“JAZZ ROOTS is the most important new concert and educational jazz series in America.”
– Quincy Jones
Jazz is the heartbeat of our nation. It’s the sound of everything we stand for. Now you can discover where this phenomenal music first came from and where it is headed in JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series. Four amazing JAZZ ROOTS events are coming to The Smith Center, and we are inviting you to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public. By subscribing to the entire series, you’ll be guaranteed the same seats for every show, and you won’t have to pay single ticket fees.
The Story Behind the Series
Inspired by a study of the deep origins of American music, acclaimed record and television producer Larry Rosen founded the JAZZ ROOTS series to bring the story of jazz and the talents of its greatest
artists not only to concert audiences, but also to area students. In conjunction with each concert in the series, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts works with local schools and universities to provide students with the priceless opportunity to learn from American music legends. With its combination of superstar concerts and community engagement, there’s no other musical program to match JAZZ ROOTS.
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