Spring 2021 Schedule / JAZZ: THE SOUL AND THE SOUND

Coordinators: Vivian Oliver, Stewart Parker, Deborah Yaffe

When Adolph Sax invented the saxophone in 1841, he couldn’t possibly have imagined how popular the instrument would one day become. Since the 1920s the saxophone has become a major jazz instrument, and today it’s regarded by many as being the backbone of jazz. We will present some of the earliest jazz saxophonists and those who followed through the 20th century and up to today. We will focus on their lives, influences, style evolution, and legacy, using extensive video and audio material.