The Origins of Jazz


Program Description:

This discussion will cover not only the origins of jazz music, but jazz itself and some strategies for listening to it.


Lori Dobbins

Lori Dobbins studied composition at San Jose State University, California Institute of the Arts and the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently an associate professor of music at the University of New Hampshire. Fellowships and awards she has received include the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Lili Boulanger Award from the National Women Composers Resource Center, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony. Her works have been performed by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Collage, New Music Consort, New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Earplay, and numerous other ensembles. Several of her works are published by G. Schirmer and recordings are available on the Vienna Modern Masters series and Capstone Records. Lori Dobbins is available to give talks on any topic relating to jazz, blues, Anglo-American and African American folk music, country music, early rock and roll (Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, etc.), soul music, Motown music, and contemporary classical music.

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