The Artist/Lecture series at Concord College, "Jazz Days at Concord," featured performances by jazz great Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd and David Chertok, a jazz historian.
Chertok gave a multi-media presentation entitled "All That Jazz - a Capsule History of Jazz on Film" that featured performances by Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and other jazz legends.
Herman and his band played both an evening and afternoon public performances free of charge as well as a clinic for musicians. The clinic instructed young performers on all aspects of the music business and helped with problems with their own instruments that included special focus on trumpet, sax, trombone, and the rhythm. Herman also met personally with band directors from the area.
According to Dr. Remo Marchionni, Chairman of the Fine Arts Division at Concord, a sell-out crowd was expected for both the concerts and the clinics.
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