The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Animal Discovery Zone
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Get ready to swing and sway as you learn about jazz and its roots through the music of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. Local band The Dans of Steel will delight guests with a performance that will break down the music of Steely Dan into its Jazz and Afro-American components. Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to learn about composition analysis, the historic use of Afro-American musicians in their recording sessions, and their idols Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and others. Then, learn about the math of music and the science of sound in Making Music: Math + Science Out Loud!
The Dans of Steel
Bay Area-based band The Dans of Steel celebrates the music of Steely Dan, the prolific American rock band founded in 1972 by masterminds Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.
Started in 2017, it's a deserving tribute from five deeply soulful musicians who came together in admiration of the detailed craftings and artistic splendor of Steely Dan.
The Dans of Steel — Waddell Bell, Ronnie Smith, Dave Shul, Malcolm Marshall, and Raliegh Neal — explore, “funkafy,” and lovingly recreate songs from throughout the Steely Dan canon that bring together jazz, rock, and R&B sensibilities.
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