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Friday Music Series: DC Jazz, Dignity, and Human Rights

Friday Music Series: DC Jazz, Dignity and Human Rights

Join the Library and the Department of Performing Arts on Friday, September 21 at 11:00 am for DC Jazz, Dignity, and Human Rights, a special lecture and concert celebrating the return of the Friday Music Series and a new Robbin Gallery Exhibition!

The lecture will feature remarks from Maurice Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of History. Professor Jackson will discuss his recently published title DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC. The book, which he co-edited with Blair A. Ruble, "traces the development and impact of the jazz scene in Washington DC and the musical links between society, culture, and the spread of ideas." The talk will be followed by a reception, and a preview of the new Robbin Gallery Exhibition, Jazz at Georgetown. The exhibition, curated by Jayme Kurland, Robbin Collection Music Cataloger with assistance from Rachel Coleman (C'19), gives a glimpse into concerts, competitions, and even a jazz mass on the Hilltop featuring some of the biggest names in jazz in the last century, including Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, and Mary Lou Williams!

The program will be followed by the first Friday Music Series concert of the fall 2018 semester hosted by the Department of Performing Arts featuring local jazz legends Pepe Gonzalez and Imani with musicians Jon Ozment and Sam Turner. The Georgetown University Music Program's Friday Music Series features free concerts on select Fridays at 1:15 p.m. all semester long. Check out their full line up!

Learn more about this event and RSVP at the Library’s events page.