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The Music and the Movement will dive in to the inherent relationship between gospel, jazz, and rhythm and blues and the Civil Rights Movement, including an in-depth look at the Free Jazz movement.
PDX Jazz Education and Outreach Manager Shelby Walton-Clark (she/her), a California native, has spent the last 6 years living in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from Gonzaga University with a B.A. in Music and an Elementary Teaching Certificate, Shelby spent 2 years teaching elementary music in Washington, singing in the St. John’s Cathedral Choir, and sitting on the board for the Spokane Jazz Orchestra.