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Jazzmobile, Community, and the Harlem Soundscape

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Paul's Chapel, 1160 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027
Jazzmobile, Community, and the Harlem Soundscape
Event Type: 
Performance
Open To: 
Faculty
Staff
Public
Alumni
Topic: 
Music
Location: 
Morningside

Event Contact

Center For Jazz Studies
212 851 9270
Performance by The Jazzmobile All Stars Ensemble, with a Keynote address by Whitney Slaten, Ph.D. Candidate in Music, Columbia University.
In response to the increasing inaccessibility of jazz performances in Harlem, Dr. Billy Taylor founded Jazzmobile in 1964, a not-for-profit arts organization that presents free, professional, live jazz concerts in order to bring jazz “back to Harlem.” Jazzmobile has presented free, live jazz concerts continuously for over fifty years, through which audiences, production teams, organizers and musicians sound and listen to amplified jazz at historical sites in Harlem’s outdoors. Jazzmobile, Community, and the Harlem Soundscape engages how Jazzmobile constructs community and the soundscape of Harlem in the midst of Harlem’s changing milieu. The program features performances by Jazzmobile all stars, a keynote address interrogating Jazzmobile as cultural repatriation and a roundtable discussion with Jazzmobile audience members.
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