“Glory Van Scott — dancer, actor, playwright, teacher and now autobiographer has given us a fierce and telling memoir of a woman whose talent, self-confidence and sheer bravado
“Glory Van Scott — dancer, actor, playwright, teacher and now autobiographer has given us a fierce and telling memoir of a woman whose talent, self-confidence and sheer bravado can inspire us all. There are never enough stories of strong women who have risen above the endemic sexism of show business to use all their gifts. Where does Glory’s self confidence and energy come from? In this book you will learn of the great women in her family who came before her, of her cousin Emmett Till whose death from racism is an unforgettable lesson for all Americans and of the propulsive hope that enables excellence. Glory has worked with all the greats: George Balanchine, Katherine Dunham, Agnes De Mille. She has that rare ability to learn from everyone and to say no when her artistic intuition tells her to. “Yes” is important but sometimes “no” is even more crucial. I admire her talent, guts and passion.” — Erica Jong
The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University Presents An Evening With Dr. Glory Van Scott
“Glory: A Life Among Legends, A Memoir”
Program and Book Party
Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:00 pm
East Galley, Buell Hall Reception and book signing to follow
Benny Goodman in Red Square. Benny Goodman performs for a young audience in Red Square, Moscow, Soviet Union, 1962.
Photo courtesy of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Benny Goodman Papers, Yale University.
This and other photos are part of an exhibition created by the Meridian International Center, Washington, D.C..
Join us for a panel discussion featuring musician Wycliffe Gordon, and historians Ingrid Monson and Penny Von Eschen, moderated by Professor Robert O’Meally, founder of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. After the discussion, Wycliffe Gordon & His International All Stars will perform, reimagining a concert behind the Iron Curtain.
Arrive early and view prints of rare photographs that bring to life this unique period in U.S. diplomatic history.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018
7:30pm | Doors open at 6:30pm
Join us for a live music and slide-show presentation highlighting Duke Ellington's musical self-portraits and his portraits of people he admired--many of whom were black women. Ellington composed several of these works just
Join us for a live music and slide-show presentation highlighting Duke Ellington’s musical self-portraits and his portraits of people he admired–many of whom were black women. Ellington composed several of these works just prior to Matisse’s visit to Harlem in 1930-31; they could well have been among the works the French artist heard while here. Particularly when portraying black women, how might we compare these two artists’ portraits?
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00pm
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
(enter on West 125th Street, just west of Broadway)
*RSVP is required. Please check back on our Jazz Studies website for updated information