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Sermon From the Studio: Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”

February 2, 2022
7:00 pm


Ilsley Public Library
Singer Marvin Gaye in a shiny suit under lights in concert

Fifty years after its release, vocalist/composer Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, an extended work addressing societal (and personal) challenges, has grown more pertinent and haunting with age. Jazz archivist and poet Reuben Jackson shares tracks from and discusses this riveting recording.

About Reuben Jackson

Reuben Jackson is an Archivist with the University of The District of Columbia’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives. From 1989 until 2009, he was Archivist and Curator with the Smithsonian Institution’s Duke Ellington Collection. He was host of Vermont Public Radio’s “Friday Night Jazz” from 2012 to 2018.

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Renee Ursitti
Phone:
(802) 388-4095

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Ilsley Public Library
75 Main St
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Website:
http://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/