OTHER RESEARCH CENTERS
- Jazz Research at Columbia
- Jazz Studies Online
- Improvisation, Community and Social Practice
- The Jazz Study Group
- The Jazzinstitut Darmstadt
- The Institute of Jazz Studies
- The Jazz Institute of Chicago
- The Chicago Jazz Archive
- The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM)
- The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
- Columbia University Department of Music
- The Institute for Research in African-American Studies
- The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
- Columbia’s Department of English and Comparative Literature
- Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER)
JAZZ RESEARCH AT COLUMBIA
The revolutionary integration of research and teaching at the Center for Jazz Studies is powered by Columbia faculty who count among the leading figures in the field: George E. Lewis, Brent Hayes Edwards, Christopher Washburne, Robert O’Meally, Ann Douglas, Farah Jasmine Griffin, and John Szwed, the Center’s current Director. Core and affiliated Center faculty serve as sponsors, co-sponsors, and readers for doctoral students engaged in research related to jazz studies, working to create the next generation of scholars in the field.
The Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts present the tenth year of a beloved tradition that connects community
The Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre
at Columbia University School of the Arts
present the tenth year of a beloved tradition that connects community through art
This year’s theme is inspired by the intersection of Shakespeare and Duke Ellington,
exploring the spirit of play while finding meaning within collective traditions.
Free as always • Virtual this year
Concept and direction by PROCESSIONAL ARTS WORKSHOP
Through distribution of “make-your-own” lantern kits, plus video tutorials
and virtual workshops, the public will collectively illuminate the night
with their one-of-a-kind lanterns, bringing light and life back to public space.
September 9-11, 2021
“Create your own lantern at home” kits will be distributed to registrants
at a socially-distanced pick-up location outside of Miller Theatre.
Watch the Video Celebration: Tuesday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.
Tune in to morningside-lights.com to watch the live premiere of the video celebration that includes user-generated content of the lantern-making process.
Sign up at morningside-lights.com
Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre:
Columbia University School of the Artshttps://lenfest.arts.columbia.edu/events/complex-issues-south-pico-african-american-artists-los-angeles-1960s-and-1970s
Columbia University School of the Arts presents "Arturo O'Farrill: Transposing Genres — Fluidity in the Arts"
Columbia University School of the Arts
“Arturo O’Farrill: Transposing Genres — Fluidity in the Arts”
This lecture by Arturo O’Farrill will be livestreamed.
Introduced by Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts.
Arturo O’Farrill, composer, pianist, and Professor of Global Jazz Studies at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music will discuss several aspects of his music, including (but not limited to):
1. How a classically trained musician with an Irish-Mexican-Cuban-German heritage and a propensity toward the avant-garde became the poster boy for Afro Latin Jazz.
2. The creative process in his music, his influences, process, and his newest composition, Mundoagua.
Related event: Arturo O’Farrill & the Latin Jazz Orchestra will perform in Miller Theatre on Saturday, September 18, featuring the world premiere of Mundoagua, a new commission from the School of the Arts.
For more information and to register for this event Please CLICK HERE
Co-presented by the Arts Initiative; Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia Global Centers, Columbia World Projects, Department of Music, Institute for Latin American Studies, The Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Miller Theatre, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, and the School of the Arts.
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Presents Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 4pm
The virtual concerts in the Live from Columbia series are filmed live and premiered throughout the 2021-22 season at millertheatre.com/live-from-columbia. On-demand streaming will be available immediately after.
This fall, as campus life and society relaunch, art plays a leading role. Livestreamed from the Miller stage, Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra perform an exciting program.
In 2019, Columbia University launched the Year of Water, an interdisciplinary investigation of water in all of its social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental complexities. As part of the initiative, the School of the Arts commissioned the composer, musician, and seven-time Grammy Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill to write a new work. Mundoagua receives its long-awaited world premiere, paired with another work by O’Farrill, Gulab Jamón, both performed by the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, “one of the best jazz orchestras in existence” (The New Yorker).
