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New Orleans – The Birthplace of Jazz

Free Lecture led by KMHD Radio Host & PDX Jazz Board Member Deborah Demoss Smith

January 10 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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PDX Jazz is proud to present Discover Jazz – an adult education series with New Orleans transplant, KMHD Jazz Radio Host, and PDX Jazz Board Member Deborah Demoss Smith. Deborah will host the evening’s event that includes lecture and discussion. In this presentation, Deborah will discuss New Orleans – The Birthplace of Jazz. Deborah will guide this musical journey looking at the historical, cultural and musical origins of American’s indigenous music.

Currently, Deborah is host of Second Line on KMHD jazz radio and also writes the column Notations for the KMHD/OPB Jazz radio website. She has a background as a broadcast and print writer, a TV news reporter/producer and a published book author.

This event is free to the public on a first-come, first-served seating basis. Due to the popularity of these events, we advise an early arrival.