Jazz @ the Library - Jazz In the Cinema

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Tuesday February 24th 2009

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If you missed December's presentation of JAZZ IN THE CINEMA, we have two encore editions of this Jazz @ the Library Series event for you. Hollywood and jazz have a long history together. JAZZ IN THE CINEMA will examine the use of jazz in films, from Source Music to Underscore.  Using film clips to highlight jazz compositions by such film composers as Elmer Bernstein, Johnny Mandel, Jerry Fielding, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis, Pastor Stephen E. Carlson will trace the history of jazz in the movies.  What is a jazz score?  What are the special difficulties and challenges of composing such a score?  Besides entertaining, can jazz musically support an action scene, a dramatic moment, expressing both the emotion and the conflict? This is a free event.