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LLI: Benny and Beyond

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/Where Friday, Sep 21, 2018 10:30am
Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater

Instructor: Jim Carroll 

Even if you are not a lover of jazz, you will enjoy listening to Jim Carroll, one of LLI’s favorite presenters, as he takes us down memory lane to the big band era. In addition to discussing the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and Eddie Daniels’ performance of Benny Goodman, we are sure Jim will also share with us stories of his many years teaching young university students the romance of jazz.

Professor Jim Carroll has a versatile background ranging from tours with Michael Jackson to Woody Herman and The Thundering Herd. He received both his undergraduate and graduate training from Indiana University under the tutelage of David Baker and Eugene Rousseau. He has authored several volumes through Hal Leonard’s “Artists Transcriptions” series. Mr. Carroll was a charter member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, in residence at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History. He performed, recorded and toured with the group until 1999, when he assumed the position of Director of Jazz Studies at George Mason University. Mr. Carroll is the founder and artistic director of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Connection. He is passionate about spreading the word of the power of the arts to bring people together, change lives and do good in the world.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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