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Local 76-493: Jazz and the Racial Integration of Seattle’s Musicians’ Union

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
7 – 8:30 pm

Mid-century Seattle possessed a rich music scene that was sharply divided along racial lines. Barred from playing in many of the big clubs, members of Seattle’s Black Musicians’ Union–the 493–created a vibrant jazz scene along Jackson Street. Hear from long-time union members about the significance of this musical moment and the ensuing racial integration of the Musicians’ Unions. Enjoy live jazz performed by current members of the Local 76-493.

This program is presented in partnership with the Northwest African American Museum.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: $5 MOHAI and NAAM members / $10 general public

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