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August 11, 2017  RSS feed

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Culture Café follows up with ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Loving Jazz’

Miles Davis will be the focus of the four-part program. Miles Davis will be the focus of the four-part program. The Bryan Glazer Family JCC is continuing its Culture Café series with its take on jazz appreciation, served with a side of wine, beer and cheese.

The four-part multi-media program, “A Beginner’s Guide to Loving Jazz,” explores the sometimes mystifying and intimidating music known as jazz. It follows the music through the lens of Miles Davis’s career as seen from a fan’s perspective.

Former journalist and Tampa author Scott Wachtler will moderate the program. Wachtler has been a fan of jazz for more than 30 years. He chose to use Miles Davis’s career as the focus of the program because Davis was at the forefront of so many modern jazz styles.

“Davis had his hand in almost every form of jazz and he played with so many great musicians. His career really serves as a great way to get to know what jazz is all about,” said Wachtler. “Jazz is sometimes seen as something that needs to be understood on an academic or technical level. I think this program will get people to love it on an emotional level.”

The program kicked off at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC on Aug. 15 and continues through November. Each month’s program is open to members and non-members. Craft beer and cheese will be served. Each month a new local brewery, including Coppertail Brewing Company, 81 Bay Brewing and Rock Brothers Brewing Co., will be featured thanks to each breweries’ in-kind donations.

The program runs on Tuesdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave. Each session will run from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost for members is $10 per session, non-members $15 per session. For more information contact Pnina Levermore at

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