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Taste-of-Jazz

Join us for a new kind of combo! A Taste of Jazz at Bailey Contemporary Arts will feature entertaining and educational encounters with the musical genre, accompanied by wine tastings located in an intimate art gallery setting. The introduction to jazz series will showcase the musicians of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band, under the direction of Martin Hand.  The sessions will take place from 7-9 pm on March 7, April 4 and May 2, 2019.  Tickets $10-$20 per event. For more information www.baileyarts.org.

“A Taste of Jazz is a fun way to learn more about the celebrated musical genre without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed,” said Jody Leshinsky, Cultural Venues Programming Manager. “So many people want to learn more about this original American art form but do not know where to begin. We created this event series for them! And by adding wine tastings from local vendors, it will truly become a fun-filled social event.”

The Gold Coast Jazz Society has been a major presenter of jazz concerts, jazz education and jazz outreach programs in Broward County since 1992. They have maintained and preserved the heritage of jazz by presenting the music celebrating jazz’s evolution over the past 100 years.

Session Topics:

 March 7

What’s This Thing Called Jazz?  – A jazz trio (guitar/vocals, bass and drums) will introduce you to the musical form called jazz.  There is no better example of democracy than listening to a jazz ensemble.  You will hear how an ensemble adheres to the overall framework and structure of a song yet provides their own spin on the music through improvisation.

April 4

Where in the World is Jazz? – Where did jazz originate and how did it get to what it is today?  Join Martin Hand and the trio as they explore the origins of the music of jazz, how it moved throughout America and became the music it is today.

May 2

Jazz Forward –   Hear samples of how jazz is evolving and connecting with other forms of music.  Martin and the musicians of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band will give you peek into the future of jazz.

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.  Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.