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The History of Latin Music and Latin Jazz   

This seminar series is a tribute to the history of Latin music and jazz and the musicians and artists who helped create it from the 1930’s to the present. This free seminar series will highlight the diversity of the music pioneers and their impact on the history of Latin music and jazz. Learn about the musicians and artists like Graciela, known as the First Lady of Latin Jazz, Ceila Cruz, Olga Guiott, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Jorrin, Johnny Rodriquez, Julio Gutiérrez and many others that helped create and influence the music of this time.

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  • The History of Latin Music and Latin Jazz
  • Fee: $0.00
    Item Number: H6042-01-FA24
    Dates: 10/12/2024 - 12/7/2024
    Times: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Days: Sa
    Sessions: 8
    Building: Online
    Instructor: Joe Conzo Sr.

    CEWD’s 20th Cohort of History of Latin Music & Jazz Seminar Begins October 12th,2024

    The Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development’s (CEWD) History of Latin Music & Jazz Seminar will begin Saturday, October 12th,2024. This will be our 20th cohort. To date, 500 students have enrolled in the program. Offered on Zoom, on Saturday mornings, participants attend from all over the country and the world.

    This free seminar is taught by Joe Conzo Sr., a noted music historian, producer, and author of Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente. During this seminar, participants will learn about the impact of Latin music pioneers and artists and how this musical genre has evolved since the 1930’s. Periodically special guests are invited to speak with students. The seminar will meet from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm via Zoom on Saturdays (see meeting dates below). This program is free and open to the public.

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