This Friday at 3 p.m., we celebrate Louis Armstrong Month at Greenwich Library with a Master Class on “West End Blues.” Trumpeter and bandleader Wendell Brunious, of the prominent New Orleans musical family, will have an open rehearsal followed by a discussion of Armstrong’s music, beginning with the classic, “West End Blues.”
Armstrong’s 1928 recording of “West End Blues” was considered a pivotal moment in the history of jazz. His interpretation of Joe “King” Oliver’s tune would set the jazz standard and agenda for many years.
The purpose of BackCountry Jazz is to present concerts and educational programs by celebrated jazz artists and use the transformative power of music to catalyze change in both individuals and communities. We work collaboratively with partner organizations to invigorate the community educationally and socially, while building future audiences for America’s unique cultural heritage. Through concerts, educational programs, scholarships, and the Bridgeport public school summer music camp, BackCountry Jazz makes significant contributions to building stronger communities. More information is available at www.backcountryjazz.org.