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PDX Jazz: Jazz and the Beat Generation

Fri, Oct 7, 2016 from 7:00 pm
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

PDX Jazz presents the inaugural program in its adult education series, “Discover Jazz”.

Reed College Professor and PDX Jazz Board Member Pancho Savery will present the lecture “Jazz and the Beat Generation” that will examine the influence of jazz masters like Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Wardell Gray, Lester Young, and Thelonious Monk on Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Bob Kaufman and other “Beat Generation” writers of the 1940s and 1950s.

The event will feature a lecture, recorded music , and an ensuing discussion led by Savery, Professor of English, Humanities, and American Studies, and author of Approaches to Teaching Ellison’s Invisible Man, and essays on Robert Creeley, Ezra Pound, Saunders Redding, Albert Murray, James Baldwin, Cecil Brown, Robert Farris Thompson, and others.