What is the relationship between food, jazz, and American history? In the late 19th and early 20th century, jazz spread into American life, blending many influences and finding distinct forms in each community it was played, from New Orleans to Harlem to Kansas City.
Join us for a special edition of our free monthly cooking program as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month 2017 with a day celebrating the food jazz. We will be joined by guest chef Rock Harper, who will prepare a few dishes from America’s leading jazz communities. As Chef Rock cooks, we will explore how each city produced unique culinary creations to feed both musicians and their audiences, and discuss how the foods that fed jazz are as improvisational, innovative, and rooted in tradition as the music itself.
This program is free to attend, no tickets required.
This program is part of the monthly Cooking Up History series and a part of Jazz Appreciation Month 2017. To learn more, visit: http://s.si.edu/JazzMonth