‘Jazz & Fashion’ shows how they blended, changed over decades

From the zoot suits of the bebop era to the understated elegance of Esperanza Spalding, fashion always has been a part of jazz.

Marty Ashby, program director of MCG Jazz at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, has seen how clothes work with jazz in the suits of Wynton Marsalis and the T-shirts of Pat Metheny.

“Jazz and fashion are joined at the hip,” he says. “But, whether it is Duke Ellington and his high-class look or someone on the stage in jeans, it is a personal statement.”

A look at that individuality is at the core of “Jazz & Fashion: Hill District Beat,” Saturday’s show at the guild on the North Side. Read more
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