Jazz Stories presents George Gershwin

Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 pm
This Recurring Event is at Pegasus Books Solano

This Tuesday, May 1st, Jazz Stories presents: "George Gershwin - The musician who put the "Jazz" in "Jazz Age".
From "Swanee" to "Summertime" to "I've Got Rhythm". How did this immigrant kid become the greatest songwriter in jazz?"

Special Guest Stars:  Daniel Casares (sax), Ben Laufer (drums), Cayce Carnahan (trumpet), and Richard Leiter (piano/vocals/stories).
Downbeat at 7:30. But EVERYBODY loves George so it'll be SRO-ing. Definitely come early and eat a cookie!
(Yes, it's still free. Grab the brass ring, babe.)


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.

The first Tuesday of every month at Pegasus Books Solano.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Solano
1855 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA
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