Sammons Center Artistic Director and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones leads a four-part series of free forty-minute sessions about jazz. Each Jazz & Java session is a blend of listening to and learning about jazz with a serving of coffee. Each session is 12pm – 12:40pm presented virtually. Register to receive an email when the livestream link is live. Schedule: LEND ME YOUR EAR - JUNE 21, 2022 The meaning of form, measures, music counting, sections, melody, and improvisation in jazz music. JAZZ TRANSFORMATION - JUNE 28, 2022 The history of jazz artists – taking popular songs and creatively reworking them into jazz classics. ALL ABOUT JAZZ BLUES - JULY 26, 2022 The musical journey from the traditional blues of the Deep South to jazz blues. SWING, RHYTHM, & THE BAND - AUGUST 2, 2022 The intricate ways the jazz band works together and the important role of each instrument.