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The American Refrain: Jazz and Modern Music

The American Refrain: Jazz and Modern Music


The musical evolution of jazz.

Showcasing the rich musical talents of Portland, PDX Jazz brings ‘live’ jazz to schools across the Portland area each spring. A celebration of jazz, this hour-long performance with narration walks students through the tenets of the genre; building community, storytelling, fighting for social justice, and improvisation. The performance highlights the modern evolution of jazz and how it has shaped the music we listen to today.

Watch “The American Refrain: Jazz and Modern Music” featuring Noah Simpson *World Premiere* event below:

Note: This is a password protected event, please contact us for access information.

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