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  • Writer's pictureOlivia Fortunato

May 30, 2020 – Virtual Seminar – “Thriving in Crisis: The Chick Webb Orchestra and

Save the date!

On Saturday, May 30th the Frankie Manning Foundation is proud to host special guest Christi Jay Wells Ph.D who will be hosting a special virtual seminar:

Thriving in Crisis: The Chick Webb Orchestra and the Great Depression

This will be a fascinating and engaging virtual seminar for Lindy hoppers, musicians, and jazz enthusiasts, and will lend an interesting perspective on the hard times we are all going through right now as a result of Covid-19.

  1. Saturday, May 30, 2020

  2. 12pm EDT

  3. Released simultaneously on Facebook Live & YouTube

  4. Seminar will be followed by a separate Facebook Live Q&A with Christi Jay Wells


⭐For ESL, you can follow along with the script here.

⭐The full dissertation can be found here.

For those of you in conflicting timezones, the seminar will continue to be available online after it has gone live.

Example Timezones:

About our guest speaker, Christi Jay Wells Ph.D.


We are so lucky to have Christi Jay Wells speak on this subject. Their PhD dissertation Chick Webb won a major award: The Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award from the Society for American Music. We’re really looking forward to this!


#seminar #ChristiJayWells #ChickWebb #ChristopherWells #GreatDepression

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