Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin and the Art of America

George Gershwin was a legendary American jazz musician in the 1920s and 30s. In his short life, he was able to establish a style that would continue to influence the way music is composed. In this episode, Rebecca McInroy and Rabbi Neil Blumofe discuss Gerwin’s legacy from his Russian roots, to his background of growing up in New York City in the early 19th century, and working with his brother Ira, while sharing some of his music throughout the examination of his life and career.

George Gershwin (6.22.14)

George Gershwin was an American musician,  composer and visionary whose work at the beginning of the 20th century helped to shaped a collective understanding of the American experience. In this installment of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe explores the life and legacy George Gershwin.