‘Jazz Through the Decades’ performance on tap this Friday

The Nashua Community Concert Association presents a program entitled “Jazz Through the Decades,”by Nashua-based JAZZ FIRST at the Elm Street Middle School auditorium at 8 PM this Friday, April 13. The offering traces the history of jazz from its early roots in spirituals of the mid-1800s to the present day. Much of the repertoire comes from the body of work generally known as the “Great American Songbook” which encompasses the songs from the great musicals and films of the 1920s through the 1960s. The group strongly believes in that repertoire and feels that it needs to be kept alive so that people young and old learn to appreciate its classic nature. Commentary outlining major aspects of this genre’s development and incorporation in America’s musical background will be included.

The group consists of piano, upright bass, drums, sax/flute/clarinet, and a vocalist to bring the songs alive.

Tickets are $25 at the door. Student tickets are $10. Call 603-579-0603 for further information.