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Exploring Music: Jewish Masters of Popular Song

Thursday, January 11 @ 1:00 pmThursday, January 18 @ 2:15 pm

Join composer/pianist Clint Edwards for an interesting and insightful journey focused on two masters of popular songs.

Exploring Music: Jewish Masters of Popular Song

Two Thursdays, January 11 & 18

1-2:15pm (PT), 2-3:15pm (MT), 3-4:15pm (CT), 4-5:15pm (ET)

on Zoom

Don’t miss composer/pianist/instructor Clint Edwards’ return with an all-new mini-series focused on two Jewish masters of popular song:

Jan 11: Jule Styne

A hard-hitting tunesmith, long known for his legendary Broadway scores (Gypsy, Funny Girl) and larger-than-life personality, Jule Styne had his first successes as one of the masters of Tin Pan Alley.

Let’s explore the songs of Styne’s popular songbook, including the many hits he created with lyricist Sammy Cahn for their friend Frank Sinatra such as “Three Coins In A Fountain,” “It’s Been A Long, Long Time,” “I’ll Walk Alone,” “Time After Time” and more!

Jan 18: Burt Bacharach

The iconic songwriter is considered one of the most important and influential figures of 20th Century popular music. Let’s explore his catalogue of chart-topping hits, many written with lyricist Hal David, and sung by the great Dionne Warwick.

We’ll discuss Bacharach’s innovations in style, chord progressions, and unique take on rhythm in his songs such as “They Long To Be Close To You,” “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” “Do You Know The Way To San Jose,” and “I Say A Little Prayer.”

Save! Get “Early Bird” ticket prices; register before January 9th!

About Clint Edwards

Clint Edwards is a composer, arranger, and pianist. His compositions and arrangements have been performed around the world, including NYC’s Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, WQXR, Joe’s Pub, The Green Room 42, and The Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference, as well as in concert venues throughout England, Holland, Australia, Germany, South Korea, and Poland. He is the winner of the 2019 Broadway World Award for “Best Independent Album Release.” As a pianist, he regularly gives more than 350 performances a year in the NYC metropolitan area.

Ticket & Notes:

“Early Bird” Series Ticket: $25 (re: $12.50 per class). Available until 48-hours before the 1st discussion.

Regular Series Ticket: $30 (re: $15 per class). Available until the start of the last discussion.

Tickets: All tickets are 1) are per device, not per person, on Zoom, and 2) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable. Single tickets are not available for this series.

The Fine Print:

Fortunately, we’ve had very few issues, but just to be clear…

Your Zoom “Event Link”: The Zoom event link will be emailed to all registrants automatically upon registration and then again 2-hours prior to each class. To help it land in your “inbox,” before registering, please add the following emails to your contacts:

  • JCC Alliance — alliance@marinjcc.org
  • James Sokol — jsokol@marinjcc.org

Registrants are requested to make sure the email w/link has arrived by the evening of January 9th. If the email does not arrive, please see “Troubleshooting” below.

Have a Comcast email? Please refer to this guide: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/spam-filters-and-email-blocking-new-experience.

Troubleshooting: We will do our best to remedy any issues. Registrants who have NOT received the email w/link are asked to check their email “junk” and “spam” folders. If found, please move the email to your inbox. If the email/link is still not there, please contact James (see below) immediately.

Late Troubleshooting: We will try our best – but cannot guarantee – help with Zoom links to guests contacting James less than 15-minutes prior to the event.

Live Only: In agreement with our guides, artists, instructors, special guests, etc., events are not recorded. Make-up sessions are unavailable. Credit/refund is not given for missed events.

Liability: While we will do our best to remedy any issues, The Osher Marin JCC & its Program Partners cannot be held responsible for 1) issues related to Eventbrite or Zoom, 2) ticket buyers not following the instructions above, nor 3) packing, shipping, or deliver services of food/beverages not received in time for tasting events.

Don’t ya just hate “the fine print?!!”

Questions? Email James at jsokol@marinjcc.org.

Exploring Music is created by the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) and offered by the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. See below for a full list of Alliance Partners.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join in our activities! JCC members, non-members, those who live near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, hair styles, fashion choices, chocolate preferences, etc. “The more the merrier!”


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