Dr. John Bass, assistant professor of music and program manager for Rhodes’ Mike Curb Institute for Music, will give a talk as part of Germantown Performing Arts Center’s (GPAC) Arts Savvy Jazz Series.
On Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., he will discuss the peculiar relationship of the guitar to the history of jazz. From its role as a rhythm machine, to its breaking out as a solo—and even featured—instrument on the bandstand, this conversation will center on how the guitar fits into the narrative of jazz history and a look at the players who placed it there.
The event is free and open to the public. Please contact Emily Hefley at email@example.com or 901-751-7665 for reservations.