Jazz: American Creativity Front and Center
This hour will sample the fabulous melodies, rhythms and creativity of America’s foremost musical invention: Jazz. Featured artists will include Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Come and be charmed by the exotic sounds of the trumpet, sax, organ and vibraphone. Experiencing 125 years of gorgeous and soulful music will enrich your day!
Thu, Apr 19, 3pm. Free/M, $15/NM. Please RSVP.
Future dates coming soon.
This Music Appreciation Series is sponsored by Bassie Kanon, LUTCF, who has been educating seniors for over 22 years.
For more information call (619) 823-8333.
About your Instructor:
Chris Burns, M.A., has taught “history through music” for over 35 years, originally focusing on world history through the lens of classical music. At Valley Center Pauma Unified School District he served as a Music Demonstration Teacher, Mentor Teacher for Music, and Music Teacher for the Advanced Learner Program. He also taught classes at UCSD and SDSU Extension; classes included “Using Music to Enhance Learning,” ”Basic Musicianship,” and “Classical Music for the Educator.”
Chris continues his commitment to teaching history through music at the San Diego History Center, providing their education program with interactive music events on the history of California through music. In addition, he has performed music events in U.S. History and San Diego History for OASIS, Cabrillo National Monument and Mission Trails Park. His classes on classical music focus on the beauty and variety of the music and its historical context. Chris also performs regularly as one-half of ‘Many-Strings.’ This hammered dulcimer and guitar duo focuses on popular classical themes, Celtic, and American folk music. They perform regularly at Scripps Health, local art galleries, libraries, parks, and retail environments.