Jazz Study Group History
February 2014 - Mind. Brain. Jazz

Presenters
Bob O’Meally – Columbia

Featured Guests
ViJay Iyer – Musician
Stefon Harris – Musician
Michael Shadlen – Columbia
Robin Kelley – UCLA
Fred Moten
Janet Metcalf – Columbia
Karl Hart – Columbia
Tad Shull – Columbia

October 2012 - Jazz in Paris

Presenters
Robert O’Meally – Columbia
Brent Edwards – Columbia
Alexandre Pierpont – University of Paris

Featured Guests
Claude Carrier – Musician
Alexandre Pierpont – University of Paris
John Betsch – Musician
Ann Legrand – Curator
Brent Edwards – Columbia
Olivier Franc – Musician
Jean Baptiste Franc – Musician
Rebecca Cavanaugh – Vocalist
Antoine Rajon – Music Producer
Krin Gabbard – Sunny Stonybrook
Emmanuael Parent – Jazz Scholar
Arlette Frund – Art Historian
Christian Bethune – Jazz Scholar
Phillippe Carles – Jazz Journalist
Logan Richardson – Musician
Benjamin Sanz – Musician
Rhoda Scott – Musician, Educator

October 2011 - The Lady Who Swings the Band: The Music of Mary Lou Williams

Presenters
Farah Griffin – Columbia University
Diedra Harris-Kelley – Curator
Bob O’Meally – Columbia

Featured Guests
Geri Allen- Musician
Carol Bash – Film maker
Father Peter O’Brien

February 2011 - Jazz Scores

Presenters
Farah Griffin – Columbia
Bob O’Meally – Columbia
Brent Edwards – Columbia

Featured Guests
Wadada Leo Smith- musician via skype
Adam Rudolph – Musician
Miya Masaoka – Musician
Steve Coleman – Musician
Butch Morris – Musician

October 2010 - The Pre-History of Jazz

Presenters
Daphne Brooks – Princeton University
John Szwed – Columbia
Fred Moten – Duke University

Featured Guests
No guest speakers

April 2010 - The Social Valence of Jazz in South Africa

Presenters
Brent Edwards – Columbia
Salim Washington – Musician
Farah Griffin – Columbia

Featured Guests
No guest speakers

March 2007 - Jazz and the Church

Presenters
Maxine Gordon –
David L. Smith – Williams College
Dawn Norfleet – Musician
Guthrie Ramsey – University of Penn.

Featured Guests
Rev. James Forbes

October 2006 - Mentoring

Presenters
Jacqui Malone – Queens College

Featured Guests
Alexandre Pierrepont
Warren Smith
Stephen Lehman
Alexandria Bradley
Germaine Ingram
Dianne Walker

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