“The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) held its eighth jazz series on Saturday at Florentine’s Grill and Bar, with a mission to entertain and educate OLLI members and visitors about a music form that originated in America and that represents the social and cultural life of an era.
The series is held on designated Saturdays every month, with each performance dedicated to a different theme. The theme of the concert was mainstream jazz, said saxophonist Joseph “Joe” Lawton, M.D. The trailblazers OLLI focused on were Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael.
Attendees had the chance to learn about Armstrong and Carmichael, including their backgrounds and their contributions to the artform, while enjoying an afternoon of fine cuisine.“