If you like folk songs, jazz and or world music, this interim January course is for you. “Roots music” refers to any music that starts as the collective expression of a culture. It includes folk music, but also jazz and the written songs of Woody Guthrie or the Carter Family. This January, we’ll follow last year’s survey of folk-blues with a brief look at how the blues grew into and shaped jazz. We’ll read the last section of James Baldwin’s story, “Sonny’s Blues,” and listen to recordings by Bunk Johnson, George Lewis, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and The Modern Jazz Quartet.