Tag: Duke Ellington

  • Porgy and Bess in the Time of BLM

    Porgy and Bess in the Time of BLM

    The author of a 1995 L.A. opera review of “Porgy and Bess” reflects on troubled times to see how it holds up to today’s moment. Hint: nothing’s changed.

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  • Uncovering the Jazz Influence in Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop Classics

    + Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops with Grammy-winner Kiefer in his course, Kiefer: Keys, Chords, & Beats. Jazz music is daunting to wrap one’s ears around. It is safe to say most Americans have a complicated relationship with one of our oldest art forms. Jazz is chronically…

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