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Côte à Côte - Coast To Coast: Art and Jazz in France and California at The Getty Center
(Published: November 09, 2007)

Tuesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 15, 2007
Harold M. Williams Auditorium
The Getty Center

Côte à Côte explores the intersection of jazz with postwar art and culture. A two-day multimedia program on November 13 and 14 features conversations with artists and musicians, poetry readings, musical performances, and talks on art, literature and music. Daytime events include conversation with master photographer William Claxton with special guests Bud Shank and Dennis Hopper, the premier of George Herms' free jazz opera featuring Los Angeles based jazz musicians, a reading and performance by renowned poet and musician of the beat generation David Meltzer, sets by Central Avenue jazz legends Clora Bryant, Ernie Andrews and Buddy Collette, and more. On November 14, an evening screening of rare film shorts from French and American archives features live musical accompaniment by René Urtreger. Côte à Côte culminates in a concert on November 15, with West Coast and French musicians playing well-known jazz favorites and new interpretations of jazz classics. Held in conjunction with the Orange County Museum of Art exhibition Birth of the Cool, Côte à Côte explores and explodes creative boundaries-bringing artists, scholars, poets, and musicians of different ages and nationalities together to celebrate their shared love of jazz.

Tuesday, November 13, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Film Screening:
Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 15, 8:00 p.m.

All events take place at the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center.

To register for the conference and to purchase concert tickets please visit www.getty.edu
or call (310) 440-7300.

The Côte à Côte conference schedule is available online here: http://www.getty.edu/visi...

More Information: http://www.getty.edu/visit/events/cote_a_cote.html

Submitted By: Donna Conwell

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