On October 28th, Mr. Charles J. Greenberg, Director of the Library at Wenzhou-Kean University held a lecture The History of American Jazz at Wenzhou No.17 Middle School.

Charles introduced the history of jazz, which originated in the late 19th and early 20th century in the southern United States. Mr. Greenberg played jazz music from different historical periods of development, while the students were clapping to the beat and he himself was adding insight by mentioning significant rhythm and harmony examples. The atmosphere of the lecture was quite active and some students interested in jazz asked many questions after the lecture.

After this event, Mr. Greenberg remarked, “I hope WKU faculty members can come to Wenzhou’s middle schools and get involved in these kind of cultural exchange activities.”