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Will Layman | Dizzy Diplomacy: Jazz Ambassadors and Cold War Culture (not hosted by GlobalPDX)
April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$10 - $15
From the 1950s to the 1970s — as jazz took the world by storm, thanks to vehicles like Voice of America— the U.S. Department of State sent dozens of America’s greatest jazz musicians – including Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, and Randy Weston—to tour the globe sharing their unique talents. This moment was a new experiment in what is now known more broadly as “cultural diplomacy.”
Join WorldOregon for an engaging discussion on cultural diplomacy with jazz critic/musician Will Layman followed by some live jazz with Layman, WorldOregon’s Tim DuRoche, and special guests!
*This event is not hosted by GlobalPDX