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CENTENNIAL IN SWING: THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF JAZZ ON RECORD
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Music in San Gabriel Valley
Date(s): 02/05/2018
Day(s): Monday
Time(s): 7:00-8:00 pm
Address: 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA
Phone: 626-300-0777
Cost: free

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Join author and jazz historian Steven Harris for a stimulating review of the formative years of recorded American jazz on Monday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m. in Crowell Library’s Barth Community Room. This program will cover the first jazz “waxings” made one hundred years ago in 1917, progressing to the 1930s swing era. With fascinating photos and sounds from Satchmo and Duke, to the Boswells and Bix, attendees will learn about the early musicians who made the music, as well as how jazz served as a morale booster during WWI. Learn all about -- the surprising impact of jazz had in the church, what some celebrities and world dignitaries thought of the ‘new’ music, the recording advances that developed when jazz went "electric," the effects jazz had on Great Britain and beyond, how Prohibition and jazz worked in tandem and, the misconceptions about jazz––then and now.

Steven D. Harris is a freelance writer, lecturer, historian, producer, and emcee. He has presented programs at the Pasadena Central Library, Atherton Retirement Village and the bi-annual L.A. Jazz Institute festivals. He has also presented a 10-part historical entertainment series, When Swing Was King.

Steven began his career in radio in 1984 at KPCC-FM, leading into future stints at KGRB-AM and KSPA-AM/FM. He is the author of the well-reviewed biography The Kenton Kronicles and has been a freelance writer for San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group. He produced the summer series Jazz at the Mansion at Pasadena Museum of History and co-produced Jazz at the "A" Frame, a monthly concert series in Hollywood.

This audio-visual presentation will incorporate historical photos from Steven’s private collection as well as music clips. Come early to take part in a jazz trivia contest and win a CD prize!



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Parks & Gardens
THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY AND GARDENS

1151 Oxford Road San Marino, Ca 91108 (626) 405-2100 - Library, Art Collection And Gardens. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, And Botanical Gardens Is A Collections-Based Research And Educational Institution Established In 1919 By Henry E. And Ara
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LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDEN

301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, Ca 91007 Across From Santa Anita Race Track (626) 821-3222 - 127 Acre Botanical Gardens And Historical Site. Open Daily 9Am - 5Pm
Admission $6
Students/Seniors $4
Children 5-12 $1.50
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DESCANSO GARDENS

1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada, Ca 91011 - Near Intersection Of 2 And 210 Freeways (818) 949-4200 - The Gardens Are Open Every Day Of The Year Except Christmas, 9 A.M. To 5 P.M. (Although Visitors Are Encouraged To Arrive By 4:30 P.M.) Free Parking. Admission
General $7. Senior/Students $5. Childre
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