From Bessie Smith to Bruce Springsteen and Beyond: John Hammond's Influence on American Music and Societ *In-Person* *NEW*

A Vanderbilt heir with leftist politics shaped by the experience of the Great Depression, John Hammond, Sr. made it his life’s work to champion and support marginalized voices in American society through the channels of modern music performance and production. Over six decades, and through shifting tastes of the public, Hammond nurtured or furthered the careers of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Benny Goodman (and Charlie Christian), Big Joe Turner, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and other artists who shaped American music and society in the twentieth century. Instructor, Brendan Hogan

Sections

WUMB-WI23.01

Start Date

January 13, 2023

Time

6:00pm

Location

CCAE

Cost

$175.00

Availability

11

5 Fridays, 6:00-7:30pm Begins Jan. 13

This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Brendan Hogan

Instructor

Brendan Hogan