Spark lends an ear to the richness of original American music as it is created in the Bay Area. First visit with mandolin master David Grisman finds a happy medium between new jazz and traditional bluegrass with his groundbreaking David Grisman Quartet. Then travel with the all-star ensemble of the SFJazz Collective as they get ready for their debut tour through California. Finally, hear the Elderhostel Program encourage seniors to get up and get down in front of the microphone, performing their own gospel and blues.
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Meet David Grisman, who has helped revive American bluegrass while creating a new style of acoustic string music.
Learn to sing the blues with seniors in Elderhostel's Tiburon American Music Program.
Go backstage as the SFJAZZ Collective prepares their tribute to John Coltrane.
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