Virtual U: Jazz & American Society

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022
From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Contact: AARP CT

Travel through time and reflect on the people who shaped our communities through the music of Jazz. Join AARP CT and attendees from across the U.S. for a FREE virtual event on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. ET | 6:00 p.m. CT | 5:00 p.m. MT | 4:00 p.m. PT - AARP membership not required. 

Join us as we travel through time and reflect on the people who shaped our communities, across generations, through music. Professor Stephen Armstrong of CT’s first Age-friendly University, Central Connecticut State University, will transport you through the decades in this 6-part series taking place Wednesdays from May 25 - July 13, 2022. He will provide a look at how music impacted how we lived, mirroring our response to the times.  You will also learn about how you can find ways to participate in creating an age-inclusive society from wherever you live, learn, and recreate.

Jazz & American Society- July 13, 2022 @7PM ET

Jazz as a musical form represents much about the fabric of America and American society. During this session we will discuss the music and social importance of jazz music and ways that social changes in American society are oftentimes reflected in changes in jazz music. The importance and significance of critical figures in jazz history, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and others will be discussed. Non-jazz lovers are welcome!

Registration required for each separately:

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