MJQ Redux: Jazz Symposium at Sewanee
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The University of the South hosts a symposium dedicated to the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet.
Sewanee will celebrate Jazz with a weekend full of events including a Sewanee Jazz Society Reunion, a Modern Jazz Quartet Symposium, and a concert with the Aaron Diehl Quartet.
The symposium is dedicated to the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet. The symposium assembles several leading names in jazz studies, including Gary Giddins, featured expert in Ken Burns’s Jazz and author of Visions of Jazz and Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star; and George Schuller, drummer with the Lee Konitz Quartet and son of famed composer and jazz advocate Gunther Schuller.
Symposium participants will also hear from Phil Schaap, a fabled New York City jazz personality (curator, Jazz at Lincoln Center, faculty member of Juilliard Jazz Studies, and WKCR jazz host), and Dr. Christopher Coady, the author of John Lewis and the Challenge of “Real” Black Music and lecturer at the Sydney (Australia) Conservatorium of Music. Aaron Diehl, whose quartet will perform and revive the songs played by the MJQ at Sewanee in 1961, also contributes to the symposium with a performance-discussion on Lewis’s charts from a pianist’s perspective.
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The weekend begins with a pre-symposium dinner on Friday and concludes following the concert Sunday afternoon.
735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383