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Jazz improvisation, musical creativity, and the brain featured in upcoming Lunchtime Learning Presentation

Jazz improvisation, musical creativity, and the brain featured in upcoming Lunchtime Learning Presentation

The lunchtime learning presentation, “Jazz Improvisation, Musical Creativity, and the Brain,” featuring Charles Limb, MD, will be held on Friday, February 2 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Teton County Library. The presentation is co-sponsored by St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness and the Grand Teton Music Festival as part of its 2018 Winter Festival.

In this presentation, Dr. Limb will discuss how neuroscientists study the musical regions of the brain, his experimental findings related to jazz improvisation, and the societal value of “Science of the Arts.”

Dr. Charles Limb is the Francis A. Sooy Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at UC San Francisco. He was featured on an NPR TED Radio Hour on the source of creativity. His current areas of research focus on the study of the neural basis of musical creativity as well as the study of music perception in deaf individuals with cochlear implants.

The Lunchtime Learning presentation is free, but ticketed. Tickets are available online at and at St. John’s wellness department.

For more information, please call St. John’s Wellness at 739-7244 or 739-7466.

St. John’s Words on Wellness program is supported in part by the St. John’s Hospital Foundation.

Focused on education and outreach, GTMF’s Winter Festival is generously sponsored by the Center of Wonder. For tickets and more information, please visit


Media Contact: Karen Connelly,, 307-739-7380


St. John's Health in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term care Living Center.


The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence, and community wellness. For more information about the Foundation, please contact John Goettler at 307.739.7516 or


Recently ranked as one of the nation’s Top Ten Classical Music Festivals by The New York Times, the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) has been serving the Jackson Hole community for more than 55 years. Each summer, more than 200 musicians from North America’s top orchestras gather for seven weeks of orchestral and chamber music led by internationally acclaimed Music Director Donald Runnicles. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series.