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08 Oct 09 Jazz Mavericks Topic of El Paso Discussion Tonight

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TEXAS MUSIC HISTORY LECTURE SERIES — El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe. RSVP: 351-3588. Author Dave Oliphant will present “Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State,” 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, OCT. 8.

Oliphant will discuss Jack Teagarden, Eddie Durham, Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Giuffre, Ornette Coleman, Scott Joplin’s ragtime the work of Dallasite Red Garland, pianist for the 1950s’ Miles Davis Quintet and more. Oliphant has written extensively on Texans in jazz in his books “Texan Jazz,” “The Early Swing Era, 1930 to 1941” and “Jazz Mavericks.”

Meet and greet, food and music is 5:30 with lecture at 7 p.m. and party on patio a 7 p.m. Beverages available for purchase. Admission: $4 members, $8 nonmembers. Seating is limited, please RSVP.

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