Jam on Jazz


Three Sessions: Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20; 1:30-3:30 PM

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church (Westminster Hall), DM

Cost: $36

Class Limit: 100


Interested in learning more about jazz? Join us as we first explore its evolution and influences over the years. Videos, audio recordings and discussion will help us gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the past, present and future of jazz. Next, we will discover the growth of jazz in Des Moines and its reputation as the Sin City of the Prairie while listening to the music of musicians associated with our capital city. Finally, we will celebrate the music and careers of musicians over the age of 65 who are still contributing to the jazz scene. The skills required to play and listen to jazz may help keep us young, so be inspired by others 65+ to keep swinging!


Instructor Abe Goldstein, considered Des Moines’ jazz advocate, has had a major impact on the local jazz scene — owning a record store that specialized in jazz, curating and sponsoring the Jazz at Caspe Terrace concert series, serving as director of the Community Jazz Center of Greater Des Moines, hosting weekly radio shows, hosting monthly jam sessions for young students and co-chairing the Des Moines Jazz Hall of Fame. Recently retired, Abe intends to continue sharing his enthusiasm and passion for jazz with the community.

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