Prepare for a stimulating exploration of the many facets of this legendary singer. Dr. Porter, known worldwide as a leading jazz historian and pianist and an engaging teacher, will present his unpublished insights into Holiday’s life and music. Among the topics to be addressed:
Who were Billie’s formative influences?
What was her connection to the blues?
What was the impact of Strange Fruit on her career?
Billie as composer, lyricist, and bandleader—in rehearsal !
Billie in films and plays, including a new documentary and biopic.
Romanticizing Billie in literature for children and adults.
Her impact and legacy.
DON’T MISS IT !