Oregon Festival of American Music 2016
Groovin' High
Dizzy, Bird & The Birth of Bebop
Wed, Aug 10, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
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Not all trends in late 1930s early ‘40s American culture had a place, of course, in the war effort. That effort was inherently popular, and needed to be. Art, literature, theatre, and music that were not popular were not included in any of the official, commercial or social channels of morale-centric entertainment primarily because there was little demand for it, either among the troops or folks back home in general. This is not to say that these cultural developments were not important, worthy, or, ultimately, deeply influential; just that they were not in tune with the broader currents and needs of their time.
Of the many such movements at play during the World War II years, the one that touches closest to our hearts here at The Shedd, was bebop. Aficionados on the scene in those years recall that this new voice in jazz had its roots in the late ‘30s--an informed, rhythmically and harmonically complex outgrowth of Swing; and that it worked itself out through the early '40s in small group settings in the hands of early pioneers John “Dizzy” Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and the like. It found its way onto the broader jazz scene and onto recordings only after the war, in 1945 and thereafter; and was met even then with significant resistance among the broader American public. Bebop nevertheless tenaciously held its own. And prevailed. And is now, as OFAM music director Jesse Cloninger puts it, “what all of us do.”
Jesse Cloninger and the Festival jazz unit pay tribute to Gillespie, Parker and the pioneers of Bebop in an evening that presents its most iconic early compositions, mixed with select vocal numbers from the period that were close to its aesthetic.
Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Charitable Trust This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket program, which makes a limited number of free tickets to 2015-16 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college. The program is made possible by a grant from Chamber Music America and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, director
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Byron Stripling, trumpet, vocals
Howard Alden, guitar
Larry Fuller, piano
Chuck Redd, drums, vibes
Lynn Seaton, bass
 Yardbird Suite
Music by Charlie Parker
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Bu Dee Daht
Music by Coleman Hawkins
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol
 Body And Soul
(1930) Three's a Crowd
Words by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton - Music by Johnny Green
 Stompin' At The Savoy
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb
 I Can't Get Started
(1935) Ziegfeld Follies of 1936
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by Vernon Duke
 Oop Bop Sh'bam
Music by Dizzy Gillespie
 Lady Bird
Music by Tadd Dameron
 In The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee
Music by Mary Loe Williams
 How High The Moon
(1940) Two For The Show
Words by Nancy Hamilton - Music by Buddy Lewis
 A Night in Tunisia
Music by Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli
 Embraceable You
(1930) Girl Crazy
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Salt Peanuts
Words & music by Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke
 'Round Midnight
Music by Thelonious Monk
 Poppity Pop Goes the Motorcycle
Music by Slim Gaillard
 What Is This Thing Called Love?
(1929) Wake Up And Dream!
Words & music by Cole Porter
Music by Charlie Parker
 These Foolish Things
(1936) Spread It Abroad
Words by Eric Maschwitz - Music by Jack Strachey, Harry Link
Words by Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder - Music by Juan Tizol
 Groovin' High
Music by Dizzy Gillespie
Music by Babs Gonzales
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Kenny Clarke, 1914-1985
Tadd Dameron, -
Ervin Drake, 1919-
Vernon Duke, 1903-1969
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Frank Eyton, 1894-1962
Slim Gaillard, -
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Dizzy Gillespie, 1918-1993
Babs Gonzales, 1919-1980
Benny Goodman, 1909-1986
Johnny Green, 1908-1989
Nancy Hamilton, -
Coleman Hawkins, -
Edward Heyman, 1907-1981
Hans Lengsfelder, 1903-1979
Buddy Lewis, -
Harry Link, 1896-1956
Eric Maschwitz, 1901-1969
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
Thelonious Monk, -
Frank Paparelli, 1917-1973
Charlie Parker, 1920-1955
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Andy Razaf, 1895-1973
Edgar Sampson, 1907-1973
Robert Sour, -1985
Jack Strachey, 1894-1972
Juan Tizol, 1900-1984
Chick Webb, 1905-1939
Mary Loe Williams, -
Ticket/Venue Info
Groovin' High Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  17.00 
C28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
D20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
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