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Looking At: Jazz, America's Art Form

February - April 2007

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a film and discussion series presented by University Libraries with the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
Kent State University

Calendar of Events
All events begin at 7:00 pm and are free and open to the public

Thursday, February 1st: Opening Lecture
Kent Campus, University Auditorium
Jeanne Houck, Project Curator, Looking At: Jazz
Krin Gabbard, Stony Brook University
Reception and live music to follow program

Wednesday, February 7th: New Orleans and the Origins of Jazz
Stark Campus, Main Hall Auditorium
Facilitator: Charles Hersch, Cleveland State University
Featuring: Ken Burns' Jazz, Episode One: Gumbo, Beginnings to 1917

Wednesday, February 21st: The Jazz Age and Harlem as a Center for Jazz
Trumbull Campus, 117 Technology Building
Facilitator: William Howland Kenney, Department of History
Featuring: Ken Burns' Jazz, Episode Two: The Gift, 1917-1924 &
Harlem Renaissance: The Music & Rhytms That Started a Cultural Revolution

Wednesday, March 7th: The Jazz Vocalists
Kent Campus, University Auditorium
Facilitator: Denise Seachrist, School of Music
Featuring: Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday

Wednesday, March 21st: The Swing Era
Stark Campus, Main Hall Auditorium
Facilitator: Kenneth Bindas, Department of History
Featuring: Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing
*Live music by Lake High School Jazz Band beginning at 6:15

Wednesday, April 4th: Jazz Innovators: Bebop, Hard Bop, Cool and More
Trumbull Campus, 117 Technology Building
Facilitator: Gene Shelton, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Featuring: Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Wednesday, April 18th: Latin Jazz and Jazz as an International Music
Kent Campus, University Auditorium
Facilitator: Chas Baker, School of Music
Featuring: A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba

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Major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. A project of Re:New Media in partnership with the American Library Association and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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