Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement (Virtual)

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Adults , Teens
Registration for this event will close on February 14, 2022 @ 6:30pm.
There are 100 seats remaining.

Program Description

Event Details

The Farmington Libraries invite you to a special presentation by renowned flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq. Galen will talk about the history of jazz, its historical significance and its most influential contributors. Galen will chronicle jazz music from the turn of the century to present day, with an emphasis on understanding and appreciation of jazz and its historical significance – a true American heritage.


Galen Abdur-Razzaq is an extraordinary flutist with an extensive performance career. Razzaq is also a riveting speaker with encyclopedic knowledge on the topic of jazz history.

He studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and received an MA in education and performing arts from Rutgers University. A former educator, composer, arranger, director, and producer of children’s songs. Razzaq has performed and lectured at colleges and universities for over twenty-five years. For more information on Galen visit his website.

Registration is required. Join us via Zoom! 

Please email Lorri Huddy at FLref@farmingtonlibraries.org to register for the program and to receive a Zoom link. 

Instructions for Zoom: 

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a program. When you register for this program, you will be sent a unique Zoom ID and password.

To join on your computer, go to https://zoom.us/join on your computer's browser and open Zoom Meetings (PC) or Open zoom.us (Mac) and enter the meeting ID and password a few minutes before the program. Or, you can download the Zoom app on your computer, phone or tablet, open the Zoom app, and type in the meeting ID to join us. 

Please make sure you connect with your device's video and audio. 

Farmington Libraries Virtual Program Code of Conduct Policy


If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.


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