TALKIN’ JAZZ SERIES—WEEK 3: The Music & Story of Oo-Bla-Dee

In partnership with Jazz Arts Project

Led by Mimi Jones

Tuesday, Apr 23 at 7:00 PM | FREE EVENT

To celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month, we are partnering with Jazz Arts Project to host their Talkin’ Jazz Series. Focused on Women in Jazz, this series will feature a weekly talk and Q&A panel moderated by Jazz Arts Artistic Director, Joe Muccioli with guest speakers who are Jazz luminaries and Scholars. This Free community event is a great introduction to jazz for novices or a wonderful extension of knowledge for connoisseurs. Join 1, 2, 3 or all 4 weeks!

Oo-Bla-DeeOo-Bla-Dee paints a shimmering portrait of an all-female band of African-American bebop musicians traveling the country following the end of World War II. Don’t miss this play-with-music created by Golden Globe-winning actor and Playwright Regina Taylor (I’ll Fly Away, Crowns), Obie-winning Jazz composer Diedre L. Murray (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney at Two River and on Broadway).



Jazz Arts Project is a non-profit, 301(c) 3, professional presenting organization which produces 25 to 30 events each year from intimate Jazz cafe nights through large scale events at concert halls such as the Count Basie Theatre, as well as educational workshops and special programs for youth. As part of a founding philosophy, the “Project” believes that the Jazz arts are a valuable national treasure to be nurtured and preserved.