Jazz Stories Presents "Cole Porter: The rich kid who scored the Jazz Age"

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 - 7:30 pm

This Recurring Event is at Pegasus Books on Solano

Pegasus Books presents the increasingly popular series Jazz Stories!

Featuring this month's program "Cole Porter: The rich kid who scored the Jazz Age"

What made his songs great...and what made them jazz? Special guest will be super-soulful guitarist Bob Schleeter, and we'll feature the Jazz Story regulars: Cayce Carnahan (trumpet), Teerth Gonzalez (percussion) and Richard Leiter (keys/vocals/stories). Downbeat at 7:30, but definitely come early because it's always SRO. 

People love hearing jazz...and hearing about it. Musicians like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Buddy Rich were original, colorful characters artists who said and did astonishing things. Fortunately their colleagues cared enough to document these moments in stories and pictures and we now have a rich repository of photos and anecdotes about these artists, and about the American songwriters and composers who created the raw material of jazz. 

Jazz Stories is a performance of the songs of jazz from its most creative periods intensified with illuminating, funny and touching true stories of the time.

Come hear music and jazz stories you probably have never heard...but will never forget. Hosted by
Richard Leiter. 

Every first Tuesday of the month at Pegasus Books on Solano

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books on Solano
1855 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
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