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Sheet Music: Dissemination of Jazz Age Style

Speaker: 

Daniel Goldmark

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
6:30–8:00 p.m. Art Study Room  

During the 1920s, sheet music and recordings brought popular songs of every subject and style into homes and music venues across the United States. This program will focus on the evolution and style of popular sheet music, which represented a mix of music, design, literature, and photographs of Jazz Age artists and bands. Daniel Goldmark, professor and director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at CWRU, will share vintage sheet music, talk about the novelty, humor, and risqué nature of popular tunes of the era, and share period recordings. Enjoy live performances on the ukulele, a popular instrument of the Jazz Age. Free; ticket required. Limit 35. Register online at engage.clevelandart.org or by calling the ticket center at 216-421-7350.