“The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago.” 

-Louis Armstrong

Our Eastern Shore area has a rhythm and style all its own. Unpredictable to some, perfectly familiar to others who know its history. Maybe that’s why we’re so excited about an upcoming class at the Barrier Islands Center this fall: ‘Jazz History’ taught by teacher and jazz musician, Barry Groves.

Academy of Lifelong Learning at the Barrier Islands Center (BIC) is pleased to present: Jazz History with instructor, Barry Groves

BIC invites you to take part in a four week class session all about the improvisational, intensely individual and inspirational genre of jazz. Lead by Barry Groves (teacher and saxophone player extraordinaire), this class will explore the roots of jazz and more:

“What is Jazz? How does it work? Where did it come from? When did it begin? Who made it? Why? Come explore the early history of Jazz, its innovators and developers.”

This four week class session is sure to be a swingin’ time.

Sign up for Jazz History Class at BIC:

WEDNESDAYS, September 18-October 9th
(4 classes)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
One-time fee of $25.00.

For more information and to join the class, visit BIC’s website here.

Questions? Our friends at the Barrier Islands Center always have the answers!

Barrier Islands Center
757.678.5550 7295 Young Street
Machipongo, VA

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