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1941: WWII and jazz music goes to war. Swing becomes a symbol of democracy and Glen Miller and Artie Shaw take their music to the armed forces overseas. Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt helps jazz become a symbol of freedom and liberation. In New York, jazz moved from Harlem to 52nd street with Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn. In 1945, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker record and release “Koko”, the new music called bebop, altering the course of jazz.

 

Details

Date:
January 22
Time:
3:00 pm

Venue

Plymouth Place Senior Living
315 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange Park, IL 60526 United States
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Phone:
708-354-0340
Website:
www.plymouthplace.org