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The History of Jazz

The Inner Rhythm concert/lecture program with Jeff Decker, music faculty University of Virginia, on saxophones, Bob Hallahan, professor of music James Madison University, on piano and Randall Pharr, music faculty Virginia Commonwealth University, on bass, traces the development of jazz through the twentieth century from Rag Time to Fusion. The blues and standard song forms are demonstrated and explained along with performances of compositions from some of the greatest American jazz artists and composers. The concert repertoire includes Louis Armstrong’s “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue,” Duke Ellington’s “Black and Tan Fantasy,” Count Basie’s “Tickle Toe,” Charlie Parker’s “Shaw Nuff,” Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night In Tunisia,” Miles Davis’s “So What,” John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps,” Dave Bruebeck’s “Take Five” and Joe Zawinul’s “Birdland.”

Event begins at 7:30PM

Presented by: Episcopal High School

Featured Artist(s): Robert Jospe and Inner Rhythm

Categories: Music: Other, Free

Event Venue

Pendleton Hall, Episcopal High School

3900 W Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302
  • Thursday, April 11, 2013
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