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november, 2020

05nov9:30 am5:30 pmFeed the Fire: A Cyber Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen

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Event Details

Feed the Fire: A Cyber Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen celebrates the work of the late pianist, composer, improvisor, and educator and serves as a launch for a special issue of the journal Jazz and Culture, “The Power of Geri Allen.” Feed the Fire focuses on Allen’s work in music as a performer, composer, teacher, activist, and mentor, and features a keynote event with Terri Lyne Carrington (Berklee College of Music), Angela Davis (University of California, Santa Cruz), Gina Dent (University of California, Santa Cruz), and Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia University).

This online event is free and open to the public and is part of a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Pitt Jazz Seminar: https://www.jazz.pitt.edu/

Registration required at http://heymancenter.org/events/feed-the-fire-a-cyber-symposium-in-honor-of-geri-allen/

Participants

Mount Allen III (SFJAZZ)

Dwight Andrews (Emory University)

Courtney Bryan (Tulane University)

Terri Lyne Carrington (Berklee College of Music)

Angela Davis (University of California at Santa Cruz)

Gina Dent (University of California at Santa Cruz)

Michael Dessen (University of California at Irvine)

Kevin Fellezs (Columbia University)

Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia University)

Michael Heller (University of Pittsburgh)

Ellie M. Hisama (Columbia University)

Vijay Iyer (Harvard University)

Aaron J. Johnson (University of Pittsburgh)

Veronica Johnson (Detroit Sound Conservancy)

Tammy L. Kernodle (Miami University)

George E. Lewis (Columbia University)

Nicole Mitchell Gantt (University of Pittsburgh)

Fred Moten (New York University / Tisch School of the Arts)

Robert O’Meally (Columbia University)

Yoko Suzuki (University of Pittsburgh)

Francis Wong (Asian Improv Arts)

The symposium is sponsored by the Society of Fellows/Heyman Center for the Humanities, the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, and the Institute for Research on African American Studies at Columbia University and the Jazz Studies Program and the Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh. Co-sponsoring the event are the Center for Jazz Studies, the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and the Department of Music at Columbia University, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women, the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Department of Africana Studies at Barnard College, and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, and Humanities Center of the University of Pittsburgh.

Time

(Thursday) 9:30 am - 5:30 pm EST

Location

Virtual

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