Explore the Roots of Jazz at Miami Dade Public Libraries

MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade Public Library System invites jazz enthusiasts and those who want to learn more about this unique American art form to explore its history and evolution through books, live performances, movies, and more, during its Jazz Roots Series.

Presented in conjunction with the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Larry Rosen Jazz Roots Series, the library system will offer programs at many of its branches beginning November 12, through April 2009.

The November schedule is as follows:

North Dade Regional
2455 NW 183 Street
Wed., Nov., 12, 6 p.m.

The Ancestors: Mothers and Fathers of Jazz – Dig deep into the roots of jazz with artists Howard Moss, Lela Lombardo, and Nicole Yarling. Enjoy films, a live performance and share in the discussion.

Lakes of the Meadow
4284 SW 152nd Ave.
Sat., Nov. 15, All Day

Jazz Roots: A musical video presentation – See performances dating back to the 1960s, with some of the great names in jazz.

Golden Glades
100 N.E. 166 St.
Tue., Nov., 18, 7 p.m.

Future of Jazz with artist Nicole Yarling – Join in this discussion about new jazz styles and enjoy a live performance.

5835 SW 111 Street
Thurs., Nov., 20, 7 p.m.

West Dade Regional
9445 Coral Way
Wed., Nov., 26, 7 p.m.

Bossa Nova: The Girl from Ipanema and Beyond – Enjoy a fun and entertaining look at this universally adored Brazilian sound, influenced by the “cool jazz” music style, with radio personality Gene de Souza, and a live performance by artists Rosa Max and Ramatis Moraes.

For additional program dates and locations, visit www.mdpls.org or call 305-375-(BOOKS) 2665.

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