Exploring the Music of Ahmad Jamal with Mo’ Betta Music
Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 6:30pm |
Foellinger Great Hall
For more than four decades, Ahmad Jamal has innovated piano-driven jazz with his signature melodic figures, intricate rhythms for both hands, and independent lines for each instrument. Students and staff from Mo’ Betta Music, a multigenre program for young people that is sponsored by the the School of Music Public Engagement Office, will use audio clips and research to offer insights into the career of this Duke Ellington Fellow and American Jazz Masters Fellow before he performs.
Then head into the Tryon Festival Theatre for a concert featuring the unmistakable music of Ahmad Jamal, a true jazz legend.
Later, the Lobby is the site for free music from Snehasish Mozumder and Sound of Mandolin at a late-night Afterglow.