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Saturday, November 3, 2018 12:00 PM // Departs from Washtenaw Intermediate School District Teaching and Learning Center

Immersion: Exploring the Legacy of Jazz in Detroit

 

This workshop is recommended for K-12 Educators and community members interested in jazz. The workshop is offered in connection with UMS’s presentation of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on November 28th.

12 pm – 10 pm | Board bus at Washtenaw Intermediate School District Teaching and Learning Center, and travel to various locations in Detroit.

When you think of music in Detroit, the first thing that comes to mind is the soulful rhythm and blues sound of Motown. But Detroit also has an incredible jazz history. The Detroit music scene had a significant impact on the development of jazz in America, with its own distinctive sound that was different than the jazz scenes of New Orleans or Chicago.

This day long immersion will be led by Mark Stryker, one of the country’s leading authorities on the history of Jazz in Detroit. The day will include visits to iconic jazz establishments, a lecture by Mr. Stryker, and a private concert performance by two of Detroit’s most important young jazz musicians, saxophonist Marcus Elliot and pianist Michael Malis.

Fee is $75; this includes dinner at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge and tickets to the “Season Spectacular” performance at the Carr Center. This performance features the Carr Center’s co-artistic directors, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and drummer Teri Lyne Carrington, along with the Gathering Orchestra, the center’s resident big band led by Rodney Whitaker. The great dancer Savion Glover will also appear, as well as visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, choreographer Debbie Allen and tenor George Shirley.

11/3/18 12:00 PM
Departs from Washtenaw Intermediate School District Teaching and Learning Center

Immersion: Exploring the Legacy of Jazz in Detroit

This workshop is recommended for K-12 Educators and community members interested in jazz. The workshop is offered in connection with UMS’s presentation of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on November 28th.

12 pm – 10 pm | Board bus at Washtenaw Intermediate School District Teaching and Learning Center, and travel to various locations in Detroit.

When you think of music in Detroit, the first thing that comes to mind is the soulful rhythm and blues sound of Motown. But Detroit also has an incredible jazz history. The Detroit music scene had a significant impact on the development of jazz in America, with its own distinctive sound that was different than the jazz scenes of New Orleans or Chicago.

This day long immersion will be led by Mark Stryker, one of the country’s leading authorities on the history of Jazz in Detroit. The day will include visits to iconic jazz establishments, a lecture by Mr. Stryker, and a private concert performance by two of Detroit’s most important young jazz musicians, saxophonist Marcus Elliot and pianist Michael Malis.

Fee is $75; this includes dinner at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge and tickets to the “Season Spectacular” performance at the Carr Center. This performance features the Carr Center’s co-artistic directors, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and drummer Teri Lyne Carrington, along with the Gathering Orchestra, the center’s resident big band led by Rodney Whitaker. The great dancer Savion Glover will also appear, as well as visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, choreographer Debbie Allen and tenor George Shirley.

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