Jazz pianist and Redding resident David Morgan returns to the Mark Twain Library on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 11 to 12:15 for his Jazz Interlude@MTL, where he will perform pieces composed by his favorites such as Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. He’ll play compositions representing the wide variety of styles of the genre spanning from the earliest to the most modern. He will also share some compositions of his own.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Mr. Morgan studied music at Cal State Northridge before transferring to the University of New Orleans where he was the first graduate of the university’s new Jazz Studies program studying under the legendary Ellis Marsalis. After graduation he began a career playing with many jazz greats and as a recording artist. His career now concentrates on teaching and writing music and inspiring others to appreciate the sounds of Jazz.
In addition to performing he will interact with the library’s audience, helping them to gain an understanding of the pieces he’ll perform and an appreciation for how jazz can communicate to them while they listen.
Sign up on the library’s website or by calling the library at the main number, 203 938-2545.