What Makes It Great? Jazz on the Tracks
From Glenn Miller and Count Basie, to Duke Ellington and Wynton Marsalis, the everyday ordinary sounds of trains have inspired some of the greatest jazz composers and compositions of the 20th century. Railroads were a constant in American culture and deeply connected to the world of working musicians criss-crossing the country. Rob Kapilow and The Kyle Athayde Dance Party will unravel and explore trains as both sonic and cultural themes in a whistle-stop tour through some of the 20th century's greatest big-band masterpieces. From Miller's "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to Marsalis's "Big Train," the everyday sounds of trains have been an inspiration to some of the greatest jazz composers in history. Rob Kapilow reveals the origins of What Makes It Great
Venue: Merkin Concert Hall At Kaufman Music Center
129 W 67th St
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