Jazz Threads commemorates the history, celebrates the present, and builds the future of the vibrant American art form of jazz on a local level. Long committed to bringing artists into deeper contact with the diverse constituencies of Champaign-Urbana, Krannert Center convened a broad spectrum of community artists to consider a jazz-based artist residency project that would touch the community in a significant way. From that first meeting in January 2002, we began to refurbish a tapestry created years ago. It depicts a love affair with jazz; it looks at the environment that allowed the art form to grow through the mid-20th century; and it celebrates our area's treasure trove of professional jazz artists. As we gaze at this tapestry, we'll consider the promising future of our community, making connections through jazz.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
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Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, “Jazz Threads,” eBlack Champaign-Urbana, accessed July 19, 2019, http://eblackcu.net/portal/items/show/212.