Jews and Jazz

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.”