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Presented By: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+)

Jazz in Post-WWII Detroit: The Performers and their Contributions

This lecture will be online

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Detroit has made significant contributions to jazz music since the early years of the 20th Century, including the contemporary era. However, Detroit is best known for contributing to the development of the bebop style and nurturing a large number of jazz performers who emerged in the 1950s and 1960s to national and international prominence. In this presentation the primary focus will be on some of those performers and the nature of their contributions.

Vincent Chandler is a native Detroiter. He earned two degrees at the University of Michigan: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and a Master of Music in Improvisation. He was a 2020 Kresge Artist Fellow. He is now an Assistant Professor in Jazz Studies and Jazz Trombone at Wayne State University. He has studied and/or performed with such Detroit jazz artists as Marcus Belgrave, James Carter, Geri Allen and Rodney Whitaker, as well as here and abroad with Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and Ravi Coltrane. He is a notable sideman, composer/arranger, scat singer and bandleader.

This is the last lecture of a six-lecture series. The subject of the series is Music in Detroit and Michigan: The Legend Continues. A new lecture series will start April 14, 2022. The title is Native Americans of the Great Lakes Region: Past and Present. Learn from well-known experts about an array of interesting subjects, with an interactive Q&A period following each lecture.

Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the lecture will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the lecture.
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  • Day pass $10 - $35 for six-lecture series.

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April 7, 2022 (Thursday) 10:00am
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