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The Age of Jazz Sandy Burnett MA Thursday 11 July 2019

The Age of Jazz

One hundred years ago a group of American musicians docked in London, bringing with them for the very first time one of the Twentieth Century's most important musical genres: jazz.

The talk touches on the disparate influences which lay behind the emergence of jazz. Sandy's musical illustrations range from the
blues, ragtime, and the very earliest jazz recordings to classics by Louis Armstrong's Hot Five, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, and the dawn of the Swing Era. 


Sandy Burnett
He is one of the UK's most versatile music commentators, enjoying a career that combines broadcasting, performing and lecturing. After studying at
St Catharine's College, Cambridge and working as musical director at the National Theatre, RSC and in London's West End, he then spent a decade as a
core member of the Radio 3 team of presenters. He was author of ‘The Idler Guide to Classical Music’, and is also a highly sought after double bassist on the London jazz scene. He was appointed The Academy of Ancient Music's Hogwood Fellow for the 2018-2019 season.