Abby Mendelson will be presenting Pittsburgh Jazz Past and Present. This four-week course will focus on the rich history of jazz in Pittsburgh. Arguably America's single greatest city for the creation of jazz talent, we will look at the reasons for the astounding growth of jazz here, its personalities and places, it diversity over the years, and the extraordinary community it has maintained into the Twenty-First Century. Books include Mark Whitaker's Smoketown, David Hajdu's Lush Life, and Abby Mendelson's Spirit to Spirit. Register below for the series (1/24; 1/31; 2/7 and 2/14).