Music @ New Canaan Library: 25 Songs that Defined America

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February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Fairfield University Professor Brian Q. Torff will present a musical playlist and presentation of music that reflects the American experience. From the Ragtime of Scott Joplin to the soul of James Brown, the African-American contribution to American culture has been nothing short of staggering in its importance. Torff will analyze musical works, connecting the songs to the challenges of a diverse and evolving nation.


Brian Q. Torff is a renowned bassist and composer, and is currently Music Program Director at Fairfield University. He is a featured bass soloist, leading his own trio, and is the musical director for the Django Reinhardt New York Festival, which has appeared at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Birdland in New York City. Torff has performed at Carnegie Hall for Fiddle Fest, he performs in jazz festivals around the U.S., founded the Fairfield University Summer Jazz Workshop and has served as co-chair person for the music advisory board for the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of In Love With Voices: A Jazz Memoir which was published in 2008. Hear Brian with New Duke on CBS Christmas Special:


February 8
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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