinating journey for these composers—but for most, a dead-end street.

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