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Tag: jazzmonth17

Jazz Performance: Small Group A

Jazz at Princeton University presents a concert with Small Group A under the direction of Rudresh Mahanthappa. Compositions of the great masters of this truly American music will be performed […]

Film and Discussion: “Satchmo the Great”

For this 1956 film by Edward R. Murrow, the broadcaster followed Louis Armstrong around the world, filming him in Paris, Sweden, Switzerland, England, and Africa, before returning to New York […]

Book Discussion: “Jazz” by Toni Morrison

Kinohi Nishikawa of Princeton University’s English and African American Studies departments leads a discussion of Morrison’s award-winning novel. Set in 1920s Harlem, the book explores how the lives and loves […]

The Masters of Swing

In this lecture/performance Gordon James and his quartet showcase big band and swing music from the 1920s through the 1960s including that of Paul Whiteman, Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, Benny […]

Jazz Performance and Discussion with Lewis Porter

Musicians and recording artists Lewis Porter on piano, Kenny Davis on bass and Adam Niewood on saxophone, present a performance and discussion of jazz music. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, […]

Performance: Sonic Liberation 8 with Oliver Lake

This eight-member ensemble is deeply rooted in the traditions of Afro-Cuban music and has spent years fusing that grand tradition with new sounds, including composed jazz, modern chamber composition, and […]