Downtown New York Jazz
Library of Birmingham, Heritage Learning Space
Thursday 5 June 2014
Ed McKeon (Director, Frontiers Festival)
11 am – 11:45 am
WIS (aka Warren Smith) in conversation with Rhys Chatham
12pm – 12:30pm
Professor Tim Wall (Birmingham City University)
a??Jazz in Manhattan’s Lofts in the 1970s: David Murray, new jazz and its contribution to the founding of the Downtown Scenea??
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch (not provided)
1:30pm – 2pm
Dr. Kirsten Forkert (Birmingham City University)
a??The Lower East Side and the politics of real estatea??
2:15pm – 2:45pm
Tony Dudley-Evans (Jazzlines)
a??Tim Berne: his role in the Downtown and Brooklyn scene.a??
3pm – 3:30pm
Dr. Roger Fagge (University of Warwick)
”MacDougal Street Blues’: Jack Kerouac and Jazz Performance’.
3:45pm – 4:15pm
Dr. Nicholas Gebhardt (Birmingham City University)
a??Friends and Neighbors: living with jazza??
This event is supported by the Library of Birmingham, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. It forms part of the Frontiers Festival: Extraordinary Music from Downtown New York & Birmingham www.frontiersmusic.org