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Whitaker Jazz Speaks: 1950: The Year Jazz Changed on Two Coasts ft. Marc Myers

Wednesday, October 10, 7pm
Ferring Jazz Bistro at Jazz St. Louis

Marc Myers, Why Jazz HappenedWall Street Journal contributor and author of Why Jazz Happened, Marc Myers, explores the development of West Coast and Cool Jazz through the many factors outside of jazz itself that contributed to their growth and development. Paired with Myers’s talk will be a performance of the music of Dave Brubeck, Modern Jazz Quartet, Gerry Mulligan, and Miles Davis’s complete Birth of the Cool.

This event is presented by Jazz St. Louis. For more information, please visit


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
Ferring Jazz Bistro at Jazz St. Louis
3536 Washington Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63103
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ISBN: 9780520268784
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Published: University of California Press - December 10th, 2012