OCTOBER 26 7 pm @ WRITER's BLOCK: A musical lecture on CRIME JAZZ
- What is the sound of a musical gunshot?
- What 17th-century opera inspired a best-selling song about a contract killer?
- Is the flattened fifth really the ‘devil in music?’
- A simple question about a mother’s odd ramblings leads to an exploration of crime in jazz and the artists who used their talents to explore the dark and often lurid world that is created through the interaction of music, words and images.
Featuring members of the Anchorage Jazz Ensemble and vocalist Monica Lettner.
“Crime Jazz” is presented as part of a monthly musical series about Jazz by The Spenard Jazz Fest
a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes Jazz in Alaska.
Our next “JazzED” presentation will be November 16,
with composer Michael Dickerson examining “Moral Progress in Jazz: Attitudes towards Women”
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