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Cancelled – Saturday Afternoon Jazz
March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Provincetown Public Library, in affiliation with Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York is excited to offer a new program that will bring the spirit of swing to the community one Saturday afternoon a month throughout the winter.
The Provincetown Public Library looks forward to offering the second of three concert screenings made available by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Digital Concert Network. Performed by the incomparable Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), led by Wynton Marsalis. This music energizes the spirit and opens up your imagination. Your host, Mary DeRocco, will facilitate discussion specific to each concert.
On Saturday, March 21, the Saturday Afternoon Jazz series will feature The Music of John Lewis and Gerry Mulligan. In this show, the JLCO, joined by pianist Jon Batiste and Doug Wamble on guitar, will play the music, compositions, and arrangements of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and pianist John Lewis, whose recorded paths first intersected with Miles Davis’ legendary “Birth of the Cool” nonet.
Don’t miss the last Saturday Afternoon Jazz with a concert that will be screened and discussed on the following date from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm:
Saturday April 4: Jazz in the 50’s Overflowing with Style
The 1950s marked an incredible explosion in Jazz’s styles, and saw the rise of some of its most legendary artists. Music director Chris Crenshaw curates an amazing array of material from the decade, and also premieres a new suite of his inspired by the 1950s.
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York has developed The Digital Concert Network as an opportunity to serve local communities. In the Spirit of Swing, the mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy. For more information visit: https://www.jazz.org/JLCO
Mary DeRocco, a long time Provincetown year rounder who was introduced to Jazz music in 1964 at age 15, by the 20 something saxophone player who held a day job at the local JJ Newberry’s Record Department in Hartford, CT.