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Jewish musicians' contributions to pop and jazz - musicologist, Gary Alexander, at FreedomFest '17

Jewish contributions to Jazz - musicologist, Gary Alexander, a Gentile, at FreedomFest '17

Gary Alexander, the gentile author of planned book, "Beauty and the Beat:  How the sons of Tevye and the grandchildren of slaves joined to create the greatest, 20th century American music: The Great American Songbook and Jazz."

Mr. Alexander, who plays clarinet, explains how Jewish composers (e.g., George Gershwin) and songwriters (e.g., Irving Berlin) contributed music which became pop "standards" - elaborated upon by improvisational jazz musicians (e.g., Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman). 

  

Recorded at FreedomFest in Las Vegas following panel discussion he moderated with Patty Farmer, Alexander Green, and Hyperion Knight on July 21, 2017.


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