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Buzz Jones to speak on “Why Jazz Matters”

The Adams County Arts Council will host their first Third Thursday Brown Bag lunch session of 2022 on Thursday, January 20 at noon. Buzz Jones presents “Why Jazz Matters: The Legacy of Satchmo and Duke, arguably two of the most seminal figures in 20th century American music. 

You will learn about the early years of Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) and Duke Ellington (1899-1974), their development as creative leaders in the field of jazz, and their immense societal influence by viewing vintage video clips and listening to recordings.  Buzz will also discuss the extraordinary jazz event in 1966 at Gettysburg College. The hour-long program is free to the public and will be held at the Adams County Arts Council Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street.  Bring you lunch and friend!

John (Buzz) Jones a professor of music emeritus at Gettysburg College.  He served as Director of Bands, Music Department Chair, Director of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, and Director of the Jazz Ensemble.  He also taught courses in theory and jazz history and coordinated the 2012 Gettysburg College England Program as a Senior Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University.  Buzz led numerous summer tours abroad with the college jazz ensemble and the Buzz Jones Big Band performing at major festivals in Switzerland, Turkey, France, The Netherlands, and Italy.

The mission of the Adams County Arts Council is to cultivate an arts-rich community. To register for the program or for information about Arts Council’s classes at the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, contact aa@adamsarts.org, call (717) 334-5006, or visit www.adamsarts.org.

Editor: If you have questions or need more info, please contact Becca Riley at 717-334-5006 or aa@adamsarts.org

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  • This was cancelled due a weather event as I recall. I never heard that it was rescheduled after I signed up. I hope you can reschedule his talk. I’m very interested!

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