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The Women of Records at Play: The Institute of Jazz Studies @50

September 12, 2017
Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams, Decca Records Studio, New York, 1940. Mary Lou Williams Collection, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Libraries.

The Paul Robeson Galleries & The Institute of Jazz Studies present:

The Women of Records at Play: The Institute of Jazz Studies @50 with Institute of Jazz Studies Archivist Elizabeth Surles

Thursday, September 14, 2017
6 p.m.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Express Newark
54 Halsey Street, 3rd floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Join Elizabeth Surles, archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies, for a curated listening session featuring recordings by the female performers, composers, and arrangers highlighted in the exhibit Records at Play: The Institute of Jazz Studies @50. From Bessie Smith to Carla Bley, the evening will present a smorgasbord of women in jazz and include a wide variety of jazz styles.

Light refreshments will be provided after the event.
Free and open to the public.

This event is the second of a three-part series of jazz listening sessions led by Institute of Jazz Studies scholars in partnership with the Paul Robeson Galleries. These listening sessions will be held in the exhibition space of Records at Play: The Institute of Jazz Studies @50.

Upcoming Session
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6–8 p.m. led by executive director Wayne Winborne