Let's Listen to Jazz

Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great music curated by Peter, talk about it over refreshments, and maybe make some new friends. It will be casual, conversational, and fun. And you’ll walk away with the curated playlist from the session, an extended list of recommendations for further listening, and a list of suggested reads.

Our Let’s Listen curator, Peter Bodge, is a jazz historian, an arts educator of more than 40 years, a drummer, and an accomplished visual artist. His jazz portraits hang in the Smithsonian Institution and in the collections of some of the world’s most famous jazz musicians. As an instructor at Cambridge College in Massachusetts, he teaches jazz history, critical thinking, and a course that teaches teachers how to bring creativity into their classrooms. His nickname: BeBop.

Contact Information
  1. Montclair Reference
  2. 973-744-0500 x2235
  3. reference@montclair.bccls.org
Fri, April 20
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 04/20/2018 6:00pm 04/20/2018 7:30pm America/New_York Let's Listen to Jazz

Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great music curated by Peter, talk about it over refreshments, and maybe make some new friends. It will be casual, conversational, and fun. And you’ll walk away with the curated playlist from the ...

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Newark Police Step Up Enforcement During Pedestrian Safety Campaign

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Arrest:
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'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

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By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

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By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

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Great American Read: Finale Party, Oct. 24

October 15, 2018

It’s a wrap for the Great American Read! Enjoy the finale of PBS’s Great American Read on our spacious auditorium’s large screen. We’ll reveal the top ten Montclair favorites of the 100 Great American Read books!

Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.

Starts: 2018-10-24

Ends: ...