RESCHEDULED: "Jazz in the Fight for Civil Rights" (JAZZ COMBO VERSION) Lecture Recital at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ

Sun. February 17th, 2019| 4 - 5:30pm

Des Moines, IA US

During the Civil Rights movement, many musicians joined African-Americans in using their musical voice as a catalyst in demanding change in America. While popular music artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and James Brown were more overt in voicing their opposition to the status quo through their music, many overlook the more subtle sonic contributions that jazz musicians made to this righteous cause. Through a combination of live performance, spoken remarks and a visual presentation, this unique program will highlight three of the more prevalent examples of jazz music’s alignment with the African-American fight for civil rights and the backstory behind their creation.


Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ 4126 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312