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Jazz - Our National Treasure
Charles Caputo

EVENT DESCRIPTION: You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy jazz, but it helps to understand it's musical basis and to know what to pay attention to as it is performed.  Like hearing good classical music, listening to jazz is not a “passive” activity. This lecture will provide the basics in understanding what goes on behind the scenes as jazz musicians prepare a set for the concert stage or nightclub;  how educated audiences can enjoy the music and develop criteria for assessing the performance; and  the content of the different historical genres that make up this diverse art form. In addition, participants will enjoy a presentation of the most recent software designed to help musicians create jazz compositions and practice their improvisational skills.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Charles “Bud” Caputo is trombone instructor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, an Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach State University and a free-lance trombonist in the South Florida area.  He conducted the symphonic band at Palm Beach Atlantic University during the 2008-2009 school year. In the past, he instructed elementary string students for the Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia and was an adjunct advisor in Music Education at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D. C.  His most recent publications include music for strings; FJH (The Star Spangled Banner);  Kendor -A Child Is Born Alfred- Have A Cool Yule; His Spirit of Freedom;  A Festival Of Lights; Manassas Memories;  Blues for Dee; and Carl Fisher Chanukah Oh Chanukah and Fun Tunes for Strings.  Other publications, including music for jazz strings, may be found on this web site. In addition, he has formed two professional jazz-string orchestras; The Washington Jazz String Project, that performed at the Kennedy Center in the spring of 2002, and the New York Jazz All-Star Swingin' Strings.

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member advance registration - $20 per event
$60 for any combination of three events
$100 for any combination of seven events
Door price member/non-member - $25

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