Filmed from the Miller Theatre stage
Co-presented with Columbia University School of the Arts
Plus: A Special Lecture by Arturo O’Farrill: Transposing Genres — Fluidity in the Arts
Tuesday, September 14, 7:30pm
Learn more and register for the Livestream
- Carla Bley Blue Palestine (2021)
- Arturo O’Farrill Mundoagua (2020), world premiere, commissioned by Columbia University School of the Arts in honor of Columbia’s Year of Water
- O’Farrill Gulab Jamón (2019), originally commissioned by The Greene Space through the auspices of the J L Greene Foundation
Photo by Laura Mariet
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Listen but Don′t Ask Question: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar across the TransPacific
by: Kevin Fellezs
Performed on an acoustic steel-string guitar with open tunings and a finger-picking technique, Hawaiian slack key guitar music emerged in the mid-nineteenth century. Though performed on a non-Hawaiian instrument, it is widely considered to be an authentic Hawaiian tradition grounded in Hawaiian aesthetics and cultural values. In Listen But Don’t Ask Question Kevin Fellezs listens to Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) and non-Hawaiian slack key guitarists in Hawai‘i, California, and Japan, attentive to the ways in which notions of Kanaka Maoli belonging and authenticity are negotiated and articulated in all three locations.
In Hawai‘i, slack key guitar functions as a sign of Kanaka Maoli cultural renewal, resilience, and resistance in the face of appropriation and occupation, while in Japan it nurtures a merged Japanese-Hawaiian artistic and cultural sensibility. For diasporic Hawaiians in California, it provides a way to claim Hawaiian identity. By demonstrating how slack key guitar is a site for the articulation of Hawaiian values, Fellezs illuminates how slack key guitarists are reconfiguring notions of Hawaiian belonging, aesthetics, and politics throughout the transPacific.
This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information and to register
Please CLICK HERE
Attendance and Registration Policy:
This event will take place in-person at the Heyman Center and virtually over Zoom. We ask that everyone register via Zoom, even those who plan to attend in-person.
Attendance at SOF/Heyman events will follow Columbia-issued guidelines as they continue to develop. Given the current recommendations, we plan to allow in-person attendance for Columbia affiliates who have conformed with the on-campus guidelines. For everyone else, we’re planning to livestream this event, allowing for virtual attendance.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. This event will be recorded. By being electronically present, you consent to the SOF/Heyman using such video for promotional purposes.
Kevin Fellezs is Associate Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology & AAADS at Columbia University. He is the author of Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk and the Creation of Fusion and Listen But Don’t Ask Question: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Across the TransPacific. He has also published articles in Jazz Perspectives, the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and the Journal of the Society for American Music.
About the Speakers:
Jessica Bissett-Perea is Associate Professor in the Department of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Perea also co-directs the “Radical and Relational Approaches to Food Fermentation and Food Security” research cluster, which seeks to advance Indigenous knowledges and performing arts processes as a means to unsettle and densify modes of knowledge production and research in academia. Her first book Sound Relations: Native Ways of Doing Music History in Alaska will be published in fall 2021.
Aaron A. Fox is Associate Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology at Columbia University. He has published extensively on American country music and working-class culture. Aaron’s book, Real Country: Music and Language in Working-Class Culture, was published by Duke University Press in 2004.
Paige West is Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. Dr. West has worked in Papua New Guinea since 1996 and has conducted over ninety months of field-based research in the country. In addition to her position as the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, Dr. West is the Director of the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University.
Chris Washburne is Associate Professor of Music at Columbia University and the founder and director of Columbia’s Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program. He has published numerous articles on jazz, Latin jazz, and salsa. His book, Sounding Salsa: Performing Latin Music in New York was published in 2008 by Temple University Press. He co-edited the volume Bad Music and is currently working on a book on Latin jazz which will be published by Oxford University Press.
(Tuesday) 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm