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The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (5th of 6)

September 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the African Diaspora, and SFJAZZ, featuring selections from his legendary collection of audio and video recordings and live musical examples (in weeks one and six only). This year, the series is six weeks. Classes are on Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 from Aug 10th through Sep 14th at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in SF.

Week 5.  Sep 7
Jazz Latino
Evolving organically from the Afro-Cuban Jazz roots of the 1940s, Latin Jazz is created by musicians from all over the Americas, Europe and beyond, spearheaded by myriad Latin American rhythms and forms. While Cuban rhythms continue to form the base and point of departure, composers and arrangers have incorporated cultural components from their own countries and ethnicities as well as non-traditional musical combinations such as odd meter and instrumental and harmonic experimentation.
SFJAZZ/MoAD/YBGF Members: $15/class or $75/series
Public: $20/class or $100/series


September 7, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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