October 16: From Marching Bands to Big Bands: Story of Early Jazz

Wednesday, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 & Dec. 18, 1-2pm FREE, but donations for presenter welcome. Call 503-288-8303 to register.

Join music historian Gordon Neal Herman for this three-part series, which traces how the combining of marching bands and ragtime gave rise to Dixieland jazz, and how the big bands grew out of the dance band movement’s discovery of jazz. Come to one, two, or all three presentations.

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