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Jazz musicologist, Charles Carson, to visit KU

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Jazz musicologist, Charles Carson, from UT Austin, will be the guest of KU American Studies as a Big XII Faculty Fellow, from February 23-March 4. On Wed., Feb. 25, he will give a talk, "'Great Scott!': Shirley Scott and the 'Novelty' of Female Jazz Performance," as part of the Milton Steinhardt Lectures in Music Series, 3:30-4:30 in the Murphy Hall Library Conference Room. On Monday, March 2, he is the keynote speaker for "Improvising in Place: an Interdisciplinary Jazz Studies Colloquium." His keynote, entitled, “Philadelphia Stories: Race, Place, and the Jazz Geography of the City of Brotherly Love,” is co-sponsored by the Hall Center Place Race, and Space Seminar, and the Hall Center for the Humanities, and will be held in the Hall Center Auditorium from 3:30-4:30. ​​

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Performance this Friday!

Please join us Friday, August 11th at  5:30 for a 30-45 minute performance, followed by audience feedback and discussion.  The performance features Jesse Stewart and the Wooden Snap Dragons Ensemble.