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Bebop, Swing and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

March 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Authors Bill Dal Cerro and David Anthony Witter will present their book, Bebop, Swing and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience. Italian Americans such as Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Louie Bellson, Lennie Tristano, Tony Bennett, Buddy DeFranco, Flip Phillips and Joe Lovano, and many others have enriched the jazz genre since its inception in New Orleans though the big band, swing, bebop, and into the modern era. This book features interviews with musicians and illustrates the prejudices and stereotypes which Italians faced in pursuit of the American Dream.

The lecture is free for AICC Members and students with a valid university or high school ID. For non-members there is a suggested $10 donation.

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Organizer

American Italian Cultural Center
Phone:
504-522-7294
Website:
www.AmericanItalianCulturalCenter.com

Venue

American Italian Cultural Center
537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Phone:
504-522-7294
Website:
www.americanitalianculturalcenter.com