Jazz & American Spirit

Jazz and the American Spirit: Swing, The Great Depression & WWII

05/19/2017 | 01:00PM - 03:30PM

Meeting Room 1 , Meeting Room 2 , Meeting Room 3

During the years of the Great Depression, Americans looked for an escape from their hardships and found it in the music of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and others. Swing music elevated jazz to new heights--it was the first and only time jazz was America's popular music. This uniquely American art form played a significant role in our country's history. Professor Michael Conklin of Brookdale Community College will bring this era and music alive for us. This program is funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities Speakers Bureau.

Sponsored by Co-Sponsored by the Brandeis National Committee Middlesex Chapter

Jazz & American Spirit