Wednesday, March 8
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Enjoy a splendid evening featuring jazz selections from the American Popular Song Book with a special emphasis on music of the 1920’s and 30’s – Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman and Fats Waller.
(includes event and full access to galleries during intermission)
RSVP’s required, please contact the Museum at: 860.443.2545 ext. 129 or email us.
John Clark has been a visiting assistant professor At Connecticut College since 2004 working with the jazz band and teaching American Music, the History of Jazz and the History of Western Music, a first-year seminar dealing with jazz on film, as well as various music theory and Introduction to Music courses. An American music historian, he focuses on issues of jazz performance and is currently a CD reviewer for the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors Journal as well as having published articles in American Music, Musicians and Composers of The 20th Century and The Encyclopedia of African-American Music.
Ian (Yahn) Frenkel, an expatriate of the former Soviet Union, is active as an arranger, conductor, composer, educator, and pianist in the New England area, and currently holds the position of the Director of Cadet Instrumental Music and Bands at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. In Connecticut, he serves as musical director for the Bozrah Center Congregational Church, assistant musical director for the St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in North Stonington, and has served as musical director for the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Groton. Mr. Frenkel is an adjunct instructor of piano at Connecticut College and co-directs combined USCG Academy-Conn College Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble.