A Weaving of Traditions: Native Roots of Jazz

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A Weaving of Traditions: Native Roots of Jazz

Sun., Apr 9, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102


$20 adults, $10 ages 5-17, $4 discount MNHS members

A commonly held belief is that jazz developed out of a synthesis of European and African music. However, few people are aware that jazz was also influenced by Native American music. Bringing these styles together, Jazz88 FM presents an afternoon concert featuring the music of jazz legends with Native roots, including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie.

Bobb Fantauzzo, who plays jazz on an American Indian flute, arranged the compositions for the concert and will be joined on stage by pianist Javi Santiago, drummer/percussionist Mac Santiago, bass player Jeff Bailey and Lyz Jaakola, an enrolled member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, who adds traditional Anishinaabe vocals and percussion.

This program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

2017-04-09 14:00:00 2017-04-09 14:00:00 America/Chicago A Weaving of Traditions: Native Roots of Jazz Minnesota History Center