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October 2017

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Swing, Bebop, and Avant Garde Master Class

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Montgomery Hall 25, Margaret Brent Way
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland continues with interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. This master class led by master drummer Paul F. Murphy and drummer and jazz historian Dominic Fragman ’07, covers distinctive techniques and concepts of the swing, bebop, and avant garde genres. The session is open to both musicians and non-musicians. All participants will benefit…

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The GAP Film Series: I Learn America

October 25 @ 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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In this film five resilient immigrant teenagers come together over a year at the International High School at Lafayette and struggle to learn their new land. The International High School is a New York City public school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two-dozen languages from 50 countries. The students strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future…

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November 2017

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Jazz Is Democracy

November 15 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Aldom Lounge, Campus Center, 47600 Mill Field Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland continues with interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. In the workshop,"Jazz Is Democracy," master drummer Paul F. Murphy, jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ’07, and philosopher Sybol Anderson examine the relationship between the individual and the ensemble. In jazz, soloists interact either to flow with the ensemble or to create and…

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The GAP Film Series: Papers

November 16 @ 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth Approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate every year from high school without “papers.” These are young people who were educated in American schools, hold American values, know only the U.S. as home and who, upon high school graduation, find the door to their future slammed shut. It is against the law to work or drive. It is difficult, if not impossible in some states, to attend college. They live at risk of arrest, detention and deportation…

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The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Total Improvisation Master Class

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Montgomery Hall 25, Margaret Brent Way
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland continues with interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. This master class led by master drummer Paul F. Murphy and drummer and jazz historian Dominic Fragman ’07, explores distinctive techniques and concepts of improvisation. The session is open to both musicians and non-musicians. All participants will benefit from an exploration of how improvisation…

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December 2017

The GAP Film Series: Documented

December 7 @ 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. This film chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in person in over 20 years.

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Performing Spirit, Jazz & Democracy

December 8 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary’s Hall, 47458 Trinity Church Road
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland features interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. Master jazz musicians Paul F. Murphy (drums) and Larry Willis (piano), poet Jere Carroll, jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ‘07, and philosopher Sybol Anderson close the series with a concert featuring guest performances by selected workshop participants. Performances demonstrate the series themes of spirit,…

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