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Saturday Panels
In A Mist: Crises of Legitimacy
February 28, 2009

In the early decades of the 20th century, jazz musicians struggled with a cluster of stereotypes denigrating jazz and those who play it. These racial, religious, and class-based prejudices took their toll on many players. Beginning with the careers of Bix Beiderbecke and Lester Young, we examine how various musicians have faced the social consequences of playing jazz, and how these attitudes persist today.

Join us for our second Saturday panel, which will include live music, panel discussions and film.

Andrew Cyrille and Lewis Porter
Andrew Cyrille, Lewis Porter and Randy Sandke
Randy Sandke

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