Jazz and Swing from A to Z: Yet Another Encore!

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room

Event Details

This multi-media presentation is filled with musical examples, rare photos, film clips, humorous stories, and live demonstrations that stimulate, educate and entertain.  Join us for entirely new lectures on: 

  • The Benny Goodman Story
  • Big Band Stars Charlie Barnet and Les Brown
  • Piano Stars of Jazz and Swing
  • The African Roots of Jazz and Swing
  • Harlem Stars of Jazz and Swing
  • British Stars of Jazz and Swing

 This multi-week course will be taught by the ever-popular Dr. Thom David Mason, retired Professor of Jazz Studies at the Department at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.

Sponsored by Palos Verdes Library District and the USC Emeriti Center College, these classes are free and open to the public.

Registration is required.  Please contact Mary Cohen at mcohen@pvld.org or 310-921-7519 to register. The registration deadline is March 14, 2017.

For further information, please contact the USC Emeriti Center College at 213-740-8921 or on the web at http://emeriticollege.usc.edu.


Event Type(s): Class/Workshop
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Dr. Thom David Mason
Mary Cohen
(310) 921-7519