Judson Manor offers free Jazz lecture series Jan. 19-Feb. 23, 2012

Judson Manor retirement community in University Circle will offer a free lecture series, “The Giants Who Created Jazz in New Orleans,” on Thursdays, from 3:00-4:30 p.m., January 19-February 23, 2012. Judson Manor is located at 1890 East 107 Street, Cleveland, OH 44106. To register, please call (216) 791-2885, or visit www.judsonsmartliving.org.

“The Giants Who Created Jazz in New Orleans”
 will be lead by Judson Manor resident, George Havens, a passionate Jazz aficionado, who fell in love with the truly American art form in the late-1930s. Havens has created a comprehensive syllabus that will be informative and fun for students of all ages.

Havens starts with the origins of Jazz in New Orleans in the late Ninteenth Century, the city’s early bands, then progresses to Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, The Great Clarinetists and ends with the New Orleans Revival in the 1930s and ’40s.  He will augment his lectures with recordings of Jazz greats from his extensive music collection.

“I want students to gain an appreciation for traditional Jazz,” says Havens who advocates for keeping the legacy of traditional Jazz alive. “It’s as American as baseball and the Constitution.”

About George Havens
George N. Havens is president of Strategic Consulting and the retired chairman of The Jayme Organization, Inc., a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm in Cleveland. Through Strategic Consulting, launched in 1990, Havens provides consultation on leadership, planning and marketing for growth-oriented organizations. From his home in Bozeman, Montana he served for many years on the board of Jazz Montana which presented an annual festival. Havens is an honors graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. He and his wife, Virginia, live at Judson Manor in University Circle.

Media Contact:
Rob Lucarelli, Director of Communications
(216) 791-2321; cell: (216) 990-7616
rlucarelli@www.judsonsmartliving.org

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Judson is an accredited, not-for-profit organization in Northern Ohio that provides programs and living options for individuals taking responsibility for their successful aging. Established in 1906, Judson provides independent living, wellness and membership programs, assisted living, memory support services, long-term nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, home care and adult day services. Judson operates three complementary campuses: Judson Park and Judson Manor, known collectively as Judson at University Circle, and South Franklin Circle in Chagrin Falls. For those who wish to remain at home, Judson offers Smart Living at Home. More information at www.judsonsmartliving.org.

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