Course Detail: O_SWING - In-Person - Swingin' on the Screen: Jazz on Film

Jazz, America's greatest art form, has had a vital, if sometimes vexed, relation with motion pictures since the 1930s. The history of jazz, its sounds, its cultural and social contexts, and some of its leading performers have been the subject and/or soundtrack of many feature, short, and documentary films. This course will present a selection of the most insightful and most delightful examples of each genre. Among those likely to be included are Jammin' the Blues, Jazz on a Summer's Day, Elevator to the Gallows and Round Midnight. Pre- and post-screening discussion will offer information on the musicians, jazz style, and details of the musical/historical period. Through these films, certain chapters of jazz's dynamic history will be introduced and highlighted. New in-person course. Format includes discussion and film.

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Membership 2024-2025

 Session Information: OPSUM24_IP_C_SWING (14 seats (47%) remaining)

Schedule: Every week on Thursday, starting on 06/20/24 and ending on 08/01/24 (excluding 07/04/24)
Only 5 days left to register!
Times: 12:45pm-02:45pm EDT
OLLI Course : $60.00


Name Additional Resources
Mark Palmgren

Facility Detail

Wishcamper Center
44 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04101