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Wednesday, Feb 16 2011
You've heard of "the flow." Optimal production process. Truckin'. TCB. It happens when your skill, your creativity, and your environment align, allowing you to work hard and joyously. Drummer Jaz Sawyer seems to be permanently in the flow zone when he plays; he's the right person doing the exact right thing, aka a mighty, mighty talent. At today's Lecture and Performance: Jazz in the Gallery, Sawyer covers the waterfront of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz; he tells the history and demonstrates the different styles that led to and resulted from that birth. That's a lot to cover, including the famous NOLA funeral march, brass-band, gospel, folk, and other styles plus the new-world musical structures of call and response, improvisation, and syncopation, among many more. Sawyer's band 3RIO sits in to help out — and gets you in your audience flow.
Sun., Feb. 20, 2 p.m., 2011

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