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What’s Old Is New: Jazz Talk with Peter Gerler

January 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

When music writer Peter Gerler gives a talk on jazz, he often hears seniors say, “I wish we had the old music back again! I miss the great New Orleans ‘Dixieland’ sound, the big bands, and the swing beat.” Gerler explains that the beat is back. The past decade has seen an international resurgence of early jazz and swing dance among the Millennial
generation. In this one-hour “Jazz Jumps” talk, he’ll present six pairs of tunes, each pair featuring a band from 100 years ago and a 21st-century band playing the same song. The program includes recorded music by famous orchestras, together with vintage film and photography. Come see and hear for yourself that the music you love still lives.

Generously sponsored by Maristhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Register with the front desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

The location of this meeting is wheelchair accessible and reasonable accommodations will be provided to persons with disabilities who require assistance. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact the city of Newton’s ADA/Sec. 504 Coordinator, Jini Fairley, at least two business days in advance of the meeting: jfairley@newtonma.gov or (617) 796-1253. The city’s TTY/TDD direct line is: 617-796-1089. For the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS), please dial 711.

Newton Senior Center    345 Walnut Street            Newtonville, MA 02460

Phone: 617-796-1660       Fax: 617-969-9560            www.newtonseniors.org



January 30
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460
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