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Life Long Learning: Jews and Jazz, Improvising EthnicityMay 5 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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May 5 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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Date:
May 5
Time:
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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Sarah Diamond
Phone:
973-929-2938
Email:
sdiamond@jccmetrowest.org

Life Long Learning: Jews and Jazz, Improvising Ethnicity

Part of the Life Long Learning Series:

This lecture, followed by a Q&A will discuss the immeasurable role that Jews played in the advancement of Jazz, from the earliest days of Louis Armstrong to the current modern jazz of today. The topics will largely follow the impeccably researched book written by Professor Hersch entitled Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity. The lecture will be led by Grammy-nominated, and John Coltrane biographer, Professor Lewis Porter.

Charles Hersch is Professor of Political Science at Cleveland State University, where he teaches Political Theory and American Constitutional Law. He is the author of, among other works, Democratic Artworks: Politics and the Arts from Trilling to Dylan (State University of New York Press, 1998), Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans (University of Chicago Press, 2007), and Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity (Routledge, 2017). He is currently working on a book comparing the thought of Hannah Arendt and Mikhail Bakhtin, focusing on the role of dialogue in democratic life.

Lewis Porter, P.h.D., is a Grammy-nominated pianist and composer on 30 albums with Dave Liebman, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, and many others, as well as a celebrated educator, author, and researcher. His best-known book is John Coltrane: His Life and Music. A long-time former music professor at Rutgers in Newark and at Tufts U, he also taught at The New School, Manhattan School of Music, NYU, William Paterson, and Brandeis, as well as guest teaching throughout the USA and Europe.

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