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  • Free student tickets!
  • Personnel
  • Program
Not all trends in late 1930s early ‘40s American culture had a place, of course, in the war effort. That effort was inherently popular, and needed to be. Art, literature, theatre, and music that were not popular were not included in any of the official, commercial or social channels of morale-centric entertainment primarily because there was little demand for it, either among the troops or folks back home in general. This is not to say that these cultural developments were not important, worthy, or, ultimately, deeply influential; just that they were not in tune with the broader currents and needs of their time.
Of the many such movements at play during the World War II years, the one that touches closest to our hearts here at The Shedd, was bebop. Aficionados on the scene in those years recall that this new voice in jazz had its roots in the late ‘30s--an informed, rhythmically and harmonically complex outgrowth of Swing; and that it worked itself out through the early '40s in small group settings in the hands of early pioneers John “Dizzy” Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and the like. It found its way onto the broader jazz scene and onto recordings only after the war, in 1945 and thereafter; and was met even then with significant resistance among the broader American public. Bebop nevertheless tenaciously held its own. And prevailed. And is now, as OFAM music director Jesse Cloninger puts it, “what all of us do.”
Jesse Cloninger and the Festival jazz unit pay tribute to Gillespie, Parker and the pioneers of Bebop in an evening that presents its most iconic early compositions, mixed with select vocal numbers from the period that were close to its aesthetic.
Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Charitable Trust This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket program, which makes a limited number of free tickets to 2015-16 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college. The program is made possible by a grant from Chamber Music America and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.
Event Personnel
Directors
Jesse Cloninger, director
Vocalists
Musicians
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Byron Stripling, trumpet, vocals
Larry Fuller, piano
Chuck Redd, drums, vibes
Lynn Seaton, bass
Program
 Yardbird Suite
(1946) - Charlie Parker (m)
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Bu Dee Daht
(1944) - Coleman Hawkins (m)
 Caravan
(1937) - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol (m)
 Body And Soul
(1930) Three's a Crowd - Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton (w) Johnny Green (m)
 Stompin' At The Savoy
(1936) - Andy Razaf (w) Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb (m)
 I Can't Get Started
(1935) Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 - Ira Gershwin (w) Vernon Duke (m)
 Oop Bop Sh'bam
(1946) - Dizzy Gillespie (m)
 Lady Bird
(1939) - Tadd Dameron (m)
 In The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee
(1945) - Mary Loe Williams (m)
 How High The Moon
(1940) Two For The Show - Nancy Hamilton (w) Buddy Lewis (m)
SET II
 A Night in Tunisia
(1942) - Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli (m)
 Embraceable You
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Salt Peanuts
(1943) - Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke (w/m)
 'Round Midnight
(1944) - Thelonious Monk (m)
 Poppity Pop Goes the Motorcycle
(1946) - Slim Gaillard (m)
 What Is This Thing Called Love?
(1929) Wake Up And Dream! - Cole Porter (w/m)
 Bebop
(1945) - Charlie Parker (m)
 These Foolish Things
(1936) Spread It Abroad - Eric Maschwitz (w) Jack Strachey, Harry Link (m)
 Perdido
(1942) - Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder (w) Juan Tizol (m)
 Groovin' High
(1945) - Dizzy Gillespie (m)
 Oop-Bop-A-Dah
(1947) - Babs Gonzales (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
Groovin' High Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  17.00 
C28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
D20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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