Sentimental Journey: Songs from the WWII Era (a One Book One County Event)
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Swing and Big Band helped to define a culture and an era when great nations clashed on the battlefield in all corners of the globe. The music and dance of the late 30’s and early 40’s gave men and women an opportunity to forget the bleak woes of war and come together to mingle and “cut a rug” to the tunes of the time’s jazz greats. When the United States entered the war in 1941, swing music went to war, too. Jazz music provided comfort for families at home and soldiers abroad.
Jazz Singer Maggie Worsdale will take you back to the songs that became hits during the World War II era. I’ll be Seeing You, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Taking a Chance on Love, You’ll Never Know are just a few of the songs presented in this 1 hour program. Many of the tunes Maggie sings have terrific “stories behind the song,” and she’ll share the stories along with the songs.
Registration is encouraged but not required for this event. To reserve a seat, please register below or contact Adam at 610-828-0441 x 103 or email@example.com.
This program is part of the One Book, One County series of events for 2019. Adriana Trigiani, author of several bestsellers, including the recent Tony’s Wife about jazz singers and the Jersey Shore during the WWII era, will hold readings and book signings on April 11 at Ursinus College at 2:00 PM and Keneseth Israel Synagogue in Elkins Park at 7:00 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets to those events, visit MontcoLibraries.org.