Three Chances to Learn about Jazz

Wayne Community College will be the site for three Monday night events in the “Jazz Gumbo” series sponsored by Foundation of Wayne Community College, Arts Council of Wayne County, and Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation.

Talkin’ Jazz” with Dr. Stephen Anderson, an associate professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is set for Sept. 30. Anderson will perform and discuss how to listen to and appreciate various styles of jazz.

Anderson will return with his trio on Oct. 7 for more examples and discussion of the diversity of the jazz genre.

On Oct. 14, “Talkin’ and Playin’” will feature Bill Myers and The Monitors. The veteran band will cover stalwarts like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker.

All three events will start at 7 p.m. and will be held in Moffatt Auditorium in the Wayne Learning Center (main building) on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro. They are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Foundation at awnorthington@gmail.com or (919) 739-7017.

The Foundation encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs. If you anticipate needing accommodation or have questions about access, contact the Foundation.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to broaden the base of community support for educational opportunities at Wayne Community College. In addition to bringing programs such as this one to the community, the Foundation assists WCC students and awarded 417 scholarships worth $265,000 in the 2012-2013 academic year.

Wayne Community College is a public, two-year college with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 14,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 100 college credit programs.

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