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Jazz events at the Dana Library, Tues April 2nd & Wed. April 17th

Mimi Jones

Members of the Rutgers community and the general public are invited to two free jazz events at the John Cotton Dana Library. Both events will be held in the Dana Room, on the 4th floor off the library, and are sponsored by the Institute of Jazz Studies.

Performance by Mimi Jones, bassist
Tuesday April 2nd
2:00 - 4:00 PM

New York native Mimi Jones (aka Miriam Sullivan) is a multi-talented bassist, vocalist and composer. In 2009 she released her debut CD, "A New Day," and she is currentluy working on her second. Mimi has performed or recorded with the great Lionel Hampton, Kenny Barron, Tia Fuller and Terri Lyne Carrington. She has studied with Lisle Atkinson, Ron Carter and Milt Hinton. Mimi toured extensively throughout Europe, the United States and on five continents as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador.

Research Roundtable Presentation by Ben Bierman
"Experimental Jazz Composers"
Wednesday April 17th
7:00 - 9:00 pm

John Benson Brooks, George Handy and other now-forgotten composers of the 1950s wrote fascinating and forward-thinking pieces for such soloists as Cannonball Adderley, Zoot Sims and Art Farmer. Dr. Bierman will present audio of these pieces with his own insightful analyses. Ben Bierman is professor of music at John Jay College in Manhattan, after years of touring and recording as a freelance trumpeter with noted groups in a variety of genres. He also an active composer.

For further information on either event, please call 973-353-5595. Financial support for the Research Roundtable is provided by the Rosalind & Alfred Berger Foundation.

Posted March 25, 2013