The University of Iowa
Swing University: The Democracy! Suite and Wynton Marsalis
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The Democracy! Suite and Wynton Marsalis

Part of United We Swing: Jazz and American History 

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Free admission – donations appreciated
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 7:00 pm

We close with a special guest lecturer, as we return to Wynton Marsalis' The Democracy! Suite. As we weave together the strands of the previous five sessions, we will look at what Marsalis' writing shows us in terms of the legacy of the music, his role in preserving it, and what the continuum of jazz shows us about healthy communication, leadership, and democratic ideals.

Part of the United We Swing: Jazz and American History series presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center.


Dive into Wynton Marsalis’ work The Democracy! Suite and hear the septet in action:

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Todd Stoll, our guest for the evening, also spoke at length about the seminal septet work Live at the Village Vanguard. While physical copies are the way to go for liner notes and personnel details, the set can be hard to find. It is available on Spotify ( and you can find some of the liner note material on Wynton’s website (


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