VIRTUAL LEEDS AVIVA WIZO – Jews and Jazz Too
23 May - 7:30 pm
Suggested voluntary donation: £12.50
At the peak of its popularity in the US, jazz was exported all over the world, but in Britain it came up against a cultural and protectionist wall. This talk will tell what happened next, as Jewish bandleaders either complied or found a way round the restrictions, and also about how Jewish songwriters composed some of the most iconic tunes of the time. It will also tell the story about collaboration with the Nazis, and of the jazz players of Auschwitz and Theresienstadt – and about one British man’s lonely fight against racism. Finally, it will tell the story of the Jewish musicians and the post-war British jazz culture.
For further details contact:
Selma: 0113 268 5747 or email@example.com
Sue: 0113 268 3296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds from this event will go towards WIZO’s social welfare projects caring for vulnerable and disadvantaged Israelis and the additional vital needs resulting from the impact of Covid-19.