Durham A-Z: J is for Jazz exhibit opening party
The Museum of Durham History, in coordination with the Art of Cool Project, will kick off the Art of Cool Festival with an event celebrating a new exhibit that tells Durham’s jazz story. Durham A-Z: J is for Jazz opens with food, beverages, and live performances by two luminaries in the jazz world and their ensembles: Grammy-nominated bassist and Director of the Duke University Jazz Program John V. Brown, and North Carolina Central University’s Director of Jazz Studies, saxophonist Dr. Ira Wiggins.
J is for Jazz is the tenth installment in the Museum’s Durham A-Z series exhibit. The exhibit explores a piece of the rich history of jazz in Durham. Beginning in the 1970s, local jazz studies programs at North Carolina Central University and Duke University, coupled with an enthusiastic community, provided students with performance opportunities and experience both in and out of the classroom. The alliance between universities and the music community has created an enduring legacy of jazz in Durham.