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Is Jazz Alive in the 315?


Music popularity comes in waves. What was immensely popular in the 90s is different than what dominates the radio waves today. One of the genres that has had it's fair share of ups and downs is Jazz. This week on The 315, Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss are joined by culture reporter, music critic, and lecturer Larry Blumenfeld. He's serving as the 2019 Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Syracuse University. 

He'll outline what he intends to address during his time at Syracuse, whether jazz is thriving or just surving, along with  how jazz fits into our culture today.

Scheduled events:

Monday, March 25, 4:30-6 p.m.
Welcome Reception for Larry Blumenfeld
Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center

Tuesday, March 26, 5-6:30 p.m.
Chicago Fire: The Men and Women of the AACM and Their Enduring Power
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Wednesday, March 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Writing About Improvisation: A Workshop
304 Tolley Humanities Building

Friday, March 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
La Conexión Cubana (The Cuban Connection), featuring Yosvany Terry Quartet in performance
La Casita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco Street

Monday, April 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Armstrong in Prison: The Fight for New Orleans Jazz Culture Since the Flood
Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

Tuesday, April 2, 6:30-8 p.m.
How Does Jazz Survive (and Thrive)?
Lender Auditorium, 007 Whitman School of Management

Wednesday, April 3, 2-4 p.m.
The Answer is Culture: A Roundtable Discussion About Arts, Activism and Cultural Policy
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Thursday, April 4, 12:30-2 p.m.
She Played it Like That: Jazz Listening Party, with Belfer Archives
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Friday, April 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
'Gangsterism' on Campus: A Conversation About Jazz, Race and Creative Intent, featuring Jason Moran, followed by a solo-piano performance
Hendricks Chapel