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A Novel Idea: 1930’s Jazz—the Swing Era

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  4/20/2012

Tim DuRocheAs part of the 2012 “A Novel Idea” programming for the selected book, The Rules of Civility, by author Amor Towles,  the Deschutes Public Library and The Deschutes Public Library Foundation presents “1930’s Jazz—the Swing Era”. This presentation will take place on Saturday, April 28th at 3:00 p.m. at the Sunriver Area Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Professional jazz musician Tim DuRoche will discuss the emergence of swing jazz in the 1930’s as the dominant form in American music and how virtuoso soloists such as Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, and Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey became famous as band leaders.   Free and open to the public.

Tim DuRoche is the director of programs for the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Prior to his work with the council, he worked for Portland Center Stage, where he developed initiatives and programs connecting sustainability, civic engagement, historic preservation and the arts. DuRoche is a frequent public speaker, interviewer, and moderator for cultural organizations including Wordstock, the City of Portland, Portland Center for Public Humanities, Multnomah County Library, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Jazz Festival, and LiveWire Radio.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Lisa at 541/312-1034.

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