Musician Todd Williams and music industry veteran Doug Tatum discuss the origins and features of popular songs that have become jazz standards.
JazzTalk is a series of free, informal discussions about the history and enduring legacy of jazz, with hosts Todd Williams, nationally known saxophonist and music educator, and Doug Tatum, Vice President of Programming at the Center for the Performing Arts. Viewers can join in via Zoom and pose questions after the discussion.
The Standards of Jazz
The Hosts will discuss tunes that have become “jazz standards” – the popular songs, show tunes and other compositions that have appeared and reappeared throughout the history of jazz. They will explore compositional techniques, chord progressions and other features that have heightened the appeal to jazz musicians and listeners alike.
Free; please register to receive Zoom link.