Godfrey, Ill. – Experience the sights and sounds of jazz during “Jazz in Black and White,” the next Brown Bag Salon at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 16 in the Ringhausen Music Building.
Featured performers will include Lewis and Clark Community College faculty members Louis Michael, Peter Hussey, Bud Shultz, Wayne Kimler, Doug Byrkit, Teresa Crane and Pauline Stillwell, and guest student performer Hannah Roady.
Ann Davidson, coordinator of the Lewis and Clark Community College Art Department, will provide images that coincide with the music being performed.
Performers will discuss how elements of music from around the globe—including Africa, South America and Eastern Europe—helped influence the creation and evolution of jazz.
Musical selections will include jazz classics such as "I Remember When" by African-American Jazz Icon Sidney Bechet and "Tishomingo Blues" by Spence Williams, a special arrangement of "Somewhere over the Rainbow" and George Gershwin's Piano Prelude #2, as well as a piano four hands version of "Cool" from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, and more.
Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information regarding this event or other music department events, please call the music office at (618) 468-4731.