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Jews and Jazz II

A Lecture-Demonstration (with Music)

By Gordon Vernick  with Gary Motley on piano

Meet Gary Motley and Dr. Gordon Vernick as they discuss the significant roles that Jews have played in the Jazz scene as composers, performers, writers, and entrepreneurs. Learn about the contributions of composers like George Gershwin, Yip Harburg, Oscar Hammerstein and more. This program explores through stories and music some of the most important compositions by these great composers while we tell the back stories of “Jews and Jazz.”

Breman Museum

The Breman Museum presents another Zoom Arts Talk TONIGHT at 7 p.m. titled Jews and Jazz: A Discussion of the impact of Jews on the Jazz Scene. It features Gary Motley, Emory University Professor of Performance and founding Director of Jazz Studies and Dr. Gordon Vernick, Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Georgia State University. 

Breman Museum

Join the Breman Museum tomorrow (Thursday, October 1) at 11 a.m. for a Zoom Arts Talk with famed photographer Herb Snitzer. He will be joined by curator Tony Casadonte as they chat about their new exhibition A Jazz Memoir: Photography by Herb Snitzer on view now through December 31.

Emory Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

Saxophonist Bob Mintzer, a 28-year member of the Grammy Award–winning Yellowjackets, is what's known as a triple-threat musician. He is equally active in the areas of performance, composing/arranging, and music education.

The New York native takes the stage with the Gary Motley Trio to kick off Emory University’s Jazz Fest 2020 on Friday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. Mintzer is joined by pianist and band leader Gary Motley, bassist Kenny Davis and, percussionist Emrah Kotan.  

Five time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves returns to the Rialto Center stage for one night only and we are here for it! Reeves is called the “vocal heir of Sarah Vaughan” by the New York Times— and is unquestionably among the finest singers of the last 30 years.