Jazz Stories presents Gershwin! The man who put the "Jazz" in "Jazz Age".

Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 pm
Pegasus Books Solano

On September 10th - (the second Tuesday this time) - we're thrilled to present: "Gershwin! The man 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?"

Do not miss this band. It's special, and won't last forever:  The amazing Greg Johnson on tenor sax. The astounding David Rokeach on drums. The soulful (and always surprising) Cayce Carnahan on trumpet. And Richard Leiter on piano/vocals/stories.

Downbeat at 7:30. But EVERYBODY loves George so it'll be SRO-ing. Definitely come early for a seat and a treat!

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 (usually!) Tuesday of every month at Pegasus Books Solano.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books on Solano
1855 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707
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