Hip to the Jive: A History of Jazz Celebration at the Sumter County Library | Arts & Culture
"Hip to the Jive": A History of Jazz is a project that will take you on a journey through a list of jazz resources available at your library, a display inside the Main Library, a Jazz Poetry contest, two documentary showings and a jazz concert. All programs are free, and take place in the Main Meeting Room at Main, and open to the public. Here are the details:
Documentary: A Great Day in Harlem - Friday, May 4th @ 6:30pm this is the story of a 1958 black and white group portrait of 57 notable jazz musicians photographed on a street in Harlem, New York City. Never before have so many jazz legends been in one place together.
Jazz Poetry Contest: Entries due May 7th We invite anyone 17 and older to write one or two jazz poems. The winner receives a $25 dollar gift card to Olive Garden and a jazz DVD. Entry forms can be found at any library location.
Documentary: Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense - Friday, May 11th @ 6:30pm Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense is a documentary film that captures the metamorphosis of jazz by showcasing the words, music and spirit of the artists that are paving the way for an unprecedented musical revolution.
Lecture: A History of Jazz by Dr. Stephen -Thursday Tuesday, May 15th @ 6:00pm Dr. Thursby of the University of South Carolina - Sumter will discuss the history of jazz.
Jazz Concert: with Dr. Dick Goodwin - Friday, May 18th @ 6:30pm Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. Goodwin of the University of South Carolina - Columbia will break out his trumpet for a lively jazz concert for all to enjoy.