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Chicago’s Blues, Jazz, and Folk Scene of the 1960s as Photographed by Raeburn Flerlage

Tuesday, July 24

Delve into the vast history of blues, jazz, and, folk music in Chicago as seen in the photographs of Raeburn Flerlage. Take in a display of original prints and posters from the Museum’s collection featuring music legends—such as John Coltrane, Elizabeth Cotton, Muddy Waters, and Dizzy Gillespie—and discover the stories behind them in an engaging lecture presented by Lenny Marsh. Mr. Marsh is an educator, workshop facilitator and musician, who has worked extensively with the Old Town School of Folk Music and Chicago Public Schools.

Light snacks and cash bar available starting at 6:00pm.

John Coltrane performing at the Down Beat Jazz Music Festival, Chicago, Illinois, August 1965.
John Littlejohn and others during performance, photographed for Arhoolie Records, Chicago, Illinois, November 1968.
B.B. King performing at the Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, 1963.
   

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Tuesday

July

24 th

6:30 p.m.

Event

Admission

$ 10

$10 Members

Event Location

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