Welcome to Learn With the Levitt! Join us every Thursday in January to learn about a different genre of music paired with wines. The class is available only at 7:30 p.m. on the date listed. Learn With the Levitt is a partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington Music Department
Misunderstood No More: Hip-Hop and Sparkling Wine for All
Everyone has preconceived notions about hip-hop and champagne. What are yours? In an exciting, barrier-breaking hour, we’ll discover how both sparkling wines and hip-hop rely on traditions to create wines and music that are exciting, outgoing, ambitious, and above all, approachably liberating for everyone.
Pairs with Tattainger Champagne, Poema Cava and Caposaldo Prosecco
Click here for the class at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28
Click here to order the Hip-Hop Special Edition Wines for $80 (with $10 going to the Levitt) or all 12 music-series wines for $300 (with $50 going to the Levitt).
About your host
Laura Bennett Cameron is principal bassoonist of the five-time Grammy-nominated Dallas Winds, and assistant professor of bassoon and chamber music at the University of Texas-Arlington. She is an in-demand soloist for recitals and concertos around the world, having given a series of concerto performances in Italy in January 2020. A champion of the works of Roger Boutry, she has published the largest body of research on the composer in English and continues to expand the resources available on his life and works. Her debut CD, French Masterworks for Bassoon and Piano (Indesens Classique, 2016) with Boutry at the piano, has been praised as “virtuosic, lyrical and engagingly musical.” Her second album with Boutry, Encounters, is expected in 2021. Laura has performed with the Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony and the Boston Philharmonic, among others. She has a doctorate in music from Indiana University, a master’s in music from the New England Conservatory and a bachelor’s degree in music from West Texas A&M University.
About your instructor
A Philadelphia native, Jamar Jones, according to Jonathon Sprinkles, “is a guy that has been a part of all of our lives in some way without us realizing it.” He is an assistant professor and director of music industry studies at the University of Texas-Arlington. Since 1996, Jamar has worked with some of the music industry’s most respected brands as a producer, composer, arranger and musician to an impressive list of artists that includes Boyz II Men, Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, Jamie Foxx, Mary Mary, Usher and the legendary Patti Labelle.