Generations of Jazz

Generations of Jazz is the New Jersey Jazz Society’s traveling jazz-history program. The presentation, around 75 minutes in length, includes a quintet of experienced musician-narrators who survey some of the music’s highlights throughout the decades – offering a definition of jazz, a look at its instrumentation, an examination of some of its history and of course, provides lots of great music. It’s a fun and entertaining show, designed for an audience with and appreciation of music. A ‘Q-and A’ session follows the performance. 

Rutgers historian Lewis Porter and Hammond B3 maestro Radam Schwartz each lead a group of skilled musicians for this traveling jazz show. Click here for more information on the program and its musicians.

Generations of Jazz continues to be offered at a discounted price to schools and libraries thanks in part to a grant from the Rea Charitable Trust and from contributions from members of the New Jersey Jazz Society. The program has been very well-received throughout Bergen, Passaic and Morris Counties. This fun and interesting show would love to travel to your town! 

For more information or to schedule a performance please contact  NJJS education director James Pansulla – JazzEducation@njjs.org

Would you like to help support this program?  We accept credit card payments through Paypal – simply click on the icon below – or you can mail a check to:

New Jersey Jazz Society
Dave Dilzell, Treasurer
P.O. Box 223
Garwood, NJ 07027-0223

Please note “Generations of Jazz” in the Memo

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