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Article- Denison "American Songbook"
September 26, 2007
The English Department (through the Harriet Ewens Beck series for
visiting writers) and the Department of Music are excited to co-host a
series of special events next week, as we welcome *Jack Wilkins* to
campus. Jack Wilkins is one of the finest and most influential jazz
guitarists and music educators in the country. We would like to take
this opportunity to announce some details and invite you and your
students to these events.
Wilkins will teach a mini-class, "The American Songbook," focusing on
the relationship of poetry to lyrics in those great jazz songs of the
first half of the 20th century. The course will touch on issues of
cultural history, poetics, music theory and composition, performance,
and much more. The three-day class will meet in the Barney-Davis
Board Room at the following times: Wednesday October 3rd from
4:30-6:00, and Thursday and Friday (4th and 5th ) from 3:30-5:00.
If you or your students are especially interested in this topic,
please contact Tom Carroll or David Baker. To kickoff the class and
his visit to Denison, Wilkins will offer a free concert and informal
get-acquainted session on Wednesday, October 3^rd from 12:30-1:30 in
The Roost. Come listen to this great artist, join in the
conversation, and bring your lunch.
On Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, Wilkins will be the headline
performer and resident artist for Tom Carroll's jazz guitar festival.