The Jazz Arts Group’s Inside Track series caps off Jazz Appreciation Month on April 29 – 30 at the Lincoln Theatre with “Birth of the Cool,” a recreation of the iconic 1949-50 Miles Davis recording sessions featuring Mark Flugge (music director) and Jim Powell (trumpet); and a multi-media retrospective of mid-century art and design including narration by Denny Griffith, president of the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is America’s oldest not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to producing, performing and promoting jazz.
As jazz’s bebop movement flourished during the late 1940s with its fast-paced rhythms from virtuosos like trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Charlie Parker, trumpeter Miles Davis headed off in a new direction. Taking cues from the innovations learned in Parker’s group, Davis, along with his nonet, recorded twelve songs in a two-year span that, when released together on one album, became known as Birth of the Cool.
The Birth of the Cool
April 29 & 30, 2011
Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.