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Jazz with Peter Solomon

Jazz with Peter Solomon

Jazz with Peter Solomon Weeknights at 7:00 p.m. “Jazz has a recorded history that goes back almost one-hundred years and when I program music I try to reflect the full scope of that history. That means everything from current experimental artists to more traditional mainstream jazz groups. I strive to include a variety of styles and instrumentations - small group, big band and solo performances. Vocals and instrumentals. Bebop, classic swing, Latin rhythms, funk, and free form.”

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Langston Hughes Project at VCU

Langston Hughes published the 800-line poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” in 1961. One of his most ambitious works, the poem touches on so many different things that it’s very hard to describe in a few sentences. In large part, it’s a meditation on the struggle for freedom in the U.S. and elsewhere in the early sixties. It references major figures in the American civil rights movement and the leaders of African nations that were gaining independence at the time.

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