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Music @ NCL: Music of the 1930’s and WWII

October 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Professor of Music, composer and bassist Brian Q. Torff will explore the development of jazz during the Harlem Renaissance, Prohibition, gangsters and speakeasies, radio and race records, the artistic achievements of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and the impact of swing on American life in the 1930’s.

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Brian Q. Torff is a bassist, composer, author and educator.  Currently he is a Professor of Music and Music Program Director at Fairfield University. He has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and Birdland. Torff performs in jazz festivals throughout the United States and was the founder of the Fairfield University Summer Jazz Workshop.  In 1992, he served as co-chairperson for the Music Advisory Board for the National Endowment for the Arts and in 2008 Torff was named Artist of the Year by the Fairfield Arts Council.

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Details

Date:
October 24, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003