Jazz and the Great Migration
Join the African American Museum of Bucks County in 2019 for a four-part Speaker Series. Each extraordinary presentation will reveal American and local history, up-close and personal. The museum is tapping local talent with unique personal and professional perspectives of history to enlarge and enrich your understanding of history.
Part Four of the series features Josh Lee and the Family, a 6-person jazz band. Josh is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and Managing and co-Artistic Director of Jazz Lives Philadelphia. He grew up and teaches in Bucks County. He is fully dedicated to the advancement of the local jazz community. Joshua graduated from Temple University in 2016 with a degree in Jazz Performance and is currently working on a Masters in Music Education. Joshua brings performance experience gained in the trenches of the Philly scene that has been fostered by mentors like Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield, Dick Oatts and Gary Smulyan. Joshua feels a strong calling in making positive changes to the arts in the Philadelphia locale and extending the rich traditions of jazz to the next generations. Joshua joined the legendary Count Basie Orchestra in June of 2018 and performs with them around the world. He is also a regular sub with groups like the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Mingus Bigband.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. This event includes historic exhibit, presentation and refreshments.
Go to the AAMBC website for details. Please buy your tickets soon, as space is limited and this event will sell out.