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Pioneers of Jazz: The Trailblazers of Jazz Jam Session

Morehead Tavern
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The Morehead Tavern presents The Pioneers of Jazz. A Jazz Jam dedicated to the music of the Jazz Trailblazers featuring the music of artists like Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Billy Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Ahmad Jamal and many other Jazz Favorites, performed by Bill Hanna and Jazz All-stars featuring Saxophonist Ziad!

As one of the most well respected American art forms, jazz has shaped the music industry spawning both the careers of various musical geniuses, and an abundance of elemental new music genres. Jazz was developed in the late 19th century and early 20th century as American and European classical music was mixed with African and slave folk songs. These songs were played to a syncopated rhythm, and from this emerged ragtime, then Dixieland and subsequently Big Band, what many consider to be the beginning of modern jazz. There is obvious West African influence, visible in terms of how the music is written and played; swing rhythm, polyrhythm, improvisation and syncopation are all prominent examples which are almost exclusively characteristics of jazz music.

This night is dedicated to the Jazz Pioneers who trailblazed the art and left an indelible mark on the world!

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