A Sound Track for The Great Gatsby: Music of the Jazz Age January 29th at 6:30pm
The Great Gatsby, set in 1922 and soon a major motion picture, coincided with the very early days of jazz recording, a seminal time in American music. Paul Combs will examine the lives and music of artists recorded through the summer of 1922, including James Reese Europe, Fletcher Henderson, and Paul Whiteman, as well as some of those who, while active prior to the time of the novel, did not record until 1923-25, such as Jelly Roll Morton, Joe “King” Oliver, and Ma Rainey. Mocktail martinis served. Free and open to the public.