This Friday, November 30, I will be giving a presentation on Rutgers University’s campus in Newark, NJ on the life and music of drummer “Philly” Joe Jones. The presentation is part of a Jazz History Thesis Presentation Series produced by Dr. Lewis Porter. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Bradley Hall. It is FREE and open to the public. The itinerary is as follows:
4:30- Vincent Gardner- History of the Brooklyn Jazz Scene
5:00- Dustin Mallory- The Life and Music of “Philly” Joe Jones
5:30- John Petrucelli- The Life and Music of Warne Marsh
6:00- Ralph Russell- The Compositions of Randy Weston
6:30- Melba Joyce- (topic unknown)
7:00- Trevor Hudson- History of the Loft Scene
There will also be a second day of presentations on Wednesday, November 28. Topics that day will include Uri Caine, Jazz & Poetry, Freddie King, Eddie Sauter, etc. It should be a fun and informative series!