Swing Jazz

Jazz expert Chuck Haddix joins UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade for a discussion of the heyday of Swing Jazz. Features excerpts from the documentaries  Ken Burns’ Jazz: Swing, the Velocity of Celebration and International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
America's Music
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The six-week America’s Music program is a film and discussion series that looks at popular music from blues to bluegrass, Broadway to rock ‘n’ roll. Each event features films followed by a discussion (and frequently performances) led by UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade.

The Swing Jazz evening features excerpts from Ken Burns’ Jazz: Swing, the Velocity of Celebration (2001) and International Sweethearts of Rhythm (1986), and a discussion with jazz expert Chuck Haddix.

Presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Tribeca Film Institute, and the American Library Association.