Libraries to feature history of local jazz April 24

Western Today staff

Milt Krieger, a Western Washington University emeritus professor in liberal studies, will share stories from his book on local jazz at the Western Libraries Spring Reading Series event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

The event will take place in Special Collections on the sixth floor of Wilson Library.

Krieger's book, "The Less Subdued Excitement: A Century of Jazz in Bellingham and Whatcom County, Washington," covers local jazz from its pioneer World War I times to mid-2012, distilling 100 interviews and 150 photographs into a fascinating story of the rich local jazz scene. Krieger's latest book is "Cameroon’s Contemporary Culture and Politics: Prospects and Problems," published in 2014.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Western Libraries website.