Hear, Think, Act

Jazz -- the artistic genre born in the cotton fields of twentieth century America that would spark diverse fields of thought, culture and creativity all over the world. Born out of severe social distress and ethnic struggle, Jazz accompanied post-industrial society in nearly all of its dramatic moments, as it adapted to and was absorbed […]

The Jazz Guitar

A Roadmap Event Along with the banjo, the guitar has held a unique role in the history of jazz, mostly as an instrument of rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment. Conceived in the early 1930s, the electric guitar became a necessity, as jazz musicians sought to amplify their sound and be heard over the loud big bands. […]