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November 2017

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

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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