Book Discussion Group
The book of the evening is The Jazz Palace by May Morris.
Boomtown Chicago, 1920s—a world of gangsters, musicians, and clubs. Young Benny Lehrman, born into a Jewish hat-making family, is expected to take over his father’s business, but his true passion is piano—especially jazz. After dark, he sneaks down to the South Side to hear the bands play. One night he is asked to sit in with a group. The trumpeter, a black man named Napoleon, becomes Benny’s friend and musical collaborator. As Benny and Napoleon navigate the highs and the lows of the Jazz Age, a bond is forged between them that is as memorable as it is lasting.
Come along and take part in our lively discussion. Newcomers welcome.
€ 5 /3 erm./FV 2
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