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Saluting Our Jazz Elders with Melba Joyce: Global Weekends

Anyone who has listened to jazz -- a uniquely American musical form that is fundamentally interpretive, improvisational and creative -- will describe the way it seems to stimulate the mind. And in recent years, new scientific research has shown that improvisation really does activate the parts of the brain that enhance self-expression and lower inhibitions. On Saturday, February 19, from 12:30 to 5 pm, the American Museum of Natural History will honor jazz's trailblazing artists and musicians and highlight the ways jazz can stimulate and enhance the brain with a special Global Weekends event, Saluting Our Jazz Elders, which will feature performances by celebrated jazz vocalist Melba Joyce, New Amsterdam Music Association, Joey Morant, and McCollough Sons of Thunder, as well as conversations throughout the day with Robert O'Meally, co-founder of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University about the connections between jazz, the brain, and education. For more information visit http://www.amnh.org
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