[jja-announce] Jazz Matters in May - extraordinary panel discussion

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Tue Apr 27 13:33:04 EDT 2004


Please join us for the next installment of the Jazz Journalists
Association's "Jazz Matters" series:

"On the Books: Using Jazz Archives and Libraries" 
Wednesday, May 19, 6-8pm 
New School jazz performance space 
(55 W. 13 St., 5th floor, New York, NY)

This panel might be more accurately titled "On the Books, Recordings,
Sheet Music, Manuscripts, Memorabilia and the assorted other materials
in jazz archives and libraries." At some point in their work, most jazz
journalists - as well as musicians and students - need to draw on
materials not in their direct possession. This panel seeks to address
strategies for researchers and locally available resources at three
prominent institutions: the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers
University's Newark campus, the New York Public Library for the
Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, and the Louis Armstrong House &
Archives at Queens College. The panel will be moderated by Lara
Pellegrinelli and includes esteemed guests: Peggy Alexander (Armstrong
Archive), George Boziwick (NYPL), pianist/researcher Frank Kimbrough,
Annie Kuebler (IJS), and Dan Morgenstern (IJS).

Beyond research, our panelists will make a pitch for you to become part
of the community represented in their collections. Jazz history is
largely dependent on what we leave behind for future researchers.
Journalists, have you ever considered finding a home for your old
interview cassettes and transcripts? Musicians, do you keep copies of
your publicity materials and recordings in a safe place, one where
future generations will have access to them? The panel will address
being your own archivist and making donations to the above institutions.


For further information call (212) 533-9495 
The New School Jazz performance space is located at 55 W. 13 St., 5th
floor, New York, NY (just east of 6th Avenue, accessible via 14th st.
stops on the 1, 9, A, B, D, F and 6 lines).
The event is free and open to the public.

Panelist bios:

Peggy Alexander, the Curator of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives at
Queens College, is responsible for preserving and caring for Louis
Armstrong's personal belongings as well as building the Archives'
growing collection of Armstrong materials. In addition, Mrs. Alexander
curates three exhibits per year at the Louis Armstrong Archives, and
regularly gives presentations on Louis Armstrong and the Louis Armstrong
House & Archives. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Music performance from
the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and a Masters of
Library Science from the Graduate School of Library and Information
Studies at Queens College. Before her work as the Curator of the Louis
Armstrong House & Archives, she was the Archivist at The Rodgers and
Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at the New York Public Library
for the Performing Arts, the second largest sound archives in the United
States. She is an active member of the Society of American Archivists
and the Music Library Association.

George Boziwick has been Curator of the American Music Collection in the
Music Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at
Lincoln Center since 1991. He has contributed articles to various
journals including American Music, the New Grove Dictionary of Music and
Musicians, American Organist, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, and the
forthcoming Routledge Encyclopedia of the Blues. He holds a Master of
Library Service degree from Columbia University. He has been an active
member of the Music Library Association and is on the Board of the
Society for American Music. Mr. Boziwick is also a composer. He has had
works commissioned and performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet, Goliard
Concerts, The National Association of Composers, and the Newport Music
Festival. His music has been recorded on the Opus One label, and his
work Magnificat will be published by C.F. Peters in 2004. In addition,
Mr. Boziwick plays a mean harmonica, and has performed with a number of
bands and on recordings featuring blues and R & B musicians such as Bob
Gaddy, Larry Dale, and Roscoe Gordon.

Frank Kimbrough, a composer-in-residence of the Jazz Composers
Collective since its inception in 1992, has been active on the New York
music scene for more than twenty years. As a leader, he has recorded for
Palmetto, OmniTone, Soul Note, and Mapleshade. He has appeared on such
popular NPR shows as Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz and All Things
Considered, his work cited in the Downbeat Critics Poll for Talent
Deserving Wider Recognition (2001-2003). Kimbrough has received grants
from Meet the Composer, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Chamber
Music America's Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project. In addition to his
work as a leader, he co-leads the Collective's Herbie Nichols Project,
which has recorded three critically acclaimed CDs, and toured
internationally. He also plays in many Collective groups, including Ben
Allison's Medicine Wheel, Ted Nash and Still Evolved, and with ensembles
led by Michael Blake and Ron Horton. He has also played with the Maria
Schneider Orchestra since 1993. Frank's latest CD is Lullabluebye
(Palmetto), with bassist Ben Allison and drummer Matt Wilson.

In November 2000, Annie Kuebler began work at the Institute of Jazz
Studies at Rutgers University as archivist for the Mary Lou Williams
Collection. Ms. Kuebler now serves as the Institute's Collections
Manager, currently concentrating on the James P. Johnson and John Benson
Brooks Collections. Before moving to Newark, Ms. Kuebler worked as an
archivist for the Smithsonian Institution's American History Museum from
1988-2000.  Her accomplishments include the organization of the music
manuscripts in the Duke Ellington Collection, and establishing
relationships with such donors as Benny Carter and Bill Holman. Ms.
Kuebler has presented research papers to both domestic and international
audiences, assisted jazz orchestras in preparing performances and
contributed program notes to Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy
Center.

Dan Morgenstern has been the Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies
(IJS) at Rutgers University's Newark campus since l976. IJS is the
world's largest archival collection of jazz and jazz-related materials,
serving as a major resource to the field. Still active as a
writer/editor/broadcaster, Morgenstern has served as the editor of Down
Beat, Metronome and Jazz Magazine. He has annotated hundreds of albums,
winning six Grammy Awards for his efforts. Living with Jazz: A Dan
Morgenstern Reader, will be published by Pantheon Books this fall. His
Jazz People (1976, with photographer Ole Brask) is still in print as a
Da Capo paperback.

Lara Pellegrinelli is a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology at Harvard
University and a music journalist. In 1997, she moved to New York City
and began combining research on contemporary jazz vocalists with variety
of writing assignments. Her work has appeared in such publications as
The New York Times, The Village Voice, Jazz Times, New Music Box, Ms.
Magazine, the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, and the African American
Lives. Vocalists Andy Bey, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Jon
Hendricks, Shirley Horn, Sheila Jordan, Abbey Lincoln, Mark Murphy,
Anita O'Day, Jimmy Scott, and Cassandra Wilson count among her interview
subjects. She expects to complete her dissertation, "The Song is Who?
Beyond Doubleness in Contemporary, Mainstream Jazz Singing," by August
2004.


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