The Age of Jazz

The Arts Society Helmsley

5th March – The Age of Jazz


Lecturer: Sandy Burnett


Studying music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge and working as music director for the RSC, National Theatre and in Londons West End, Sandy Burnett spent a decade as one of the core team of music presenters on BBC Radio 3.  This lecture covers the early years from its beginnings through to the start of the Second World War.  As a musicologist and a gigging musician, Sandy is able to shed light on jazz from the inside.  His illustrations range from early pre-impressions by Maurice Ravel and others and the very earliest jazz recordings through to classics by Louis Armstrong and the dawn of the Swing Era.




The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies has changed its name to The Arts Society. The Helmsley branch is now The Arts Society Helmsley

Lectures are held in Helmsley Arts Centre auditorium at 7.15pm

Annual membership: £45 per annum for 9 lectures  Individual lecture £10

For more information contact Rowena Godfrey 01439 770617

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