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Produced in partnership with WORDTheatre®

Sat / July 22, 2023 - 8:00PM

In an electrifying WORDTheatre® fusion of stories, songs, memoir and music, jazz luminaries are brought to life by a world-class ensemble of actors, singers and musicians.

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About this Performance

JAZZ Re-EVOLUTION brings together acclaimed actors, singers, and world-class musicians on stage for an electrifying fusion of storytelling and jazz to convey the rich history and power of America’s greatest original art form. This one-night-only event shines a spotlight on many of the artists who have become jazz legendsfrom Buddy Bolden, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Arturo Sandoval, and Wayne Shorterthrough biographical and memoir excerpts, letters, and selections from the writings of literary luminaries such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Jack Kerouac. Multi-generational audiences will be transported from the birthplace of Jazz in New Orleans, to Harlem, to the Los Angeles clubs that thrived along Central Avenue, and beyond.

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