Gathered Time: Hearing Change in Jazz

By Erica Zora Wrightson

This installation is a part of Then, Now, Next: Oral History for Social Change, OHMA's multimedia interactive popup exhibition of stories, which will take place at the Refectory at Union Theological Seminary on April 29, 2015.

Jazz, like oral history, takes time and memory as its material. When the beat changes, the music changes. Shifts in education, technology, and culture have left wet fingerprints on the music. What happens to lyricism in the age of information? Find out from intimate interviews with jazz musicians, educators, and club owners.

Erica Zora Wrightson is a journalist, creative writer, editor, and lapsed cellist from Pasadena, California. She has worked for the L.A. Weekly; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA); and the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, where she founded the music series, Songs About Place. She's interested in documenting formation and manifestations of culture.

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