Oct 04 2021
Dec 20 2021
Jazz & Java with instructor Dick Lowenthal

Jazz & Java with instructor Dick Lowenthal

Presented by Creative City Collaborative @ Arts Garage at Arts Garage

We've got two great classes coming up with instructor Dick Lowenthal!

Session 1: Early Jazz and Swing

October 4th – November 8th
Monday’s 10am – 11:30am

The origins of Jazz, including blues, work songs, and gospel. Using the city of New Orleans as a starting point, the class will listen to and discuss the music of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and many others, and the sociological implications associated with the music.  From there, we’ll study the changes of Jazz in Chicago and New York City and how the music evolved into Swing.  The artists will include Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie, Harry James, Gene Krupa, and Glenn Miller, and various vocalists who started in the Swing Era.  The classes will also include listening to recordings, recommended readings, films, and attendance at live concerts.

Session 2: Jazz and The Movies

November 15th – December 20th
Monday’s 10am – 11:30am

Jazz and the Movies are a natural combination.  The two 20th century art forms started side by side.  With the passing of so many Jazz greats over the past 50 years, one can only experience the music and presence on recordings and films.  We will explore three basic types of films that utilized Jazz:  full-length Hollywood movies; all-Black movies made specifically for Black audiences; and special music shorts.  It will range from Duke Ellington’s “Black and Tan” (1929) and “Stormy Weather” (1943) through Swing Era bios such as “The Benny Goodman Story” (1955) and “The Glenn Miller Story” (1953); and films with contemporary subjects as “The Connection” (1961), “’Round Midnight” (1986), and “Whiplash” (2014).   The classes will include recommended home listening (some films will have minimal rental fees), several in-class recordings and film shorts, and discussions.

Admission Info

Session 1: Early Jazz and Swing – 6 weeks  $120
Session 2: Jazz and The Movies – 6 weeks $120
Session 1 & 2- 12 weeks $215


Phone: (561) 450-6357

Email: info@artsgarage.org

Dates & Times

2021/10/04 - 2021/12/20

Location Info

Arts Garage

94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Parking Info

Parking is very convenient with five floors of spaces available in the garage above Arts Garage. Please enter the parking garage on NE 1st Street, just east of Old School Square. Delray Beach charges $5.00 for Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings after 4:00 PM. There is a machine at each elevator entrance where you can pay and then you leave your ticket in your window. You can also download Parkmobile from your app store on your mobile device. (We are Zone 3171.) Once you set up your account, you do not need a paper ticket; your information is logged on the app.

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