Vladimir Putin

O'Hara, Geoffrey

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An address of music, wit, and comedic entertainment focussed on the subject of Jazz. Some amusing definitions of the term "Jazz." The universal love of music. Indefinable jazz. How the word has been used. The speaker's definition of jazz. Many personal anecdotes and reminiscences told in an amusing style. Encouraging the love of music in children. The economic value of music. The physical and mental creative sides of human nature, with examples. Encouraging the creative side, with anecdotes. Starting from the folksongs of England, Ireland, Germany, France, and before that, all made before the arrival of composition as our foundation for music. The need to start with children in order to develop a musical community. The speaker entertained, and responded to questions from the audience.

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