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Sundays 10, 17, 24, 31 August


Entry by Koha

A Short History of Jazz

Come along to the Museum this August as Jazz history is rediscovered in the Museum’s latest series. Over four Sundays, trace the evolution of jazz from its early beginnings in the 1920s through to the 1950s. New Zealand School of Music lecturers and music specialists will each discuss an era of their expertise.
Hear, feel and taste the music of the era with more than twenty of New Zealand’s notable jazz musicians as they perform live as part of the series.

With introductions and Q&A led by John Pilley.

Sunday 10 August at 2pm: 1920s (Dixieland)- Lex French
Sunday 17 at 2pm August: 1930s (Swing)- Ben Wilcock
Sunday 24 August at 2pm: 1940s (Bebop)- Nick Tipping
Sunday 31 August at 2pm: 1950s (Cool Jazz & Latin)- Norman Meehan

Recorded ve by Radio New Zealand
Curated by Andrew Laking, Pirate & Queen