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Four Jazz Composers and the African-American Odyssey

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26 AT 8 PM

From the 1940s to the 1990s, several jazz composers undertook several large-scale orchestral compositions that portrayed the journey of black people from Africa to enslavement in America. Listen to Jazzy 88.9 WCSU on Sunday, February 26 at 8 PM for this historical special. This program offers music from such extended works by Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, John Carter and Wynton Marsalis, as well as commentary from historian Michael McGerr.