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Speaking of Music Presents: Ragtime Roots of Jazz and Swing

December 9, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST


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The Speaking of Music series, a cornerstone of musical education, artfully combines narration, expert discussions, and live musical performances. Rooted in America's rich and storied musical history, Speaking of Music delves deep into the essence of indigenous musical genres, performing the music live, and through dialogue and discussion, creating a unique and uplifting live event for enthusiasts and novices alike.

On December 9, The Westport Library will host the latest in Roger Kaufman's Speaking of Music series, a captivating evening centered around the theme of  the "Ragtime Roots of Jazz and Swing!" This event promises a deep dive into the vintage roots of jazz and swing. 

Doors open at 7 pm; show starts at 7:30 pm.

In case you missed the event, you may watch the recorded program in the links below.


Enjoy an authentic Vaudeville variety show and speaker panel featuring:

Ragtime piano wiz Jeff Barnhart 

Ms. Maybell & The Jazz Artistes: Lauren Sansaricq & Charlie Judkins with Brian Nalepka and Andy Schumm

Delta Bluesman Jerron Paxton

Young Pianist Piotr Barcz


December 9, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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The Trefz Forum, The Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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