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AU film series presents 'America's Music: Swing Jazz'

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Aurora University's 2013-14 film series will screen "America's Music: Swing Jazz," with a discussion and live music, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Perry Theatre in Stephens Hall, 349 S. Gladstone Ave. in Aurora.

The third of six America's Music documentaries, it explores a century of jazz styles, while also highlighting America's first integrated all-women swing band.

A post-show discussion will be led by Mark Plummer of Aurora, AU associate professor of music. Saxophonist Joel Moore of Plainfield, a part-time AU music-faculty member, will perform.

The America's Music series continues with "America's Music: Country and Bluegrass," Feb. 24; "America's Music: Rock," March 10; and "America's Music: Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop," March 24.

The public is invited. Admission is free but registration is required.

To register or for more information, call (630) 844-4924, email or visit

America's Music is a six-week series of public programs created by the New York City-based Tribeca Film Institute® in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in consultation with the Society for American Music.