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JazzArts Charlotte: Jazz Ambassadors: Jazz Exploration Workshop Series with Dr. Kelsey Klotz

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( Mon., Apr. 18, 2022 - Mon., Apr. 25, 2022 )

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“Who’s the Real Ambassador?” So sang Louis Armstrong, in a performance of Dave Brubeck’s composition, The Real Ambassador (1961). Is it the political diplomat, sent overseas to ease political tensions? Or is it the cultural ambassador, sent overseas to perform and win the hearts of dignitaries and the public? This four week class focuses on jazz ambassadors, beginning with Cold War ambassadors Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, and Benny Goodman.

Part of a series of virtual workshops taught by Dr. Kelsey Klotz, this month, during Jazz Appreciation Month, we explore what made a useful representative of American democracy.


Mondays 6:30 - 8pm, through April 25. 


$100 for full session

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  • Monday, April 18, 2022 at 6:30 PM
  • Monday, April 25, 2022 at 6:30 PM