Jazz Research Roundtables
Join the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers–Newark for Jazz Research Roundtables, where the brightest minds in jazz scholarship come to present their research. Admission is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 21, 7–9 p.m.
Dana Room 4th Floor, John Cotton Dana Library
Producer, journalist, and author Sanford Josephson will be presenting his latest book, Jeru's Journey: The Life & Music of Gerry Mulligan. This biography chronicles Mulligan's immense contributions to American music, far beyond the world of jazz. Based on his oral autobiography recorded in 1995 Josephson chronicles the milestones and complications in Mulligan's extraordinary life and career, from his early days of arranging for big bands to the creation of his innovative concert jazz band in the early 1960s. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
Thursday, April 5, 7–9 p.m.
Clement’s Place, 15 Washington Street, Newark
Pianist and author Monika Herzig will present her newest work, Experiencing Chick Corea: A Listener’s Companion. This book looks at the full span of Corea’s career, decade by decade, touching on the vast array of musical styles he engaged, from his initial work with Herbie Mann to his free explorations with Circle. It touches on his arguably most influential album Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, his involvement with Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew and subsequent efforts as pioneer in the fusion scene with Return to Forever, his duo collaborations, classical outings, and his acoustic and trio work in the 1990s and beyond. Herzig places Corea’s creations in their historical and social contexts so any music lover can gain a fuller understanding of the incredible range of his work.