Green Mountain Academy welcomes Eugene Uman, the director of the Vermont Jazz Center, to talk about the history of jazz piano. This presentation will observe the development of the piano throughout jazz history. Beginning with ragtime and blues music, we will explore how features from those styles were incorporated by Jelly Roll Morton into New Orleans and traditional jazz. We will listen to the kings of stride, observe the influences of boogie-woogie, and delight in the piano’s role in bebop, hard-bop and cool jazz. This talk will conclude with a look at pioneers of modern jazz piano, and players making the scene today. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.