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International Jazz Day Celebration
April 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Info Provided by PDX Jazz:
The Incredible Journey of Jazz is a free music program designed for youth in Portland that tells the story of jazz music, one of America’s treasured contributions to world culture. Through live performance, they learn about the roots of jazz from African music and its culture, its development in the United States, and current place in modern culture. In celebration of International Jazz Day, the IJOJ Ensemble will give a free performance for attendees of all ages at the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsett Auditorium from 1-2pm.
In addition, at 3pm pianist Darrell Grant and his chamber jazz quartet MJ New will be performing a program entitled “The Sound of Identity” inspired by the “Constructing Identity: Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African-American Art” exhibition on display at the Portland Art Museum. “The Sound of Identity” seeks to highlight the connections between the visual and musical arts through pairing compositions by historic African-American jazz artists with selected works from the Petrucci exhibit.
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